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A Crick In One's Back »
(a soreness or pain felt in the person's back...)

A Crick In One's Neck »
(a soreness or pain felt in the person's neck...)

A Dose Of One's Own Medicine »
(the bad thing one does to others happens to oneself...)

A Feather In One's Cap »
(what happened makes one feel proud and look good to others...)

Act One's Age »
(don't act childish...)

Afraid Of One's Own Shadow »
(fearful and easily frightened...)

Ahead Of One's Time »
(ones ideas are advanced; one's ideas might not be understood until a future time...)

Air One's Dirty Linen In Public »
(talk about private matters in front of other people...)

Air One's Grievances »
(complain; let people know what you are unhappy about...)

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

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

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

Bear One's Cross »
(live with a burden...)

Carry A Secret To One's Grave »
(dies without telling the secret...)

Cast One's Lot In With Someone »
(join that person and have the same result that they have...)

Cast One's Pearls Before Swine »
(share important things with people who will not understand their value...)

Cast One's Vote »
(vote; make a selection...)

Catch One Off One's Guard »
(surprise someone when they were unprepared...)

Catch One With One's Pants Down »
(surprise someone when they were totally unprepared...)

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

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

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

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

Do Not Have All One's Marbles »
(that person does not think clearly...)

Do One's Bit »
(one participates in the project and does what was expected...)

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

Do One's Own Thing »
(do what you like to do and not what others force you to do...)

Do One's Part »
(participate in order to help the team succeed...)

Down On One's Luck »
(one has been having bad luck lately; bad things have been happening...)

Drag One's Feet »
(go slowly; delay; wait to begin...)

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

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

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...)

Feel Something In One's Bones »
(one has a knowledge about something, and feels that knowledge as a deep sensation in one's body...)

Find It In One's Heart To Do Something »
(it would be very kind if you would please do this thing...)

Find One's Feet »
(begin to feel comfortable in a new job...)

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

Flip One's Lid »
(become very upset and explode in anger; become crazy...)

Flip One's Wig »
(become very upset and explode in anger; become crazy...)

Fold One's Hands »
(chose to not help...)

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

Follow One's Nose »
(act according to one's intuition...)

Foul One's Own Nest »
(do something to ruin or damage one's home situation...)

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

Fruits Of One's Labors »
(what one gets as a result of hard work...)

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

Get A Load Off One's Feet »
(sit down; rest...)

Get A Load Off One's Mind »
(not worry about that thing any more...)

Get A Lump In One's Throat »
(feel unable to speak, often because of strong emotion...)

Get A Taste Of One's Own Medicine »
(the bad thing one does to others has now happened to oneself...)

Get Ants In One's Pants »
(the feeling that one needs to move one's legs...)

Get Back On One's Feet »
(able to move around after having been unable to walk due to sickness or injury...)

Get Butterflies In One's Stomach »
(one has a nervous or excited feeling in the stomach area...)

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

Get One's Foot In The Door »
(get an opportunity or introduction with that person or place...)

Get Something Out Of One's System »
(do something that you feel the need to do; say something in order to feel better...)

Get Something Under One's Belt »
(get the experience of doing that thing...)

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

Get The Shock Of One's Life »
(one was surprised in the most extreme possible way...)

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

Go Into One's Song And Dance About Something »
(talk about something in a way to try to convince someone...)

Have A Bee In One's Bonnet »
(angry and upset about something...)

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

Have A Frog In One's Throat »
(one wants to speak but at that moment feels unable to speak...)

Have A Good Head On One's Shoulders »
(bright; intelligent; resourceful...)

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

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

Keeping One's Nose To The Grindstone »
(working away and not letting oneself be distracted...)

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

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

Live Within One's Means »
(only buy things that one can afford...)

Off One's Rocker »
(casual: that was a stupid idea; you must have gone crazy...)

Off The Top Of One's Head »
(one thinks it up quickly and easily; without help or preparation...)

On One's Own »
(alone; without others...)

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 One's Toes »
(ready to act; prepared...)

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

Out Of One's Way »
(not something one had planned to do; one did it to help another...)

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

Set In One's Ways »
(not wanting to change...)

Set One's Heart Against Something »
(feel strongly one does not want it...)

Set One's Heart On Something »
(feel strongly that one wants it...)

Shirk One's Duty »
(not do the work that one should do...)

Show One's Hand »
(let the other one know what you have...)

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

Sit On One's Hands »
(not do anything; not help; not participate; being lazy...)

Slip One's Mind »
(one cannot remember it; forget the thing...)

