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A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted »
(foolish people lose money easily...)


A Fool And His Money Are Soon Parted »
(foolish people lose money easily; it is foolish to waste money...)


All Systems Are Go »
(everything is working correctly and we are ready to begin...)


Idle Hands Are The Devil's Tools »
(when you have nothing to do you are more likely to get into trouble...)


The Bigger They Are (The Harder They Fall) »
(we can beat this larger opponent...)


Things Are Looking Up »
(the situation is getting better...)


Two Heads Are Better Than One »
(two people working together solve problems better than each person working alone...)


What Are You Driving At? »
(What are trying to imply?...)


What Are You Up To? »
(what you have been doing; what are you doing lately...)


When The Chips Are Down »
(When things are not going well; how one feels when one is losing...)


You Are Bent On Doing It »
(you really want to do it...)


You Are Caving In »
(doing what others want even though you don't want to...)


You Are Keen On Doing It »
(you like doing it; you want to do it more...)


You Are Keen On Him »
(you like it or them; you want more of them...)


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


A Far Away Look »
(a look in ones eyes when one is not focused on the present moment; the way a person looks when they are thinking of other times or places...)


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


A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed »
(people who need things are often polite and act like friends; people who need help from us will act friendly towards us...)


A Hive Of Activity »
(a place where people are busy and working hard...)


A Hop, Skip, And A Jump »
(not far away from where we are...)


A Known Quantity »
(you are familiar with it and understand it well...)


A Mixed Bag »
(there are lots of different things in it...)


A Pack Of Lies »
(a number of statements which are all untrue...)


A Place To Call Your Own »
(a place to live or work where you are the owner...)


A Skeleton In The Closet »
(things from ones past that are shameful or embarrassing...)


A Taste Of Your Own Medicine »
(a lesson where other people treat you the same way you treat them in order to teach you that you are acting badly...)


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


A Word To The Wise »
(good advice; you will listen to this advice if you are smart...)


After All Is Said And Done »
(when things are calmer; after some time passes and all of this activity is finished...)


Ahead Of One's Time »
(ones ideas are advanced; one's ideas might not be understood until a future time...)


Ahead Of The Game »
(things are going very well...)


Air One's Grievances »
(complain; let people know what you are unhappy about...)


All Gone »
(there are no more; none are left; the last one is gone...)


All Out War »
(the two sides are attacking each other with all of their power...)


All That Glitters Is Not Gold »
(some things are not as valuable as the appear to be...)


All Well And Good »
(what you are saying may be true, but there may be something else more important...)


Amount To The Same Thing »
(the two are equal; there is no difference between them...)


Apples And Oranges »
(the two things are totally different; they cannot be counted in the same way...)


Arm In Arm »
(peoples arms are hooked together...)


Bad As All That »
(people are saying that it is very bad; as bad as people are saying...)


Beating A Path To Your Door »
(you are popular; people are eager to be with you...)


Birds Of A Feather Flock Together »
(people like to spend time with others who are similar...)


Blood Is Thicker Than Water »
(relations with family are the most important thing...)


Blood Runs Thicker Than Water »
(relations between family members are the most important...)


Cause Some Eyebrows To Raise »
(make people wonder what you are doing or ask why...)


Change Someone's Tune »
(that person has changed what they believe and what they are saying...)


Check In On Someone Or Something »
(visit one to see that they are okay...)


Checks And Balances »
(protections to make sure mistakes are not being made...)


Clearing The Air »
(talking about the thing people are thinking about...)


Climbing On The Bandwagon »
(joining in what the others are doing...)


Coming Of Age »
(you are old enough to do it...)


Coming Out On Top »
(as the match is ending, you are the winner...)


Crossing Swords With You »
(the two are having a fight or struggle...)


Cutting Your Losses »
(quitting when you are losing, so that you won't lose even more...)


Dead Ahead »
(directly in front of you in the direction you are facing...)


Digging Your Own Grave »
(the thing you are doing will surely cause your failure; you are doing things which will cause you to fail...)


Dirty Work »
(work which makes one dirty; actions which are bad...)


Doing Your Stuff »
(doing that special thing which you are good at doing...)


Don't Put The Cart Before The Horse »
(certain things will fail if they are not done in the correct order...)


Dropping Names »
(saying the names of important people so people will think you are important...)


Easy As Abc »
(it is very simple; you are confident that you can do it...)


Everything's Coming Up Roses »
(things are turning out great...)


Expecting A Child »
(the woman is pregnant so they are expecting that a baby will born...)


Eyeball To Eyeball »
(the two are standing close looking right into each other's eyes...)


Feast Your Eyes On This »
(look at this; you are going to see something great...)


Feel Like A New Person »
(feel like one's problems are finished...)


Feel Put Upon »
(feel like you are forced to do something...)


Few And Far Between »
(rare; difficult to find; there are not many...)


Find A Happy Medium »
(find a compromise where both sides are happy; find a balance between two competing desires...)


Find Someone Or Something Out »
(learn the secret that they are hiding...)


Finding Your Feet »
(feeling more comfortable in what you are doing...)


Fit The Bill »
(it is what you are looking for; it is what you wanted...)


