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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 »

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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