Большой русско-английский фразеологический словарь


РАЗВОДИТЬ АНТИМОНИИ (-ю) collVPsubj: human
1. \А-31 с кем to talk about insignificant matters, engage in idle chatter
X разводит антимонии - X is blabbing (gabbing)
X is shooting the breeze (with person Y).
2. - с кем to treat s.o. with excessive gentleness, leniency
X с Y-om антимонии разводит - X treats Y with kid gloves
X is too easy on YX is too soft with Y.
3. (often infin with нечего, хватит, брось(те) etc) to observe superfluous social conventions
X разводит антимонии - X stands on ceremony
брось(те) разводить антимонии = (oh, stop,) I don't want to hear another word about it
(in limited contexts) oh, don't be silly.