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A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush »
(don't risk losing what you have by trying to get more; it is better to value what you have than to try to get more...)

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 Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing »
(people who have only a little knowledge about something often make big mistakes because they think they know more than they actually know...)

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

A Storm Is Brewing »
(something is preparing to happen, like the way clouds gather and the weather changes before a storm...)

After All Is Said And Done »
(when things are calmer; after some time passes and all of this activity is finished...)

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

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep »
(being handsome or pretty does not mean that person is good; being handsome or pretty does not mean that person is good...)

Blood Is Thicker Than Water »
(relations with family are the most important thing...)

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

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

Money Is The Root Of All Evil »
(wanting more money causes people do very bad things...)

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention »
(you find a way to do what you need to do...)

No News Is Good News »
(if something bad happened, we would probably hear about it...)

Possession Is Nine Tenths Of The Law »
(holding the thing implies ownership of that thing by law...)

Someone's Goose Is Cooked »
(that person is in trouble...)

Talk Is Cheap »
(it is easy to talk about doing things but it takes hard work to really do things...)

The Ball Is In Your Court »
(it is your turn to do something...)

The Devil Is In The Details »
(the difficult part is in the many small details...)

The First Step Is Always The Hardest »
(Everything is easier once you have already started; getting started is the hardest part...)

The Game Is Afoot »
(the chase has begun...)

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence »
(we tend to want things that belong to other people...)

The Jury Is Out »
(it is still being decided...)

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions »
(meaning to do the right thing is no good excuse if you did the wrong thing anyway...)

The Sky Is The Limit »
(the possibilities are endless...)

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

Time Is Up »
(we must stop now...)

To Err Is Human, To Forgive Divine »
(when people do things wrong we should try hard to forgive them because all people make mistakes...)

What's Done Is Done »
(We must accept that it happened...)

When All Is Said And Done »
(After people are done talking and we can see the result...)

When One Is Good And Ready »
(One will not do it until one feels ready; one is feeling stubborn and will not be forced...)

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

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

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

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

Your Secret Is Safe With Me »
(I will not tell others what I know...)

A Big Fish In A Small Pond »
(one who succeeds in a small area where there is little competition...)

A Big Frog In A Small Pond »
(one who succeeds in a small area where there is little competition...)

A Bitter Pill To Swallow »
(it is difficult to accept but necessary because of what happened...)

A Chip Off The Old Block »
(the child who is similar to his parent...)

A Crying Shame »
(it is very sad that it happened...)

A Devil Of A Job »
(a job that is tricky and difficult...)

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

A Drop In The Bucket »
(it does not matter; it is a small amount; it seems like a very small amount...)

A Far Away Look »
(a look in ones eyes when one is not focused on the present moment; the way a person looks when they are thinking of other times or places...)

A Far Off Look »
(an expression that a person has when they are not aware of what is going on around them...)

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 Fool And His Money Are Soon Parted »
(foolish people lose money easily; it is foolish to waste money...)

A Given »
(one assumes it to be true; we assume that it is true...)

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

A Hearbeat Away »
(it is very close to happening...)

A heartbeat Away »
(it is very close to happening...)

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

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

A Known Fact »
(a fact that everyone knows; it is known to be true by most people...)

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

A Little Hard Work Never Hurt Anyone »
(it is good to work hard sometimes; one should not complain about working hard because it is a good thing...)

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 Mine Of Information »
(a place where a lot of information is found...)

A Must »
(that thing must happen; it is needed...)

A Pillar Of Support »
(a person who is strong and gives others strength...)

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

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

A Rule Of Thumb »
(a general rule which is good to follow...)

A Shotgun Wedding »
(a wedding where one of the two is being forced to get married...)

A Thumbnail Sketch »
(a small drawing or illustration of what it is like...)

A Tower Of Strength »
(a person whose is so strong that they can support and give strength to others...)

A Travesty Of Justice »
(what happened was terribly unfair; it is so unfair that we must doubt in our system...)

A Wealth Of Something »
(there is a lot of it...)

A Wild Goose Chase »
(one is running around looking in many places but will not find the thing...)

A Yoke Around Someone's Neck »
(that thing is choking and controlling you...)

Abide By Something »
(agree to do what one is told to do...)

Able To Breathe Easily Again »
(feel comfortable again because the danger is gone...)

Able To Do Something Blindfolded »
(it is easy to do...)

Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty »
(one does more work than is required...)

Ace In The Hole »
(with this, one is expected to win...)

