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


Bad Blood Between People »
(people having bad feelings towards each other...)


Calling People Names »
(insulting that person with rude words...)


People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones »
(don't criticize other people when you yourself have faults and weaknesses...)


You Can't Be All Things To All People »
(able to satisfy everyone's needs...)


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


A Final Fling »
(the last time two people get together for romance...)


A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted »
(foolish people lose money easily...)


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


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 Hive Of Activity »
(a place where people are busy and working hard...)


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


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 Meeting Of Minds »
(when more than people connect well intellectually...)


A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss »
(a person who keeps moving does not get stuck; life stays interesting for people who keep moving...)


A Standing Joke »
(a joke that people refer to regularly...)


A Taste Of Your Own Medicine »
(a lesson where other people treat you the same way you treat them in order to teach you that you are acting badly...)


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...)


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


An Act Of God »
(an accident caused by nature, such as bad weather; not because of what people did...)


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


Beating A Path To Your Door »
(you are popular; people are eager to be with you...)


Behind The Scenes »
(done by people who could not be seen...)


Birds Of A Feather Flock Together »
(people like to spend time with others who are similar...)


Breaking The Ice »
(making people feel more comfortable...)


Burning Your Bridges Behind You »
(treating people badly so they won't want to help you in the future...)


Call A Meeting »
(ask people to meet...)


Call The Dogs Off »
(tell your people to stop attacking...)


Call The Roll »
(read out the names of people who should be present...)


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


Cause A Stir »
(cause people to look and ask questions or make comments...)


Cause Some Eyebrows To Raise »
(make people wonder what you are doing or ask why...)


Cause Some Tongues To Wag »
(do something that gives people reason to talk about you...)


Clearing The Air »
(talking about the thing people are thinking about...)


Comparing Notes »
(finding out what other people think...)


Dropping A Brick »
(saying something which shocks people...)


Dropping Names »
(saying the names of important people so people will think you are important...)


Fall In »
(join the group of people standing in an organized way...)


Field Questions »
(answer questions asked by different people; answer questions asked by different people...)


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


Fly By Night »
(a business that opens briefly, cheats people, and disappears...)


For Better Or For Worse »
(said when two people marry, their commitment to stay together in good times and bad times...)


For The Record »
(so you can tell other people that I said this...)


Gang Up On Someone »
(a larger number of people attack a smaller number...)


Get A Life »
(rude way to say stop bothering other people; focus on your own life; go away; stop bothering us; we don't want you here...)


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


Get Off Your High Horse »
(stop thinking that you are better than other people...)


Go Over Like A Lead Balloon »
(people did not like it; it was not popular; they hated it...)


Go Through Channels »
(talk to the people responsible to make the decision...)


Great Minds Think Alike »
(people with great minds think like each other...)


Have A Big Mouth »
(that person talks a lot about other people...)


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...)


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


In Secret »
(done secretly; without letting other people know...)


In Style »
(popular; looking good; what people want to be doing...)


In The Public Eye »
(where everyone can see you; people you don't know may be watching...)


It Takes Two To Tango »
(when two people have a conflict, both people are at fault...)


It's A Small World »
(you see the same people in different places...)


Like Two Peas In A Pod »
(they fit together very well; they are comfortable with each other; two people who are similar and fit well together...)


Live In An Ivory Tower »
(not understand how most people live their lives...)


Misery Loves Company »
(people who are unhappy prefer to be with unhappy people...)


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


Of The Old School »
(done in old way; done the way people used to do it...)


Off The Subject »
(not connected to what people are talking about...)


On A First Name Basis With Someone »
(familiar; two people address each other informally...)


On Good Terms With Someone »
(the two people are friendly towards each other...)


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


Open Secret »
(people know it, but they don't talk about it; people pretend they don't know it...)


Out Of Fashion »
(people do not do that or wear that any more...)


Preaching To The Choir »
(trying to make believers out of people who already believe...)


Shouting Match »
(people are yelling at each other...)


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


Slip Away »
(go away quietly; leave without people noticing...)


The Best Laid Schemes Of Mice And Men »
(good plans can go bad; big plans that people make and fill with hopes and dreams...)


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


Tie The Knot »
(get married; two people promise they will stay together in marriage...)


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


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


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


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 Push Comes To Shove »
(When people begin to act more selfish and aggressive...)


Work Through Channels »
(Communicate with the people who are responsible for it...)


You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But You Can't Make It Drink »
(you can show people how do do things, but people must help themselves...)




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