с него станется

Common Russian phrases

phrase

How to read (transcription):

[s nee-VO STA-nee-tsa]

Translation / meaning:

you can expect this from him

The expression is used after describing an action that has a negative connotation. It implies that a decent and good person would not do such an action, but the person mentioned could easily do it.

also:
с тебя станется, с них станется, etc.

Comments

The word станется comes from the verb статься (to happen).

Examples:

  • Я боюсь как бы он нам все планы не испортил. С него станется.
    I'm afraid he can ruin all our plans. He can easily do something like that.
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