Act High And Mighty »
(act like one is better or more important than others...)

Actions Speak Louder Than Words »
(to do the thing is more difficult and important than to just talk about it; doing things is much more difficult and important than just talking about things...)

Add Insult To Injury »
(a person has been hurt, then something is said which makes that person feel even worse...)

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

After Hours »
(the time after the place is closed...)

All Better Now »
(what was sick or problematic is now happy, healthy, resolved...)

All Gone »
(there are no more; none are left; the last one is gone...)

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 Over »
(it is finished; there is no more of it...)

All Over But The Shouting »
(the competition is over; it has been decided...)

All Systems Are Go »
(everything is working correctly and we are ready to begin...)

All The Rage »
(it is very popular right now; everyone is talking about it...)

All Told »
(here is the number; we counted them all and we have the number...)

All Wet »
(one's body is completely covered in water...)

All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy »
(a children's rhyme that says one is bored - and boring - if one only works; a person who only works becomes boring because doing fun things makes life interesting...)

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...)

Amount To The Same Thing »
(the two are equal; there is no difference between them...)

An Aching Heart »
(one feels the pain of loss or want; one is pained by losing or wanting something...)

An Eager Beaver »
(one who is very eager; one who really wants to do it...)

An Open And Shut Case »
(it is easy to decide quickly...)

Answer The Door »
(go to the door and ask who is there or let them in...)

Any Port In A Storm »
(a person will stop anywhere or ask anyone when help is needed...)

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

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...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Balance The Books »
(make sure the money spent is not more than the money earned...)

Bang One's Head Against A Brick Wall »
(trying to do something which is not possible...)

Be A Million Miles Away »
(far away; it feels like one is far away...)

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

Be So »
(true; yes it is really true...)

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

Be The Case »
(is true...)

Be Too »
(said to disagree with one who says it is not so...)

Bear Watching »
(it is worthwhile to pay attention to it...)

Beat A Dead Horse »
(still talking about a thing which is already finished...)

Beating A Dead Horse »
(forcing an issue that is already closed...)

Believe It Or Not »
(it is surprising but it is true...)

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

Better Late Than Never »
(doing it late is better than not doing it...)

Better Safe Than Sorry »
(it is better to be careful than to risk making a big mistake...)

Beyond The Call Of Duty »
(more than is expected or required by a job...)

Beyond Words »
(one is unable to describe it...)

Bite Off More Than One Can Chew »
(accept a responsibility which is too big...)

Bite The Bullet »
(wait when it is hard to wait...)

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew »
(taking on a challenge that is too big...)

Blowing The Whistle »
(telling the authorities about some illegal action that is happening...)

Built To Order »
(the product is made to meet the needs of one customer...)

Burned To A Crisp »
(the thing is so burned or overcooked that it is dry and flaky...)

Call A Spade A Spade »
(say clearly and directly that the thing is what it seems to be...)

Calling Your Bluff »
(you guess that person is not telling the truth...)

Can You Imagine? »
(it is amazing; it is difficult to believe; do you believe it?...)

Can't Carry A Tune »
(is not able to sing a song properly...)

Can't Do Anything With Someone Or Something »
(that person is not useful...)

Can't Help But Do Something »
(it has to happen; there is no way to not do it...)

Carried Away »
(one is so excited that one does too much...)

Carry On Without Someone Or Something »
(continue working after one is gone...)

Cast Doubts On Someone Or Something »
(makes one question whether or not that is true...)

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

Catch On To Someone Or Something »
(discover what is being done...)

Catch One's Death Of Cold »
(one is afraid that one will become very sick with a cold...)

Chalk Something Up To Something »
(say that that is why it happened...)

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

Cheat On Someone »
(be with someone who is not one's love partner...)

Chink In One's Armor »
(one who is very strong appears to have a small weakness...)

Choke Someone Up »
(makes one feel like one is going to cry...)

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

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

Coming To Grips With »
(accepting that that thing is happening...)

Coming To The Crunch »
(now is the busy time...)

Desert A Sinking Ship »
(quit a project that is failing...)

Dirty One's Hands »
(one is not innocent any more; one has done something to make one guilty...)

Divide And Conquer »
(make sure that one's enemy is not able to organize, then defeat the disorganized opponents...)

Do Justice To Something »
(communicate something in a way that really shows how good it is...)

Do One's Duty »
(do what one is supposed to do...)

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

Down The Drain »
(it has disappeared and it gone; it is lost...)

