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A Past Master At Something »
(one who was great in past times...)


At First Glance »
(when one first looked at it...)


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


At Half Mast »
(it is placed only halfway up the post...)


At Hand »
(nearby; one is able to reach for it...)


At Home »
(the place where one lives; comfortable...)


At Liberty »
(free to do it...)


At Loggerheads With Someone »
(having a disagreement with that person; stuck in disagreement...)


At Long Last »
(after a long time without it...)


At Most »
(no more than this number...)


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


At Rest »
(resting; not working at this moment...)


At Risk »
(there is a possibility that it could be lost or harmed...)


At Sea »
(in a boat on the open ocean...)


At Some Time Sharp »
(at exactly that time; one should not be late...)


At Someone's Beck And Call »
(responding to one's needs and requests...)


At Someone's Earliest Convenience »
(polite and formal way to say please hurry...)


At Someone's Service »
(one is ready to help that person; the reason one is there is to help...)


At Stake »
(what can be gained or lost; this thing could be lost...)


At The Crack Of Dawn »
(the moment in the morning when one first sees sunlight...)


At The End Of One's Rope »
(one cannot be patient any longer; one is ready to become very angry...)


At The Mercy Of Someone »
(that person has power over one; that person will decide what happens to one...)


At The Present Time »
(now; right now; for now...)


At This Juncture »
(at this time; based on what is happening now...)


At Wit's End »
(not able to come up with a solution...)


Beating Him At His Own Game »
(doing the thing that the other person does well, but doing it better and winning...)


Burn The Candle At Both Ends »
(too busy working late at night and not getting sleep...)


Burning The Candle At Both Ends »
(working for many hours without getting enough rest...)


Champ At The Bit »
(eager to begin...)


Chomp At The Bit »
(one shows that one is eager to begin...)


Eating Away At You »
(that thing has been bothering one a lot...)


Feel At Home »
(relax; let yourself feel comfortable...)


Get At The Heart Of The Matter »
(do or talk about the thing that is most important...)


Get Back At Someone »
(get revenge against someone...)


Get Mad At Someone Or Something »
(be angry at that person; become angry because of what that person did...)


Hammer Away At It »
(do that thing again and again; do it repeatedly...)


Have A Crack At Something »
(try to do it; attempt it...)


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


Ill At Ease »
(uncomfortable...)


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


Keep Him At Arm's Length »
(don't let him get to close; keep him at a safe distance; watch out for that person...)


Stop At Nothing »
(not quit; not give up...)


Take A Dig At Someone »
(insult that person; say something to bother that person...)


Take A Gander At Someone Or Something »
(look at that and be prepared for something interesting...)


Take A Look At That »
(look at that...)


Take A Punch At Someone »
(try to hit someone with a closed hand...)


Take A Shot At Something »
(attempt to do it; try it...)


Take A Stab At Something »
(attempt to do someone that one doesn't have a lot of experience doing...)


Take A Try At Something »
(try to do it...)


Take A Whack At Someone Or Something »
(attempt to do something that one has not been trained to do...)


Take Aim At Someone Or Something »
(to decide that one will do something...)


Take Offense At Someone Or Something »
(feel insulted about it...)


Take One At One's Word »
(believe that what a person has said is true...)


Take Someone Or Something At Face Value »
(expect from that thing only what it is actually worth; don't hope for more; it is what it appears to be...)


Tip The Scales At Something »
(increase the chance that it will happen...)


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


A Blessing In Disguise »
(it seemed like a bad thing at first, but the result was surprisingly good; it appeared to be a bad thing but turned out to be a good thing...)


A Diamond In The Rough »
(a wonderful thing whose value is not seen easily at first look...)


A Drag On Someone »
(something which pulls at ones strength and slows one down...)


A Ghost Of A Chance »
(at least some chance of winning...)


A Grain Of Truth »
(something is at least partly true...)


A Hole In One »
(one is successful on the first try at something very difficult...)


A Marvel To Behold »
(something wonderful to look at and consider...)


A Night On The Town »
(that person will go out to have fun at different public places...)


A Shot In The Dark »
(a guess at something when one does not know the answer...)