Flexing Your Muscles »
(doing things to show others that you are strong....)


For Keeps »
(you are allowed to keep it...)


Friend Or Foe »
(tell me who you are; are you my friend, or my enemy?...)


Full Of Hot Air »
(speaking a lot of angry words; saying things that are not true...)


Full Of It »
(this person says things which are not true; a liar...)


Gathering A Case Against You »
(collect evidence to prove that you are guilty...)


Get A Big Send Off »
(a big party to celebrate that you are leaving; a going-away party...)


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


Get Ahead Of Oneself »
(thinking about future things instead of what you are doing now...)


Get Another Think Coming »
(what will happen is not what you are expecting; the result is not going to be good for you...)


Get In On Something »
(join in on what the others are doing...)


Get Into The Act »
(join in on what the others are doing...)


Get Off Your High Horse »
(stop thinking that you are better than other people...)


Haste Makes Waste »
(if you do things too quickly, you make mistakes which are costly...)


If It's Not One Thing, It's Another »
(too many things are going wrong, one after another...)


If The Shoe Fits, Wear It »
(if what people are saying is true, let's agree that it is true; it is a fair and good description; it is that way and it cannot be denied...)


In A Dead Heat »
(tied so far; we are not sure which one will win...)


In A Pinch »
(when you are stuck and need help; when you are in need...)


In Deep Water »
(in trouble; having big problems that are difficult to solve...)


In Session »
(they are meeting right now; the session has begun...)


In The Meantime »
(until it happens; while you are waiting; the time before thing...)


In The Spotlight »
(visible; where others can see one; others are watching...)


In Your Spare Time »
(when you are not busy...)


It Takes Two To Tango »
(when two people have a conflict, both people are at fault...)


Jump On The Bandwagon »
(join everyone else in what they are doing...)


Like Sitting Ducks »
(targets that are easy to hit; we can get them easily...)


Like Two Peas In A Pod »
(they fit together very well; they are comfortable with each other; two people who are similar and fit well together...)


Look Good On Paper »
(it seems like a good plan; we are not yet certain that the plan will work...)


Misery Loves Company »
(people who are unhappy prefer to be with unhappy people...)


Nail In Someone's Or Something's Coffin »
(it will kill them; this guarantees they are finished...)


Never Had It So Good »
(this is great; we are happy...)


No Trespassing »
(strangers are not allowed to go here...)


Off Limits »
(you are not allowed to go there; one may not do that...)


Off The Subject »
(not connected to what people are talking about...)


Old Enough To Be Someone's Father »
(I am a lot older than you; you are much younger than I...)


On Good Terms With Someone »
(the two people are friendly towards each other...)


On Order »
(it has been ordered and we are waiting for it...)


On The Fence »
(you are still undecided...)


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


On Your Mind »
(the thing you are thinking about...)


Out Of Earshot »
(they cannot hear us because they are far away...)


Save One's Breath »
(don't talk now; you are wasting your time by talking; nobody is listening to you...)


Say Uncle »
(quit; give up; say that you lost; admit that you are the loser...)


See Double »
(one's eyes are not able to focus correctly; one see's two images...)


See Someone To The Door »
(walk with that person to the door as they are leaving...)


Shouting Match »
(people are yelling at each other...)


Six Of One And Half A Dozen Of The Other »
(either way, it is the same; both possibilites are equal; two ways of saying the same thing...)


Six Of One, A Half Dozen Of The Other »
(they are the same thing...)


Split Down The Middle »
(the results are exactly the same on both sides...)


Step Right Up »
(come closer; you are next...)


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


Take A Hike »
(rude way to tell someone to "go away" because they are not wanted...)


The Ends Justify The Means »
(our actions are called for by this situation...)


The Sky Is The Limit »
(the possibilities are endless...)


There's More Than One Way To Skin A Cat »
(There are different ways to get the thing done...)


There's No Accounting For Taste »
(The differences in peoples tastes are not easily understood...)


They Don't Make Them Like They Used To »
(Products are not built as well today as they were in the past...)


They Had A Falling Out »
(they are having a fight...)


Throw One's Weight Around »
(push others who are smaller or weaker...)


Turning Up Your Nose »
(rejecting others because they are not good enough...)


What Makes Someone Tick »
(What motivates that person? What are the reasons that person does what he does?...)


What's Keeping You? »
(We are waiting; why are you still not coming?...)


When All Is Said And Done »
(After people are done talking and we can see the result...)


When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do »
(it is best to do as the people do who are from that place; when visiting a foreign place it is best to do things the way those people do...)


Who Do You Think You're Kidding? »
(You are mistaken and I am not going to be fooled by your error...)


Who Do You Think You're Talking To? »
(You are talking to me as if I don't understand the situation...)


Work Through Channels »
(Communicate with the people who are responsible for it...)


You Can't Take It With You »
(wealth and belongings are not what is most important because you will die someday and they will be useless to you...)


You Fell Into My Trap »
(you were tricked and now you are stuck...)


You Just Don't Get It »
(You are not understanding the situation...)


You Said It »
(You are correct; I completely agree with you...)


You're Into It »
(you like that thing; you are enjoying...)




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