душа не лежит

Russian idioms

phrase

How to read (transcription):

[du-SHA nye lee-ZHEET]

Translation / meaning:

(lit.) the soul does not lie (toward something or to do something);

used when someone does not want to do something

Examples:

  • Из университета он ушёл, так как понял, что к наукам у него душа не лежит.
    He left the university, because he realized that his soul does not lie toward the sciences (he does not like the sciences).
  • Что-то у меня сегодня душа не лежит убираться, отложу уборку до завтра.
    Somehow I don't feel like cleaning today, I will postpone the cleaning until tomorrow.
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