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An A For Effort »
(i see that you tried very hard; i respect your hard work...)


An About Face »
(turn around and face the opposite direction...)


An Aching Heart »
(one feels the pain of loss or want; one is pained by losing or wanting something...)


An Act Of Faith »
(one does it because one believes in God or has confidence in another person...)


An Act Of God »
(an accident caused by nature, such as bad weather; not because of what people did...)


An Affinity For Someone Or Something »
(you like that thing; you do it well...)


An All Out Effort »
(one uses all of one's effort...)


An Arm And A Leg »
(a high price to pay...)


An Axe To Grind »
(you plan to express your anger to that person...)


An Eager Beaver »
(one who is very eager; one who really wants to do it...)


An Open And Shut Case »
(it is easy to decide quickly...)


An Open Book »
(easy to read; without secrets; one shares easily...)


As An Aside »
(I will say this even though it is not the main topic...)


As Strong As An Ox »
(very tough and physically strong; solid...)


Do An About Face »
(turn around to face the opposite direction; change one's position completely...)


Do An Errand »
(do a small task or job that needed to be done...)


Form An Opinion »
(decide what one thinks about something...)


Get An Eyeful Of Someone Or Something »
(take a look at that...)


Get An In With Someone »
(have an opportunity to meet...)


Get Into An Argument With Someone »
(fight using words; argue with...)


Keep An Eye On Him »
(watch him carefully...)


Laying An Egg »
(doing or saying something stupid...)


Like An Open Book »
(open, honest; and available; not hidden; not secret...)


Live In An Ivory Tower »
(not understand how most people live their lives...)


Rub Salt In An Old Wound »
(to intentionally bring back the pain of an past experience...)


Take An Interest In Something »
(start to become interested in it...)


Take An Oath »
(promise with words that one is committed...)


Within An Inch Of One's Life »
(Almost to death...)


Without Batting An Eye »
(With no sign of exerting effort...)


You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks »
(it is difficult to change old habits...)


A Case In Point »
(an example which makes clear what you are trying to communicate...)


A Case Of Mistaken Identity »
(an innocent person was believed to be guilty...)


A Far Off Look »
(an expression that a person has when they are not aware of what is going on around them...)


A Flash In The Pan »
(an early success which later becomes a failure...)


A Prelude To Something »
(an introduction to something else which will happen...)


A Ripe Old Age »
(a fun way to refer to a person coming to an older age...)


A Sitting Duck »
(an easy target; one likely to be a victim...)


A Slap In The Face »
(an intentional insult...)


A Standing Offer »
(an offer you can choose to take whenever you want it...)


A Thorn In Someone's Side »
(it nags at you; it wastes your time an effort; it regularly gives you pain...)


A Vote Of Confidence »
(an action to let one know that we are confident in one's skills...)


Beating A Dead Horse »
(forcing an issue that is already closed...)


Bending Over Backwards »
(make an extra effort; try extra hard to do it...)


Catch A Whiff Of Something »
(suspect something; get an idea...)


Die A Natural Death »
(one's death did not happen as the result of an accident or tragedy...)


Dirty Old Man »
(an old man who thinks and jokes a lot about sex...)


Divide Something Fifty Fifty »
(make sure that each side gets an equal share...)


Doing As You're Told »
(doing the thing that you were told to do by an authority...)


Eat One's Cake And Have It Too »
(an impossible wish; one wants to use something but still have the thing available for use...)


Fall In »
(join the group of people standing in an organized way...)


Fire A Gun »
(shoot a gun; pull the trigger of a gun so that there is an explosion and a bullet comes flying out...)


Float A Loan »
(put up an amount of money to be loaned...)


For Instance »
(for example; give an example...)


Force Someone Out Of Office »
(a person is pressured to quit or leave an elected position...)


From Overseas »
(from a place on the other side of an ocean...)


From The Heart »
(said or done in an honest and caring way...)


Get A Bright Idea »
(an idea which can be used to solve a problem...)


Get A Dirty Look From Someone »
(the person has an expression which shows they are angry or upset with you...)


Get A Whiff Of Something »
(smell it; have an idea that it is happening...)


Get Along In Years »
(getting older; becoming an older person...)


Get Goose Bumps »
(one's skin feels tingling due to an emotion such as love, sadness or fear...)


Get Goose Pimples »
(one's skin feels tingling due to an emotion such as love, sadness or fear...)


Get One's Foot In The Door »
(get an opportunity or introduction with that person or place...)


Get The Final Word »
(say the last thing said in an argument...)


Get The Last Word »
(one is the last person to speak in an argument...)


Have A Go At Something »
(try it; make an effort...)


In Your Mind's Eye »
(in your imagination; you see an image of it in your mind...)


Making A Mistake »
(doing some thing in the wrong way; making an error...)


On All Fours »
(an animal walking on its four feet; a person walking on hands and knees...)


On The Same Page »
(different people are looking at an issue in the same way, as when reading from the same page...)


Out Of Your Element »
(in an uncomfortable situation...)


Pick A Quarrel With Someone »
(start a fight with; begin an argument with that person...)


Roll Out The Red Carpet »
(to give a grand welcome to an important guest...)


Sign On The Dotted Line »
(sign a form; write one's name on an official piece of paper...)


Sixth Sense »
(an intuition; one has a feeling it will happen, without knowing why...)


Tag Along »
(go along with other who are attending an event...)


Take Off »
(leave some place, the way a ship or an airplane leaves...)


Take Office »
(when an elected official begins their period of duty...)


Take Someone Up On Something »
(accept an offer that someone has made...)


Where One Is Coming From »
(with an understanding of the other persons situation and needs...)


Whole New Ball Game »
(there has been a shift in power and the other side now has an advantage...)


Write Someone Or Something Up »
(Make an official document of what happened or what someone did wrong...)




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