IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Tar ~ ó mo chúl, come out from behind me.
Chaill mé mo chúl ~, I lost my support, the person in whom I had most trust.
Ag ~eadh daoine gan ábhar, ar chúl a gcinn, censuring people without cause, behind their backs.
Tá daoine ~a ar a chúl, he has the support of influential people.
Fuair sé ~ sa chúl, he was struck in the back.
Crochta ar chúl an dorais, hanging on the back, inside, of the door.
Ar chúl na gaoithe, sheltered from the wind.
Ar chúl na gréine, cut off from the sun.
Bhí an teach lán ó chúl go doras, the house was packed out.
Do chúl a bheith le rud, to have one’s back turned to sth.
Dul ar chúl duine, ruda, to get, shelter, behind s.o., sth.
Bhí sé ina sheasamh ar mo chúl, he was standing behind me.
An dream atá ar a chúl, the people who are behind him, backing him up.
Tá rud éigin ar a chúl sin aige, he has some ulterior motive for that;
Do chúl a thabhairt do, le, rud, to turn one’s back on sth., to abandon sth.
Dul ar do chúl i rud, to go back on sth.
Ag caint orm ar chúl mo chinn, talking about me behind my back.
Ina luí ar chúl a chinn, lying on his back.
Tá sé ar chúl a chinn le ráithe, he has been laid up for three months.
Níl ~ ar a chúl ná ar a aghaidh aige, he can neither advance nor retreat, he must face up to it.
Ar chúl ~a, in a backward state or position; isolated, unnoticed, forgotten.
Tá an áit seo ar chúl ~a, this place is at the back of beyond.
Tá siad ar chúl ~a anois, they are ignored, forgotten, now.
Fágadh ar chúl ~a sinn, we were left out in the cold.
Ná ~ ar do chúl ann, don’t go back on it.
An ghaoth a bheith leat, i do chúl, to have a following wind.
Ar aghaidh, ar chúl, na gréine, facing, away from, the sun.
Tá an mac ar chúl láimhe aige, he has his son to give him a helping hand.
Tabhair do chúl leo, turn your back to them.
Dul ar chúl scéithe le rud, to hedge about sth.
Ní dheachaigh sé ar chúl scéithe leis, he said it straight out.
Síneadh ar shlat a dhroma, ar shlat chúl a chinn, é, he was stretched on the broad of his back.
Ar chúl ~, behind the scenes.
Tá ~ ar a chúl aige, he has good backing; he has something to fall back on.
Ní raibh ~ ar mo chúl ná ar m’aghaidh agam, I could go neither backwards nor forwards; I had no way out of the difficulty.
Ná ~ do chúl liom, don’t turn your back to me.