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A Mecca For Someone »
(the place you dream of going...)


A Thirst For Something »
(you really want that; you want a lot of that...)


Acquire A Taste For Something »
(begin to enjoy the taste of a food; begin to like doing something...)


All For Something »
(one agrees with that and wants it to happen...)


All For The Best »
(the result will be good...)


An A For Effort »
(i see that you tried very hard; i respect your hard work...)


An Affinity For Someone Or Something »
(you like that thing; you do it well...)


Arguing For The Sake Of Argument »
(the person does not have a reason to disagree; the person is being disagreeable...)


Bargain For Something »
(expect that it would happen; plan for it; be prepared for it...)


Be Curtains For Someone Or Something »
(that thing is finished; that one will lose...)


Call For Someone Or Something »
(ask for that one to come...)


Can't Wait For Something To Happen »
(eager for it to happen...)


Cast About For Someone Or Something »
(try to find away to learn or get something...)


Do Something For A Living »
(the work you do to earn the money to pay your expenses...)


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


Down For The Count »
(one is not able to continue, like a fighter who has fallen and cannot get up...)


Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures »
(we need to take extreme actions here...)


Falling For You »
(falling in love; having strong feelings of love...)


Fend For Oneself »
(fight to protect oneself and take care of one's own needs...)


Fish For A Compliment »
(try to get another person to say something good about you...)


Fish For Something »
(trying to discover something...)


Fit For A King »
(great, excellent, luxurious...)


Food For Thought »
(something which is interesting to think about...)


For A Lark »
(not for any good reason; just or fun...)


For All I Care »
(i do not care whether you do that or not...)


For All I Know »
(i do not know, but it is possible...)


For All It's Worth »
(though it may or may not be important to you...)


For Better Or For Worse »
(said when two people marry, their commitment to stay together in good times and bad times...)


For Chicken Feed »
(for almost no money...)


For Crying Out Loud »
(that thing should be obvious...)


For Days On End »
(doing it for a number of days without stopping...)


For Free »
(it does not require any money...)


For Good »
(forever...)


For Good Measure »
(to add to what was already done...)


For Hours On End »
(for many consecutive hours...)


For Instance »
(for example; give an example...)


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


For Kicks »
(that stupid action was is done because one thinks it is funny...)


For Life »
(for the length of one's life...)


For No Good Reason »
(there is no good reason to explain why it happened...)


For Safekeeping »
(so it does not get lost or stolen...)


For Sale »
(I am selling...)


For Starters »
(the first thing i will say about this is...)


For Sure »
(it is certain; it is definitely true...)


For The Duration »
(during the time while it is happening...)


For The Heck Of It »
(less rude way to say: for no reason; not for any good reason...)


For The Hell Of It »
(overly casual: for no reason; not for any good reason...)


For The Moment »
(this is the plan for now, but it may change...)


For The Record »
(so you can tell other people that I said this...)


For The Time Being »
(it will happen this way until something changes...)


For Whatever It's Worth »
(I am saying this even though you might not understand my meaning...)


Fork Money Out For Something »
(to pay for something when you don't want to pay...)


Free For All »
(anyone can have it; a frantic situation where everyone is trying to get some...)


Gearing Myself Up For It »
(prepare yourself; get ready for it...)


Get A Feel For Something »
(beginning to feel comfortable with it...)


Get A Reputation For Doing Something »
(people say that one often does that; one is known for doing that...)


Get Credit For Something »
(be noticed for doing good work...)


Get Time Off For Good Behavior »
(one's jail time has been shortened because one was good while in jail...)


Go For Broke »
(take a chance; try your best...)


Go For It »
(do your best; try your best; good luck...)


Go For Someone Or Something »
(try to get that thing...)


He Layed Down This Life For Her »
(one is killed while while helping another...)


I'd Give My Right Arm For That »
(I really want that...)


In The Market For That »
(looking to buy that thing...)


Jockeying For Position »
(trying to get ahead of each other...)


Loaded For Bear »
(ready for a big fight...)


Look High And Low For Someone Or Something »
(try to find it in many places...)


Looking For Trouble »
(doing something that will cause problems...)


One For The Road »
(one more, then I am leaving...)


Out Of Consideration For Someone Or Something »
(one is not being considered for that...)


Par For The Course »
(that naturally happens while doing that; it is natural...)


Save Something For A Rainy Day »
(don't act on it now; it will be useful in the future...)


Save Up For Something »
(save money for the future...)


Sight For Sore Eyes »
(i am happy to see you; seeing you makes one feel better...)


Sit In For Someone »
(take the place of that person...)


Slated For Something »
(planned for that; that is the plan...)