Split One's Sides With Laughter »
(laughing so hard one feels a pain in the gut...)

Stand On One's Own Two Feet »
(independent; able to take care of oneself...)

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

Take It To One's Grave »
(not tell anyone; keep it as a secret...)

Take Leave Of One's Senses »
(not act rationally; not act like oneself; lose control...)

Take Off One's Hat To Someone »
(recognize that that person did something well...)

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

Take One's Break »
(take the regular rest period during work...)

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

Take One's Own Life »
(kill oneself; commit suicide...)

Take One's Time »
(not hurry; go slowly...)

Take Someone Into One's Confidence »
(share a secret with that person; tell that person something you don't want others to know...)

Take Someone Under One's Wings »
(offer help to that person and teach them what one knows...)

Think On One's Feet »
(find creative solutions quickly...)

Throw One's Hands Up In Despair »
(give up; decide that one cannot win...)

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

Throw One's Weight Around »
(push others who are smaller or weaker...)

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

To One's Heart's Content »
(as much as one wants to do it...)

With One's Tail Between One's Legs »
(Leaving in shame and disgrace...)

Within An Inch Of One's Life »
(Almost to death...)

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

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

Work One's Way Up »
(Improve one's position by increasing one's rank over time...)

A Slave To Something »
(one spends all of one's time and effort on that thing...)

A Struggle To The Death »
(one spends all of one's life energy on a fight, and dies...)

A Vote Of Confidence »
(an action to let one know that we are confident in one's skills...)

Airing Your Dirty Linen In Public »
(talking publicly about private problems; sharing information about one's personal life...)

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

Almost Lost It »
(almost lost control of one's thoughts, one's feelings, or one's body; almost started laughing; almost vomited...)

An All Out Effort »
(one uses all of one's effort...)

And Something To Spare »
(it did not take all of one's effort; we were still not exhausted...)

At Someone's Beck And Call »
(responding to one's needs and requests...)

Ball And Chain »
(one's punishment; the burden that one must carry...)

Bump Into »
(one's body accidentally hits another; one did not plan to meet the other...)

Carry A Secret To The Grave »
(not tell a secret during one's entire life...)

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

Die A Natural Death »
(one's death did not happen as the result of an accident or tragedy...)

Die Laughing »
(one laughed so violently that one could not control one's actions...)

Die Of A Broken Heart »
(one's grief at not being with a loved one causes that person to do...)

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

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

Do An About Face »
(turn around to face the opposite direction; change one's position completely...)

Eat A Meal Out »
(leave one's place to eat a meal at a restaurant...)

Feel Fit »
(one's body feels strong and comfortable...)

Feel Like A New Person »
(feel like one's problems are finished...)

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

Flesh And Blood »
(family members; one's immediate relatives; children, parents or siblings...)

Fly Off The Handle »
(become angry and start yelling; lose one's temper...)

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

Forget Oneself »
(forget to control one's actions...)

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

Get A Charley Horse »
(a painful spot on one's thigh after getting hit...)

Get A Grasp Of Something »
(hold something in one's hand; begin to understand that thing more clearly...)

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

Get Goose Bumps »
(one's skin feels tingling due to an emotion such as love, sadness or fear...)

Get Goose Pimples »
(one's skin feels tingling due to an emotion such as love, sadness or fear...)

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

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

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

Get Wet »
(water or other liquid got on one's skin or clothing...)

Handle Someone With Kid Gloves »
(be careful with that person; take care not to hurt one's feelings...)

Have A Bad Effect On Someone Or Something »
(one's influence makes that person worse...)

Have A Change Of Heart »
(one's feelings about doing something have changed...)

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

Keeping A Straight Face »
(not show expression on one's face; not show joy, sadness or anger...)

Live Out Of A Suitcase »
(not have one's own place to store one's things; be homeless...)

Next Of Kin »
(one's closest relative; related by blood; one's child...)

Out Of Pocket Expenses »
(one has to pay with one's own money...)

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

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

See Double »
(one's eyes are not able to focus correctly; one see's two images...)

Sign On The Dotted Line »
(sign a form; write one's name on an official piece of paper...)

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

Slap Someone's Wrist »
(push one by slapping one's hand; a very light punishment...)

Take A Hard Line With Someone »
(not be willing to compromise or change one's opinion...)

Take Sick »
(become ill; get sick; one's health has gotten bad...)

They Ate It Up »
(really enjoy it; eat all of it; believe one's lie...)

Think Out Loud »
(speak one's ideas while thinking...)

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

With Something To Spare »
(It did not require all of one's efforts...)

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

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



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