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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...)

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

All In One Piece »
(unhurt; without injury; undamaged; alive...)

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...)

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

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

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

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

Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket »
(don't risk everything all at once...)

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

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 Words »
(one is forced to regret what one said...)

Every Last One »
(all of them must be included; not even one of them can be forgotten...)

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

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 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 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 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...)

Get What's Coming To One »
(one has acted badly and deserves some kind of punishment...)

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...)

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...)

If It's Not One Thing, It's Another »
(too many things are going wrong, one after another...)

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

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

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...)

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

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...)

Rome Was Not Built In One Day »
(all great works take time to finish...)

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...)

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...)

Six Of One, A Half Dozen Of The Other »
(they are the same thing...)

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...)

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

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

There's More Than One Way To Skin A Cat »
(There are different ways to get the thing done...)

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

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

Two Heads Are Better Than One »
(two people working together solve problems better than each person working alone...)

Wear More Than One Hat »
(have more than one role or responsibility...)

What One Doesn't Know Won't Hurt One »
(it would cause more trouble if that person knew what happened...)

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

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

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

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 Card »
(a joker; one who tells many jokes and needs to make people laugh...)

A Copycat »
(one who thoughtlessly copies the work of another; one who copies the work or actions of another...)

A Drag On Someone »
(something which pulls at ones strength and slows one down...)

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

A Fan Of His »
(one who likes and supports that person...)

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 Foregone Conclusion »
(one knew that it would happened even before it happened...)

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

A Goner »
(one who has lost or will surely lose...)

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 Jack Of All Trades »
(one who has many different skills...)

A Last Ditch Effort »
(one last try before one quits...)

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 Little Hard Work Never Killed Anyone »
(working hard does one good...)

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 Number Of Things Or People »
(more than one...)

A Pain In The Neck »
(this person causes problems; one who makes life difficult...)

A Past Master At Something »
(one who was great in past times...)

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

A Shot In The Dark »
(a guess at something when one does not know the answer...)

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

A Sitting Duck »
(an easy target; one likely to be a victim...)

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

A Sporting Chance »
(the chance to win if one tries hard...)

A Stroke Of Luck »
(one lucky thing happened, which helped a lot...)

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

A Taste Of Something »
(a try of something to see how one likes it...)

A Tough Act To Follow »
(that performance was so good that the next one will seem weak...)

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

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

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

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

Absent Without Leave »
(one left ones position without permission to leave...)

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

Acknowledge Receipt Of It »
(make a record to confirm that one received it...)

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

Advise Someone Against Doing Something »
(tell that person one believes they should not do it...)

Aim To Do Something »
(one plans to do it; one intends to do it...)

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

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

All Talk And No Action »
(one who says he will do things, but does not do them...)

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 Worked Up About Something »
(one let oneself be very bothered by that thing...)

All Worked Up Over Something »
(one let oneself be very bothered by that thing...)

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

An Act Of Faith »
(one does it because one believes in God or has confidence in another person...)

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

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

An Open Book »
(easy to read; without secrets; one shares easily...)

At First Glance »
(when one first looked at it...)

At Full Speed »
(as fast as one can go...)

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

At Home »
(the place where one lives; comfortable...)

At Some Time Sharp »
(at exactly that time; one should not be late...)

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

At The Crack Of Dawn »
(the moment in the morning when one first sees sunlight...)

At The Mercy Of Someone »
(that person has power over one; that person will decide what happens to one...)

Back And Forth »
(moving in one direction then turning and moving in the opposite direction...)

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

Back The Wrong Horse »
(choose to support the one who will not win...)

Back To Back »
(one thing happens immediately after the other thing...)

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

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 The Spitting Image Of Someone »
(the one looks exactly like the other...)

Be The Straw That Broke The Camel's Back »
(the last thing that happened after which one said "no more"...)

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

Beating Around The Bush »
(one wants to say something but won't say it directly...)

Behind Closed Doors »
(in a place where no one could see it happen...)

Behind Your Back »
(it happened without one knowing about it; they kept it a secret...)

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

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

Biting The Hand That Feeds You »
(hurt the one who has been helping you...)

Bringing Up The Rear »
(the last one; in last place...)

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

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

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

Call Of Nature »
(one needs to go to the bathroom...)

Can't Make Heads Or Tails Out Of Someone Or Something »
(do not understand it at all; it does not make sense to one...)

Cap And Gown »
(the outfit one wears at a formal ceremony such as a college graduation...)

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...)

Caught In The Middle »
(not able to go the one way or the other way...)

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

Check In On Someone Or Something »
(visit one to see that they are okay...)

Chilled To The Bone »
(very cold; one feels the cold very deeply...)

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

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

Clam Up »
(one decides that one does not want to talk...)

Clear As A Bell »
(one understands it very clearly...)

Devil May Care Attitude »
(one acts like one does not care what others think...)

Devil May Care Manner »
(a way of acting that shows others that one does not care...)

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...)

Dirty Work »
(work which makes one dirty; actions which are bad...)

Do Not Have A Care In The World »
(carefree; without problems; acting like nothing bothers one...)

