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Act As Someone »
(take on a certain role or responsibility...)


Address Him As Your »
(speak to someone in the manner that is expected...)


As A Duck Takes To Water »
(comfortably, easily and naturally...)


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


As Drunk As A Skunk »
(very drunk; that person is drunk and smells like alcohol...)


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


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


Bald As A Baby's Backside »
(casual way to say smooth and without hair...)


Be That As It May »
(even if that is true...)


Blind As A Bat »
(cannot see anything...)


Clear As A Bell »
(one understands it very clearly...)


Dead As A Doornail »
(lifeless; motionless; clearly dead...)


Deaf As A Post »
(completely deaf; unable to hear...)


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


Drunk As A Skunk »
(very drunk; that person is drunk and smells like alcohol...)


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


Fit As A Fiddle »
(feeling strong healthy...)


Flat As A Board »
(it is completely flat, like a piece of wood that is cut to be flat...)


Free As A Bird »
(with a free and easy feeling; not locked up...)


Fresh As A Daisy »
(feeling fresh and clean; the way one feels after bathing...)


Gentle As A Lamb »
(very gentle; would never hurt others...)


Get A Reputation As A Something »
(people say one is that way...)


Just As I Expected »
(I was correct; it happened as I expected it would happen...)


Likely As Not »
(it will probably happen...)


Old As The Hills »
(aged; very old; historic...)


Phony As A Three Dollar Bill »
(not real; not truthful; fake; artificial...)


Sharp As A Razor »
(smart; intelligent; quick thinking...)


Sick As A Dog »
(very sick with a cold or flu...)


Slow As Molasses In January »
(very slow moving; moving very slowly...)


Thick As Thieves »
(Very familiar and involved with each other...)


Tight As A Tick »
(drunk from drinking a lot of alcohol...)


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...)


Your Guess Is As Good As Mine »
(I don't know either...)


A Few Cards Short Of A Deck »
(something is lacking in that person; the person is being described as crazy or stupid...)


A Few Cards Shy Of A Full Deck »
(something is lacking in that person; the person is being described as crazy or stupid...)


A Kind Of A Something »
(it is like that thing; it fits into the same category as that thing...)


A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned »
(saving money is just as important as earning money...)


A Play By Play Description »
(description of a game done as a narration of what is happening...)


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


All's Well That Ends Well »
(the name of a play written by Shakespeare; as long as the ending is good, what happened before is good too...)


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


At Full Speed »
(as fast as one can go...)


At One's Best »
(doing as well as one is able to do...)


Cap And Gown »
(the outfit one wears at a formal ceremony such as a college graduation...)


Check Out »
(officially leave some place such as a hotel or hospital...)


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


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


Falling Into Place »
(it is as it should be; it will be good...)


Feel Something In One's Bones »
(one has a knowledge about something, and feels that knowledge as a deep sensation in one's body...)


Fill Someone's Shoes »
(do as well as that other person did in that responsibility...)


Firing On All Cylinders »
(the machine is working very smoothly; everything is now going as we want it to...)


Follow Suit »
(act the same way as the other...)


Follow The Crowd »
(walk in the same direction as the group; do what the others do...)


From The Word Go »
(as soon as we began...)


Fruits Of One's Labors »
(what one gets as a result of hard work...)


Get A Tongue Lashing »
(was yelled at by someone, as a punishment...)


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...)


Give A Blank Check To Someone »
(give someone the freedom to spend as much money as they think they need...)


Go In One Ear And Out The Other »
(the person did not hear what was said; one is acting as if one did not hear...)


In Effect »
(the same as; with the result that...)


Jump At The Chance »
(take the opportunity to do it; quickly do it as soon as one can; one wants to do it...)


Jumping On The Bandwagon »
(start doing or saying the same as the others...)


Look Like Something The Cat Dragged In »
(looking terrible as if one has been through a very bad experience...)


Need Something Yesterday »
(need that to be done as soon as possible...)


Not A Moment To Spare »
(one arrived just as it started...)


On Easy Street »
(rich; comfortable and easy as one imagines it will be if one becomes rich...)


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


Out Of Luck »
(it did not happen as one wanted...)


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


Sit In On Something »
(attend as a person watching the event...)


Split Hairs »
(acting as if small amounts were large amounts...)


Take A Toll »
(doing it has a cost; one becomes tired or weary or loses something as a result...)


Take It To One's Grave »
(not tell anyone; keep it as a secret...)


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


Throw One's Voice »
(make it sound as if one's voice is coming from a different place...)


Time Is Money »
(time is valuable; wasting time has the same result as wasting money...)


To One's Heart's Content »
(as much as one wants to do it...)


Weather Permitting »
(If the weather is as we hope...)


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


Why Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today »
(don't delay; do the things you need to do as soon as possible...)


With Your Back Up Against The Wall »
(restrained from acting as you would like...)


You Have To Take The Good With The Bad »
(accept that everything has a bad as well as a good side...)


Zero In On Something »
(aim at as if through a target...)


Zoom In On Someone Or Something »
(focus on; look at more closely as if through a camera...)




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