Down The Street »
(nearby to where one is; on the same street that one is located...)

Down The Tubes »
(it is lost and gone; the thing got ruined...)

Down To The Wire »
(it is close to the finish; there is little time left; we do not yet know who will win...)

Down With Some Disease »
(because of sickness one is unable to get up and go out...)

Draw A Blank »
(one is thinking or remembering but does not find the answer...)

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

Early To Bed, Early To Rise, Makes A Man »
(waking up early is the key to becoming successful...)

Easier Said Than Done »
(talking about it is easier than doing it; to do the thing takes a lot of work; it is easier to talk about it than to actually do it...)

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

Eat One's Heart Out »
(be jealous of another; sometimes a loser is taunted with this statement...)

Eat One's Words »
(one is forced to regret what one said...)

Ebb And Flow »
(movement which is like the rise and fall of tide water...)

Every Living Soul »
(every one that is alive...)

Excuse Yourself »
(one is leaving; one should leave...)

Expecting A Child »
(the woman is pregnant so they are expecting that a baby will born...)

Expressing Your Anger »
(communicate in a way that allows the other to see that one is angry...)

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

Falling Head Over Heels »
(feel strong love in a way that is overwhelming...)

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

Fat Chance »
(it is unlikely that will happen...)

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

Fiddle While Rome Burns »
(not paying attention while something veery serious is happening...)

Figure In Something »
(it is included in your preparations; it was expected...)

Fill The Bill »
(have what is needed to do something...)

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...)

Fire A Gun »
(shoot a gun; pull the trigger of a gun so that there is an explosion and a bullet comes flying out...)

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

First Of All »
(the first thing i want to tell you is.....)

First Off »
(the first thing to say is.....)

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...)

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

Fly In The Face Of Someone Or Something »
(goes against what is known...)

Follow One's Heart »
(do what you feel is the right thing to do...)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forbidden Fruit »
(a person or thing one is not allowed to touch or have...)

Force Someone Out Of Office »
(a person is pressured to quit or leave an elected position...)

Force Someone's Hand »
(a person is forced to take action...)

Fraught With Danger »
(there is a lot of danger...)

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

Fresh Out Of Something »
(we have no more of it; there is none left...)

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

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

Funny Ha Ha »
(ironic: what you said is not really funny; that's not funny...)

Generous To A Fault »
(very generous; gives too much to others; one is even too willing to share...)

Get A Checkup »
(when a specialist checks over a body to see if it is okay...)

Get A Fix On Something »
(learn the place where it is...)

Get A Frog In One's Throat »
(one feels unable to speak; one feels like something is blocking one's throat...)

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

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

Get A Whiff Of Something »
(smell it; have an idea that it is happening...)

Get Along Without Someone Or Something »
(one is able to continue after the other is gone...)

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

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

Get Into A Mess »
(be stuck in a situation that is difficult to manage...)

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

Get Into The Swing Of Things »
(feel comfortable participating in what is going on...)

Get Lost »
(not know where on is; go to where one does not know how to find things; become confused or forget; leave this place...)

Get Off To A Bad Start »
(it just started, and it is going badly...)

Get Off To A Flying Start »
(it just started; and it is going very well...)

Get One's Act Together »
(one is beginning to do very well; one's performance is improving...)

Get Sidetracked »
(focusing on some thing which is not the most important thing...)

Get Stars In One's Eyes »
(one is amazed to see a famous person...)

Get The Facts Straight »
(one is clear about what has happened; one knows the information...)

Get The Go Ahead »
(it is okay to begin; one has permission to do what one wanted to do...)

Get The Hard Sell »
(one is trying to force someone to buy something...)

Get The Last Word »
(one is the last person to speak in an argument...)

Get The Lead Out »
(move ones body, so one is more comfortable moving...)

Get The Message »
(understand what someone is trying to tell you...)

Get The Picture »
(understand what one is trying to communicate...)

Get The Sack »
(get fired; one is forced to leave one's job...)

Get To One's Feet »
(stand up; rise to where one is standing up...)

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...)

Go Into Orbit »
(the satellite is circling around the earth...)

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

Go Through The Motions »
(do it even though one is not excited to do it...)

Hammer It Home »
(say it repeatedly in different ways so it is clear...)

Hands Down »
(easily; clearly; it is easy to say that one is better than the others...)

Have A Chip On One's Shoulder »
(one is upset about something that happened in the past...)

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

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

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

I Guess »
(this is probably correct but I am not sure...)