Do Or Die »
(a situation where one must perform well or one will fail...)

Doing The Honors »
(be the one to do the ceremonial thing...)

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

Down On Someone Or Something »
(finding faults with or criticizing that one...)

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

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...)

Drink To Excess »
(drink too much; drink more than one should...)

Ease Up On Her »
(not push that one so hard...)

Eat Out Of Someone's Hands »
(that one will follow your requests and do what you wish...)

Eating Away At You »
(that thing has been bothering one a lot...)

Escape Someone's Notice »
(one did not notice that it happened...)

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

Everything But The Kitchen Sink »
(one brought everything one could bring...)

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

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

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

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

Feel The Pinch »
(one has less money to spend because of hard times...)

Fill Someone In On Someone Or Something »
(tell one about it, let one know that it happened...)

Find Fault With Someone Or Something »
(one discovers something wrong in what the other...)

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...)

Find Something Out The Hard Way »
(one learned it by making a mistake...)

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers »
(children's saying: the one who finds the thing should be allowed to keep it; the one who found the thing should be allowed to keep it...)

First And Foremost »
(the number one most important think that needs to be done...)

First Come, First Served »
(people will be helped in the order that they arrive; the first one to arrive will be served first, etc....)

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

Fit To Be Tied »
(very angry; so angry that one could strike out...)

Follow Orders »
(do what ones boss tells one to do...)

Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread »
(one should consider one' actions before acting...)

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

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

Force Someone Or Something Down Someone's Throat »
(force one to do something that they don't want to do...)

Form An Opinion »
(decide what one thinks about something...)

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

Fresh As A Daisy »
(feeling fresh and clean; the way one feels after bathing...)

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

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

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

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

Get A Head Start On Someone Or Something »
(begin running the race before the other one...)

Get A Kick Out Of Someone Or Something »
(that thing makes one laugh...)

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

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 Word In Edgeways »
(one wants to speak but the other one will not stop talking...)

Get A Word In Edgewise »
(one wants to speak but the other one will not stop talking...)

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

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

Get Carried Away »
(have such strong feelings while doing something that one does too much...)

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

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 Married »
(marry someone; commit to stay together in love with one other person...)

Get Off Easy »
(one did something wrong but did not receive a big punishment...)

Get Off It »
(stop talking about that one thing...)

Get Off Lightly »
(one did something wrong but did not get a big punishment...)

Get Off Scot Free »
(receive no punishment; one did something bad but was not punished...)

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

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

Get The Short End Of The Stick »
(be the one who gets a bad deal or a worse deal than the others...)

Get The Slip »
(the person one was following has escaped...)

Get The Worst Of Something »
(this one was effected most badly by what happened...)

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

Go Into Hiding »
(begin hiding; go to where others cannot find one...)

Go It Alone »
(be the only one; do it or go there without anyone else...)

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

Go Out With Someone »
(go on a date with that person; make a plan and spend time with one...)

Go Over Someone's Head »
(one did not understand it; it was too complicated...)

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

Got A Charge Out Of It »
(that thing made one laugh; it made one very happy...)

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

Hang On To It »
(keep that one; don't lose it; don't let her leave you...)

Haul Someone In »
(pull it in the way one pulls fish into a fishing boat...)

Have A Blowout »
(one has lost the tire of ones car, bike or motorcycle...)

Have A Case Against Someone »
(one has a reason to be upset with that person...)

Have A Clean Conscience About Someone Or Something »
(one does not feel guilty about it...)

Have A Clear Conscience About Someone Or Something »
(one does not feel guilty about it...)

Have A Glass Jaw »
(can be stopped easily with one good punch to the jaw...)

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

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

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

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

In A Dead Heat »
(tied so far; we are not sure which one will win...)

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

In All Good Conscience »
(able to feel good about what one has done...)

In Awe Of Him »
(that thing amazes you; one finds it awesome; one feels totally alive and awake watching that...)

In Debt »
(one owes money; one has borrowed money but not yet paid it back...)

In Defiance Of Someone Or Something »
(doing it against that one; doing it even though that one said "don't do it"....)

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

In Single File »
(standing in line; waiting one person after another person...)

In The Spotlight »
(visible; where others can see one; others are watching...)

In The Wrong »
(the incorrect one; wrong; mistaken; the one who did the wrong thing...)

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

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

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

Jog My Memory »
(help that person to remember something; something happened which made one recall...)

Johnny Come Lately »
(one who has just arrived; a newcomer...)

Johnny On The Spot »
(one arrives just in time; without delay; on time but not early...)

Jump At The Chance »
(take the opportunity to do it; quickly do it as soon as one can; one wants to do it...)

Jump Bail »
(one has given money to the court to get out of jail temporarily, then one runs away...)

Jump Through A Hoop »
(to get something done, one has to do something else which should be unnecessary...)

Jump Through Hoops »
(to get something done, one has to do other things which should be unnecessary; have to do special things...)

Jump To Conclusions »
(one only knows a little information, but one thinks one knows what will happen...)

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

Lay Low »
(hide; only go places where others do not see one...)