Spring For Something »
(pay for it; pay it's cost...)


Take A Look For It »
(look for it; spend time trying to find it...)


Take A Turn For The Better »
(the situation has recently gotten better...)


Take A Turn For The Worse »
(the situation has recently gotten worse...)


Take Someone For A Fool »
(believe that person is foolish or stupid...)


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


Think Someone Or Something Fit For Something »
(believe that one is good enough to do the job...)


Thirsty For Something »
(one really wants that...)


What For »
(Why? What is the reason for it?...)


Word For Word »
(Write something down exactly the same...)


Work Out For The Best »
(It will have a good result; the result will be the best possible conclusion...)


You're In The Mood For It »
(you feel like having it; you want it...)


A Dream Come True »
(a wonderful thing which one had wished for has really happened...)


A Final Fling »
(the last time two people get together for romance...)


A Leading Question »
(a question asked when one is looking for a certain answer...)


A Lost Cause »
(one will lose; it is impossible for that one to succeed; one has no chance to win; one should expect to lose; it will surely fail...)


A Pipe Dream »
(it is wished for but it will probably never happen...)


A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss »
(a person who keeps moving does not get stuck; life stays interesting for people who keep moving...)


Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder »
(the time spent apart makes you care for a person even more...)


All In A Day's Work »
(this is a natural part of ones job; what was done is not unusual for this type of work...)


All In The Family »
(only for members of our family...)


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


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


Awol »
(a military term for Absence Without Leave; that person left but did not have permission to leave...)


Back In Circulation »
(one is seen again after being gone for a long time...)


Back Order Them »
(order a product and wait for it to arrive before giving to customer...)


Barking Up The Wrong Tree »
(look for it in the wrong place...)


Batten Down The Hatches »
(prepare for a big storm...)


Bear With Someone »
(be patient with me; wait for me...)


Beggars Can't Be Choosers »
(be thankful for what you get when you get something for free...)


Bending Your Ear »
(talk to you for a long time; forcing you to listen...)


Bringing Home The Bacon »
(earning money and taking it home for the family...)


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


Call It A Day »
(end the day's work; finish working for the day...)


Call The Shots »
(make the decisions for oneself and others...)


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


Catch One's Breath »
(rest for a moment; stop to let one's breathing slow...)


Chance Upon Someone Or Something »
(discover something by accident; find something without looking for it...)


Clear The Table »
(move dirty things off of the table so it can be clean and ready for use...)


Crying Wolf »
(calling for help when you don't really need help...)


Do A Flip Flop On Something »
(decide for something, then decide against it; change one's position irresponsibly...)


Do Someone A Kindness »
(do a nice thing for that person...)


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


Earning Your Keep »
(work to pay for your cost of living...)


Eat One's Cake And Have It Too »
(an impossible wish; one wants to use something but still have the thing available for use...)


Expense Is No Object »
(do not worry about the cost; I can pay a lot of money for it...)


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 The Music »
(receiving a punishment for what one has done...)


Fair Game »
(anyone can try to compete for it...)


Falling Head Over Heals In Love With You »
(feel strong love for one in a way that is overwhelming...)


Falling In Love With You »
(beginning to have feelings of love for you...)


Feel Someone Out »
(ask questions to get a feeling for what that person is thinking...)


Fit In Someone »
(find a time or a place for that one...)


Fit Someone To A T »
(that suits you; that size and look is perfect for you...)


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


Fix Someone Up With Someone Or Something »
(arrange for a person to have or do that thing...)


Fix Someone's Wagon »
(do something to cause a problem for that person; get revenge...)


Foot The Bill »
(pay for it...)


Forgive And Forget »
(forgive a person for what they have done, and not continue to be angry...)


Free And Clear »
(not guilty; not held responsible for what happened...)


Gas Up »
(put gasoline in the car; get fuel for a trip; slang: eat a lot of food...)


Get A Lot Of Mileage Out Of Something »
(able to use it for a long time; a car or other thing which lasts a long time...)


Get A Raw Deal »
(one was cheated; the agreement turned out bad for one...)


Get A Thing About Someone Or Something »
(become interested in that person for some reason...)


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


Get Around To Something »
(you finally take the time for that thing...)


Get Back Into Circulation »
(begin to go out and see others after not having gone out for some time...)


Get On The Good Side Of Someone »
(that person likes you and will do nice things for you...)


Get Time Off »
(be allowed to not work for a period of time...)


Get Up And Go »
(energy; enthusiasm for physical activity...)


Give Credit Where Credit Is Due »
(recognize the person who is responsible for the success...)


