единолично - single-handed: “I’ve told him you’re the one who cracked it. Single-handed.”


еле-еле - by the skin of one’s teeth: “She was able to catch the last train be the skin of her teeth.”

если бы да кабы - if wishes were horses, (beggars would ride)


ехать в Тулу со своим самоваром - to carry coals to Newcastle