Laying Down On The Job »
(acting lazy; not work when one should be working...)

Like Water Off A Duck's Back »
(one does not let that thing bother one...)

Live And Let Live »
(one should be careful to not hurt others...)

Look Down On Someone Or Something »
(not respect that one...)

Look Like Something The Cat Dragged In »
(looking terrible as if one has been through a very bad experience...)

Neither A Borrower, Nor A Lender Be »
(one should neither borrow nor lend...)

Night Owl »
(one who stays up late; one who prefers the night hours...)

No Two Ways About It »
(it will definitely be that one way...)

No Win Situation »
(whatever one does, one will lose...)

Not A Living Soul »
(no one...)

Not A Moment To Spare »
(one arrived just as it started...)

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

Off Limits »
(you are not allowed to go there; one may not do that...)

Off The Cuff »
(one just thought it up and said it; without preparation...)

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 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 Board »
(on the ship; one agrees with the plan...)

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

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

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 Easy Street »
(rich; comfortable and easy as one imagines it will be if one becomes rich...)

On Purpose »
(one intends to do it...)

On Second Thought »
(after thinking, one has a different idea...)

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 Luck »
(it did not happen as one wanted...)

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

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

Out Of Reach »
(one cannot reach it with ones hands; one cannot get it...)

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

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind »
(one does not think about what one does not see...)

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...)

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

Prime Mover »
(the one who makes that thing happen...)

Put The Cart Before The Horse »
(you must do the one thing before you do the other thing; the order cannot be changed...)

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

Say Something In A Roundabout Way »
(speak indirectly; try to communicate one thing by saying something else...)

School Of Thought »
(one way of thinking...)

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

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

Set Someone Back Some Amount Of Money »
(one had to pay that amount of money; it cost that much...)

Set Someone Or Something Straight »
(help one understand something important that one does not yet understand...)

Settle A Score With Someone »
(get revenge on that person; hurt the one who hurt you...)

Shame On Someone »
(one should feel bad because one did a bad thing...)

Shape Someone Up »
(make that one stronger and healthier...)

Shape Up »
(start doing what one should be doing...)

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

Shell Something Out »
(give the thing even though one does not want to give it...)

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...)

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

Sick And Tired Of Someone Or Something »
(one wishes that thing would stop; one does not want it to happen any more...)

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

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

Sink Or Swim »
(a situation where one will either make a great effort, or fail...)

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

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

Sit Through Something »
(one stays seated during the whole time...)

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

Sixth Sense »
(an intuition; one has a feeling it will happen, without knowing why...)

Size Someone Or Something Up »
(try to decide how good that one will be...)

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

Slip Through Someone's Fingers »
(one was not able to catch it; one was close but could not grab it...)

Slip Up »
(make a mistake; err in a way that causes one to fall...)

Slow Someone Or Something Down »
(cause one to go slower...)

Spread Oneself Too Thin »
(spend too much time in too many different places; not focus enough on one thing...)

Square Deal »
(fair; each person was treated fairly; no one was cheated...)

Steal The Spotlight »
(be the one that everyone looks at...)

Take A Powder »
(when one goes to a dressing room to put on her make-up...)

Take A Shower »
(bathe while standing with water showering down on one...)

Take A Spill »
(fall down so that one hits the ground and continues rolling or tumbling...)

Take A Stab At Something »
(attempt to do someone that one doesn't have a lot of experience doing...)

Take A Toll »
(doing it has a cost; one becomes tired or weary or loses something as a result...)

Take A Whack At Someone Or Something »
(attempt to do something that one has not been trained to do...)

Take Aim At Someone Or Something »
(to decide that one will do something...)

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

Take Charge Of Someone Or Something »
(become the leader or responsible one in that situation...)

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

Take Inventory »
(look inward to count what one has...)

Take Liberties With Someone Or Something »
(allow oneself to do things that one should not do...)

Take Pride In Something »
(be proud of that thing; one likes this quality in oneself...)

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

Take Someone Or Something Away »
(take that one to another place...)

Taken Aback »
(surprised, it caused one to pause...)

The Apple Of Your Eye »
(the one you love the most...)

The Be All And The End All »
(the only thing that one cares about; the only thing that one cares about...)

The Daily Grind »
(the hard work that one does every day...)

The Straw That Broke The Camel's Back »
(one last thing that finally made the you upset...)

They Jumped All Over Me »
(attack that person continuously, usually with words; be very aggressive with one suddenly...)

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...)

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

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

Throw In The Towel »
(quit the match; give up in a game; one does not have the strength to continue...)

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

Time Off »
(time that one spends resting...)

Twist Someone's Arm »
(force one to do it...)

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

Weigh Someone's Words »
(Consider carefully what one says...)

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

What's New? »
(Casual greeting with some one knows...)

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

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

Whet Someone's Appetite »
(give a bit of something so one wants more...)

Whip Something Into Shape »
(make one strong and ready to face a challenge...)

Who Would Have Thought? »
(It was a surprise; no one could have guessed...)

Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Someone »
(No power will force one to do it...)

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

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...)

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

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



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