I'm All Ears »
(listening very closely; one is willing and eager to listen...)

I'm Off »
(one is leaving; one will go away...)

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It »
(it is already working well, so don't change it...)

If Not »
(if it does not happen or is not true...)

If So »
(if that happens or is true...)

If The Shoe Fits, Wear It »
(if what people are saying is true, let's agree that it is true; it is a fair and good description; it is that way and it cannot be denied...)

If Worst Comes To Worst »
(if things turn out badly, here is what we can do...)

Immediate Occupancy »
(it is possible to move in and live there right now...)

Implicate Someone In Something »
(say that person is involved in what happened...)

In A Bad Mood »
(unhappy; one is not happy...)

In A Word »
(here is one word to answer your question; if answering with just one word, this is what I would say...)

In A World Of One's Own »
(that person is not connected to others; not relating to the people nearby...)

In All Probability »
(probably; it will probably happen; it is likely; i think so...)

In Denial »
(pretending it did not happen; one says that the truth is untrue...)

In Due Time »
(it will happen eventually; there is no need to rush it or hurry...)

In One's Element »
(one is very comfortable in that situation...)

In Other Words »
(here is another way of saying it; i will try to explain it again...)

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

In Short Supply »
(there is very little of it; we have almost no more...)

In So Many Words »
(that is what the person said; the person said that...)

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

In Surgery »
(the person is in the room where the doctor is operating on a patient...)

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

In Your Opinion »
(it is one's personal belief...)

In Your Prime »
(when one is young and strong and has lot's of opportunity...)

Its Anyone's Call »
(it is difficult to judge the outcome of a competition...)

Judge Something On Its Own Merits »
(that things is judged by it's own good or bad points, not by association with others...)

Jump The Gun »
(start before it is time to begin; cheat in a race by starting early...)

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

Laughing All The Way To The Bank »
(one is happy because one got a lot of money...)

Live Beyond One's Means »
(spend more money than one is able to earn...)

Live On Borrowed Time »
(something is going to catch you...)

Look In On Someone Or Something »
(check to see if that person is okay...)

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

Never Had It So Good »
(this is great; we are happy...)

Nip Something In The Bud »
(stop it just when it is beginning...)

No Big Deal »
(it is okay; it doesn't matter; it is not important...)

No Buts About It »
(it will be this way; this is how it will be...)

No Doubt »
(it is certain; I am sure it is true...)

No Ifs, Ands, Or Buts About It »
(it must happen this way; nothing else is acceptable...)

None Other Than Someone »
(it is that person...)

Off Duty »
(not working; one who is not working right now...)

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

Off The Record »
(not official; what one says is not to be repeated...)

Off To A Running Start »
(one has a good strong start; one has started and is moving quickly and doing well...)

Old Habits Die Hard »
(it is hard to forget old ways of doing things...)

Old Hat »
(experienced; one who is very comfortable and familiar doing that...)

On A Diet »
(eating less food, usually one is trying to become thinner; eating only certain kinds of food...)

On Approval »
(if and when it is approved; if the request is not rejected...)

On Campus »
(on the grounds where the school is...)

On Cloud Nine »
(one is so happy that one feels light and weightless...)

On Deck »
(the person who is waiting to go next; in baseball: the one who will bat next...)

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

On One's Own Time »
(when one is not being paid by another...)

On One's Person »
(on has it with one; on is holding it on one's body...)

On Your Last Leg »
(the end is near...)

Out Of Bounds »
(one is not allowed to do that or go there...)

Out Of Breath »
(so tired that one is breathing heavily...)

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

Out Of It »
(unaware; not aware; not knowing what one is doing...)

Out Of One's Element »
(one is not familiar nor comfortable...)

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

Out Of Print »
(that book or magazine is no longer being published...)

Out Of Season »
(it is not the right time of the year to get that...)

Out Of Service »
(it it not working right now; it is broken...)

Out Of Shape »
(weak or fat; one's body is not strong and fit...)

Out Of The Frying Pan (And Into The Fire) »
(to get out of a bad situation and end up in one that is even worse...)

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

Pass Away »
(this is a polite and gentle way to say "die"...)

Pie In The Sky »
(a big idea which is impossible to make real...)

Protest Too Much »
(you tend not to believe a person because they insist too strongly that something is not true...)

Round About »
(a way that is not the most direct...)

Safety In Numbers »
(it is more dangerous to be alone...)

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

Save One's Breath »
(don't talk now; you are wasting your time by talking; nobody is listening to you...)

