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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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