on the Greek kalends

on the Greek kalends
1) Общая лексика: (at) до греческих календ, (at) никогда, (at) после дождичка в четверг
2) Шутливое выражение: никогда (у греков календ не было)

Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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