Scratch The Surface »
(beginning to discover something that is bigger and more extensive...)

Scream Bloody Murder »
(scream so it sounds like someone is trying to kill you...)

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

See Red »
(become so angry that one can only feel the anger and is not able to think...)

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

Shed Crocodile Tears »
(one pretends to cry when one is not really sad...)

Show One's True Colors »
(do something to let others know what kind of person one really is...)

Sick In Bed »
(the person is sick so is resting in bed...)

Side Against Someone »
(join on the side that is against one...)

Sing A Different Tune »
(on is thinking differently than before...)

Sit Bolt Upright »
(one is sitting with ones upper body perfectly straight...)

Sitting On A Powder Keg »
(it is possible that thing will explode...)

Sitting On Top Of The World »
(one is feeling great; one is feeling like one's life is going great...)

Six Of One And Half A Dozen Of The Other »
(either way, it is the same; both possibilites are equal; two ways of saying the same thing...)

Skating On Thin Ice »
(doing something which is risky and could fail badly...)

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

Slow Going »
(it is taking a lot of time...)

Spick And Span »
(very clean; it has been cleaned perfectly; there is no dirt...)

Split The Difference »
(share the amount that is extra...)

Stick Out Like A Sore Thumb »
(it is obvious and can be seen easily; it is difficult to hide...)

Take A Hint »
(understand that someone is trying to communicate to you without being direct...)

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

Take A Risk »
(be willing to do it even though there is a chance of loss...)

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

Take An Oath »
(promise with words that one is committed...)

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

Take Forty Winks »
(get a good sleep so that one is rested fully...)

Take It Or Leave It »
(this is the last offer; either accept or reject this proposal because there will be no more adjustments...)

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

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

Take Shape »
(the form of something is determined...)

Take Sides »
(choose which team one is on; to join one against the other...)

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

Take Someone Hostage »
(a crime where a person is stolen; a person is taken illegally and lot allowed to leave...)

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...)

Things Are Looking Up »
(the situation is getting better...)

Think Highly Of Someone Or Something »
(you think there is a lot of good in that person...)

Think Nothing Of Someone Or Something »
(not respect that person; think that person is no good...)

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

Think The World Of Someone Or Something »
(think that one is one of the most important in the world...)

Three Sheets To The Wind »
(very drunk; wildly drunk; so drunk one is stumbling while walking...)

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

Tied Down »
(something is tied so that it cannot go up...)

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

Tied Up »
(that person or thing is tied so that it cannot move or escape...)

Time Flies »
(it feels like time is passing quickly...)

Tip Someone Off »
(tell someone what it is going to happen...)

Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right »
(it is never right to do wrong to another person...)

Waiting In The Wings »
(one is waiting close-by and ready to participate...)

Wasting Your Breath »
(wasting time talking because that person is not listening...)

We Aim To Please »
(the goal is too make customers happy...)

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

Weed Someone Or Something Out »
(get rid of what is not useful...)

Well To Do »
(more polite way to say that someone is rich...)

Well Up In Years »
(more polite way to say that someone is old...)

Wet Blanket »
(A person who is boring and makes others feel bored or stuck...)

Wet Someone's Whistle »
(Have something to drink when one is thirsty...)

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

What Goes Around, Comes Around »
(There is a natural fairness in life; if we do good or bad, that same thing is done to us...)

What's With Someone? »
(That person is bothered about something...)

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...)

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

When The Cat's Away, The Mice Will Play »
(when the person of authority is away, the others act less responsibly...)

When The Chips Are Down »
(When things are not going well; how one feels when one is losing...)

Will Not Hear Of Something »
(The answer is 'No' and one will not even consider the possibility of 'Yes'...)

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

With Ease »
(it is done easily...)

Within Someone's Grasp »
(one is holding it and will not let go of it...)

Within Someone's Reach »
(you can reach it with your hands; it is close enough that one can get it...)

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

Without A Doubt »
(it is certain...)

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

Without Question »
(It is definitely so...)

Work One's Fingers To The Bone »
(Working so much that one is physically sore...)

Worth Its Weight In Gold »
(It is very valuable...)

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

Wrapped Up In Someone Or Something »
(All of one's attention is on it...)

X Marks The Spot »
(This is the exact location...)

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

You Can't Take It With You »
(wealth and belongings are not what is most important because you will die someday and they will be useless to you...)

You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks »
(it is difficult to change old habits...)

You Reap What You Sow »
(what you get is the result of what you do...)



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