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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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