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A Far Cry From Something »
(very different from that thing...)

A Stone's Throw Away From Something »
(close enough that you could throw a stone and hit it...)

Back Down From »
(decide to not fight...)

Falling From Grace »
(losing popularity and not the favorite any more...)

From Dawn To Dusk »
(all day, from the moment the sun comes up until the moment it goes down...)

From Door To Door »
(by going to peoples houses, knocking on the door and introducing oneself...)

From Hand To Hand »
(it passed from one owner to another...)

From Head To Toe »
(the persons entire body, including all of their skin...)

From Overseas »
(from a place on the other side of an ocean...)

From Rags To Riches »
(a poor person who became rich...)

From Side To Side »
(moving to one side, then to the other side...)

From Start To Finish »
(during the entire race; from the beginning to the end...)

From The Bottom Of One's Heart »
(one feels the emotion very deeply and truthfully...)

From The Cradle To The Grave »
(during one's whole life; from one's earliest days of ones life, until one dies...)

From The Heart »
(said or done in an honest and caring way...)

From The Horse's Mouth »
(told by the person who was there...)

From The Old School »
(this is way things used to be done; the traditional way...)

From The Outset »
(from the very start...)

From The Top »
(from the very beginning of the song...)

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

From This Day On »
(starting today, and including every day after today...)

From Time To Time »
(it happens occasionally...)

From Tip To Toe »
(the whole length of the person's body...)

From Top To Bottom »
(from the very top of the thing to the very bottom of it...)

From Way Back »
(from a long time ago...)

Get A Dirty Look From Someone »
(the person has an expression which shows they are angry or upset with you...)

Get Away From It All »
(escape from one's problems or difficulties...)

Go From Bad To Worse »
(it was already bad, not it has gotten worse...)

Hail From »
(come from that place...)

Just A Stone's Throw Away From Something »
(very near to it; it very nearly happened...)

Shy Away From Someone Or Something »
(not do something because it makes one a little afraid...)

Start From Scratch »
(begin from the very beginning; build something from the most basic parts...)

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

Where One Is Coming From »
(with an understanding of the other persons situation and needs...)

A Bird's Eye View »
(what it looks like when seen from above...)

A Change Of Pace »
(doing it differently from the way it was done before...)

A Fine How Do You Do »
(describes a greeting from someone who was rude...)

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 Hop, Skip, And A Jump »
(not far away from where we are...)

A Horse Of A Different Color »
(one who does things differently from others...)

A Horse Of Another Color »
(one who does things differently from others...)

A Nine To Five Job »
(a job with regular hours from nine in the morning to five in the evening...)

A Ripple Of Excitement »
(a feeling of excitement moving in one or from one person to another...)

A Skeleton In The Closet »
(things from ones past that are shameful or embarrassing...)

A Snake In The Grass »
(a sneaky person that wants to trick or steal from; deceitful...)

All Tuckered Out »
(very tired from working hard...)

All Walks Of Life »
(people from all different places with different jobs and lifestyles...)

Back East »
(said by a person from the East when talking about the East...)

Back To Square One »
(must start again from the very beginning; must begin again...)

Back To The Drawing Board »
(make new plans and start again from the very beginning...)

Bait And Switch »
(the thing they showed you when you paid was different from the thing they gave you...)

Baptism Of Fire »
(learning from a difficult beginning...)

Bathed in Light »
(glowing from the light...)

Beside The Point »
(different from what one is talking about...)

Bite Your Tongue »
(keep yourself from speaking...)

By Word Of Mouth »
(by hearing it from others...)

Cat Got Your Tongue? »
(you can't think of anything to say; something is stopping you from speaking...)

Change Hands »
(given from one person to another person...)

Changing Your Tune »
(what you do or say now is different from before...)

Cooking With Gas »
(cooking by using the flame from gas to heat the food...)

Date Back To Sometime »
(comes from that earlier time...)

Find One's Way Around »
(learning how to get from one place to another place...)

Fly The Coop »
(escape from prison; escape...)

Free Translation »
(translating from one language to another, without using a dictionary...)

Get Around »
(move from one place to another place; spend time with lots of different people in different places...)

Get Gray Hairs »
(one's hair become white in color from old age or stress...)

Get In Touch With Someone »
(communicate with that person from a distance...)

Get Over It »
(recover from...)

Get The Old Heave Ho »
(be fired from a job or thrown out of some event...)

Give Him The Slip »
(to escape from that person...)

Hand Me Down »
(used clothing given from older children to younger children...)

He Got A Black Eye »
(the area around his eye is colored from a bruise after being hit...)

In The Middle Of Nowhere »
(a place that is far from anything important to you...)

In(s) And Out(s) »
(the knowledge gained from experience...)

Jekyll And Hyde »
(one who transforms quickly from good to bad...)

Landing On Your Feet »
(recovering from a difficult situation...)

Live And Learn »
(we learn from our mistakes; if bad things happen, we learn from it and continue...)

Off The Hook »
(free from a difficult situation...)

On Someone's Back »
(bothering that person; demanding things from that person...)

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

Out Of Sight »
(one cannot see it; slang from the '60s: cool, interesting...)

Pick Someone's Brains »
(ask questions to learn from one's knowledge...)

Riding The Gravy Train »
(getting money from...)

Sail Under False Colors »
(pretending to be different from what one is...)

Shipping And Handling »
(the cost of mailing a package from one place to another...)

Shut Someone Up »
(force that person to stop talking; stop one from making noise...)

Skeletons In The Closet »
(secrets from your past which you try not to show to other people...)

Stand Out »
(look different from the others...)

Take A New Turn »
(there has been another change in plans but it is different from earlier changes...)

Take Out A Loan »
(borrow money from a bank...)

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...)

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

Thunder »
(the sound that comes from big clouds in the sky, often after flash of lightning or during rain...)

Tied To One's Mother's Apron Strings »
(the child is afraid to go away from the mother...)

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

Under Someone's Very Nose »
(that person was nearby when it happened; that person did not stop it from happening...)

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...)

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

Within Walking Distance »
(you can walk there from here; it is close enough that you can walk there...)

Word Of Mouth »
(news that travels from person to person...)

Worth Someone's While »
(One will gain a lot from the effort of doing that...)

Wouldn't Touch Something With A Ten Foot Pole »
(It is safer to stay away from that...)

You Know »
(said to gain agreement by the listener, sometimes said out of habit with no significant meaning besides asking agreement from listeners...)



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