on the level – честно, искренне, по правилам

I want to be on the level with you. = I want to be frank with you.
Is this deal on the level?

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fair and square – честно, без обмана, без жульничества

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to lead somebody up the garden path – вводить в заблуждение

Don’t lead me down the garden path.

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to toe the line – соблюдать дисциплину, придерживаться правил

Some of the students refused to toe the line.

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to pull the wool over one’s eyes – обманывать, скрывать истинные намерения

These people who claim to have supernatural powers are just pulling the wool overpeople’s eyes.

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cock-and-bull story – небылицы, неправдоподобная история

I don’t believe it! It’s just a cock-and-bull story.

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It smells fishy. – Это кажется подозрительным.

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a tall story – выдумка

It seems like a tall story to me.

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