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


All Greek »
(I don't understand it at all...)


All In Good Time »
(no need to rush; it will happen at the right time...)


Burn The Midnight Oil »
(work lated at night...)


Burning The Midnight Oil »
(up late at night working hard...)


Can I Get A Rain Check? »
(get a promise to do that thing at a future time...)


Can't Make Heads Or Tails Out Of Someone Or Something »
(do not understand it at all; it does not make sense to one...)


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


Catch Hell »
(get in trouble for it; get yelled at...)


Chew Someone Out »
(yell at a person...)


Die Of A Broken Heart »
(one's grief at not being with a loved one causes that person to do...)


Do A Double Take »
(look at something, look away, then look back at the thing a second time...)


Doing All Right For Yourself »
(making money and succeeding at your work and in your life...)


Doing The Job »
(succeed at doing what you want to do...)


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


Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket »
(don't risk everything all at once...)


Earn One's Keep »
(work to pay to for membership, i.e. in a home or at a job...)


Eat A Meal Out »
(leave one's place to eat a meal at a restaurant...)


Extend Someone Credit »
(allow a customer to pay at a future time for goods given now; lend someone money to be paid back later...)


Extending Credit »
(allow a customer to pay at a future time for goods given now; lend someone money to be paid back later...)


Facing You Down »
(stare at a you until you quit and turn away...)


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


Find Someone Guilty »
(decide that one is guilty, after looking at the evidence...)


Find Someone Innocent »
(decide that one is innocent, after looking at the evidence...)


Flat Broke »
(having no money at all...)


Follow Up On Something »
(check on something at a later time; make sure that it is being done...)


Full Blast »
(the engine is going at full speed...)


Get A Load Of Someone Or Something »
(take a look at that...)


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


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


Get Back To Someone »
(communicate with someone at a later time about a question they have...)


Get Hell »
(be yelled at by others...)


Get In On The Ground Floor »
(join a project at the very beginning; invest early...)


Get Into Full Swing »
(moving at full speed...)


Get Into Hot Water »
(get in trouble; another is angry at one...)


Hang Out There »
(spend time at that place relaxing...)


Have A Bone To Pick With Someone »
(be angry at someone and want to discuss it with that person...)


Have A Frog In One's Throat »
(one wants to speak but at that moment feels unable to speak...)


Have A Green Thumb »
(that person is good at growing plants...)


I Don't Belong Here »
(I am not like the others at this place; I should not be here; I am not comfortable here because i am different...)


I'll Have To Give You A Rain Check On That »
(give a promise to do that thing at a future time...)


In Storage »
(put away to be used at a future time; it is packed up and stored...)


In The Act »
(doing that thing at that time...)


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


Laid Back »
(relaxed; calm; at ease...)


Look Someone In The Eye »
(be direct with that person; do not hide; do not turn away when that person looks at you...)


Not Able To Make Anything Out Of Someone Or »
(don't understand it at all...)


On Schedule »
(arriving at the correct time...)


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


Over There »
(at that place...)


She Balled Me Out »
(yell at a person for making a mistake...)


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


Sit Something Out »
(not participate; rest for now; one may join at a later time but not now...)


Sit Up With Someone »
(stay with that person at night when they cannot sleep...)


Stare Someone In The Face »
(look directly at that thing; see it clearly...)


Steal The Spotlight »
(be the one that everyone looks at...)


Take A Peep »
(look at it very quickly and briefly...)


Take A Rain Check On That »
(agree to do that thing at a future time; we will do it another time...)


Take Attendance »
(look at the list of names to be sure everyone is there...)


Those Were The Days »
(things were good at that time; i have a good memory of those days...)


We Fell Short »
(fail at that...)


Wee Hours Of The Night »
(very late at night, close to morning...)


Wet Behind The Ears »
(New at something; with little practical experience...)


When It Rains, It Pours »
(it hasn't happened for a long time, and then it happens all at once...)


When Least Expected »
(At the time when one is most surprised...)


When The Time Is Ripe »
(it will happen at the right time, not sooner...)


Wide Awake »
(not sleepy at all...)


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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