Give Someone A Slap On The Wrist »
(give that person a mild punishment for what they did wrong...)


Go On A Binge »
(do too much of something for a long time...)


Go On A Fishing Expedition »
(one is looking for something; trying to find something that one is looking for...)


Go The Distance »
(last for the entire match without quitting or being knocked out...)


Hat In Hand »
(asking for help; begging...)


In Over Your Head »
(the situation is too difficult for you...)


In Season »
(the time of the year for that thing...)


In The Near Future »
(very soon; it will happen soon; the time for it will be soon...)


In The Short Run »
(soon; for now; for a short period of time...)


Incumbent Upon Someone To Do Something »
(one thing must happen in order for the other thing to happen...)


Just Because »
(it is that way and there is no deeper reason for 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...)


Labor Of Love »
(work which you do for love...)


Line One's Own Pockets »
(keep the money for oneself...)


Look Forward To Something »
(be eager for it...)


Looking A Gift Horse In The Mouth »
(questioning the value of something you have received for free...)


Method To My Madness »
(what appears to by crazy action is actually done for a good reason...)


Off Season »
(this is not the official time of the year for that...)


On A Lark »
(unplanned; just for fun; not for any reason; the decision was made quickly and casually...)


On Credit »
(paid for by borrowing money; one buys the thing now and will pay later...)


On Duty »
(one is responsible for it because one is working...)


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


On Sale »
(being sold for a special, low price...)


On Someone's Account »
(for that person; to help that person...)


On Someone's Behalf »
(acting for another person; representing that person...)


Out Of Place »
(saying or doing what is not okay for that place...)


Out Of Practice »
(one has not done that for a while...)


Own Up To Something »
(admit responsibility for...)


Pardon My French »
(I am sorry for swearing; excuse me for using bad words...)


Paying The Price »
(suffering for what was happened...)


Pick Up The Tab »
(pay for it...)


Pin Something On Someone »
(blame one for what happened...)


Pride Oneself On Something »
(be proud of oneself for that thing...)


Second Nature »
(something which is very natural for you to do...)


Second Nature To Someone »
(it feels natural and easy for that person to do...)


Share Someone's Pain »
(feel care and understanding for another person who is in pain...)


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


Since Time Immemorial »
(it has always been this way; it has been that way for a long, long time...)


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


Squirrel Something Away »
(save for the future...)


Take A Break »
(rest; stop working for a period of time...)


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


Take A Load Off One's Feet »
(to sit down and rest after standing or walking for a long time...)


Take A Stand Against Someone Or Something »
(be unwilling to tolerate that some wrong is being done; stand up for or against...)


Take A Vacation »
(not work for a period of time...)


Take A Walk »
(walk somewhere, usually for pleasure or relaxation...)


Take Advantage Of Someone Or Something »
(use ones knowledge or connection for selfish gain...)


Take Care Of Someone Or Something »
(handle that matter; help and care for that person...)


Take Five »
(rest for five minutes; take a five minute break...)


Take Off From Work »
(spend time without working; not go to work for a period of time...)


Take One's Medicine »
(you don't like to do it, but it is necessary because it is good for you...)


Take Pity On Someone Or Something »
(feel badly for another person's trouble...)


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...)


The Big Moment »
(The time that you have been waiting for...)


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


The Pros And Cons »
(the reasons for and against it; the good and bad aspects...)


The Stars Were All Lined Up »
(a number of things happened which were needed for the perfect result...)


Think Little Of Someone Or Something »
(not have a lot of respect for...)


Thumb A Ride »
(hitchhike; ask strangers for a car ride; put one's thumb in the air to ask others to drive one somewhere...)


Until The Cows Come Home »
(for a very long time...)


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


Window Shopping »
(Visiting stores and seeing what is for sale but not planning to buy anything...)


With Hat In Hand »
(the person came begging for help...)


Without Any Strings Attached »
(one is not expecting any "payment" for doing it...)


Without Rhyme Or Reason »
(There was no good or logical reason for what was done; there was no good reason why it happened...)


Woe Is Me »
(Often said to make fun of someone who is feeling sorry for himself...)


Work One's Way Through College »
(when a student works to pay for college by oneself while attending college...)


Work Something Off »
(Do work to pay for what was done...)


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


Year In, Year Out »
(It happens repeatedly for many years...)


Years Running »
(the same thing has happened for consecutive years) non-stop...)


You Can't Please Everyone »
(It is not possible for one's actions to make everyone happy all of the time...)


You Got Me There »
(I have to give you credit for discovering my error; I cannot disagree with what you have said...)


You Scared The Pants Off Of Me »
(I was not prepared for what happened and it frightened me...)




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