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


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


A Bull In A China Shop »
(a clumsy person in a place where they can break something easily...)


A Case Of Mistaken Identity »
(an innocent person was believed to be guilty...)


A Credit To Someone Or Something »
(it happened because of the good qualities of that person...)


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 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 Game That Two Can Play »
(you will do to that person the wrong that they did to you...)


A Hard Nut To Crack »
(a difficult person to understand...)


A Little Bird Told Me »
(a person who I will not identify whispered this secret to me; I know because this secret was whispered to me...)


A New Lease On Life »
(that person will live longer than was believed...)


A Night On The Town »
(that person will go out to have fun at different public places...)


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


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


A Ripe Old Age »
(a fun way to refer to a person coming to an older age...)


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


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


A Show Of Hands »
(each person who supports this will raise his hand...)


A Snake In The Grass »
(a sneaky person that wants to trick or steal from; deceitful...)


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


Above Suspicion »
(that person cannot be suspected...)


Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder »
(the time spent apart makes you care for a person even more...)


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


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


Against Someone's Will »
(it was done even though that person did not want it to be done...)


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...)


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


An Axe To Grind »
(you plan to express your anger to that person...)


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...)


Armed And Dangerous »
(that person has a weapon and could use that weapon...)


Arrange To Do Something With Someone »
(make a plan with that person...)


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


At Loggerheads With Someone »
(having a disagreement with that person; stuck in disagreement...)


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


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


Awol »
(a military term for Absence Without Leave; that person left but did not have permission to leave...)


Back East »
(said by a person from the East when talking about the East...)


Bail Me Out »
(help that person get out of a bad situation...)


Beat Him Up »
(punch and kick that person; hit that person's body...)


Beating Him At His Own Game »
(doing the thing that the other person does well, but doing it better and winning...)


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...)


Building A Case »
(finding proof that person did wrong...)


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


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


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


Can't Stand The Sight Of Someone Or Something »
(dislike that person strongly...)


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


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


Change Someone's Mind »
(do or tell something which causes a person to have a different opinion...)


Change Someone's Tune »
(that person has changed what they believe and what they are saying...)


Cheer Someone Up »
(do something to make a person feel better...)


Chew Someone Out »
(yell at a person...)


Dark Horse »
(a person who surprises you with skills that you did not know about...)


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


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


Do Someone A Good Turn »
(do a favor to help that person...)


Do Someone A Kindness »
(do a nice thing for that person...)


Do Someone Damage »
(do something that hurts that person...)


Do Someone's Heart Good »
(doing that will make the person feel better...)


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


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


Fill Someone's Shoes »
(do as well as that other person did in that responsibility...)


Fish For A Compliment »
(try to get another person to say something good about you...)


Fix Someone Up With Someone Or Something »
(arrange for a person to have or do that thing...)


Fix Someone's Wagon »
(do something to cause a problem for that person; get revenge...)


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 To The Wall »
(force a person to make a decision that they did not want to make...)


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


Forgive And Forget »
(forgive a person for what they have done, and not continue to be angry...)


From Rags To Riches »
(a poor person who became rich...)


From The Horse's Mouth »
(told by the person who was there...)


Full Of It »
(this person says things which are not true; a liar...)


Get A Crush On Someone »
(have a love interest towards that person...)


Get A Dirty Look From Someone »
(the person has an expression which shows they are angry or upset with you...)


Get A Rise Out Of Someone »
(succeed in bothering that person...)


Get A Thing About Someone Or Something »
(become interested in that person for some reason...)


Get Along In Years »
(getting older; becoming an older person...)


Get In Someone's Hair »
(bother that person by being too close or involved with them...)


Get In Touch With Someone »
(communicate with that person from a distance...)


Get Involved With Someone »
(have a relationship with that person...)


Get Mad At Someone Or Something »
(be angry at that person; become angry because of what that person did...)


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


Get Off Someone's Back »
(stop bothering that person...)


Get On The Good Side Of Someone »
(that person likes you and will do nice things for you...)


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


Get Physical With Someone »
(touch that persons body; use physical force to strike or move a person...)


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


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


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


Get The Upper Hand On Someone »
(be in a position of strength over that person...)


Get Through To Someone »
(be understood by that person...)


Get To First Base With Someone Or Something »
(kiss that person on the mouth...)


Get Under Someone's Skin »
(bother that person; annoy; irritate...)


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


Give Him The Slip »
(to escape from that person...)


Give Him The Third Degree »
(tell that person what not to do...)


Give Someone A Slap On The Wrist »
(give that person a mild punishment for what they did wrong...)


Give Someone The Runaround »
(give that person excuses and false answers...)


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


Go Steady With Someone »
(dating that person and seeing them regularly...)


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


Hang Around With Someone »
(spend time with that person; spend casual time together having fun or relaxing...)


Hang Out With Me »
(spend enjoyable time with that person...)


Hanging On To Your Coattails »
(try to gain success by following a successful person...)


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


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


Have A Bone To Pick With Someone »
(be angry at someone and want to discuss it with that person...)


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


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


Have A Grudge Against Someone »
(not willing to forgive that person and forget what that person did...)


I'm Jacked Up »
(lift that person up; make that person feel excited and full of energy; energize...)


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


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


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


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


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


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


Keep Him At Arm's Length »
(don't let him get to close; keep him at a safe distance; watch out for that person...)


Laying Your Cards On The Table »
(let the other person see your plans...)


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


Look Someone In The Eye »
(be direct with that person; do not hide; do not turn away when that person looks at you...)


No Spring Chicken »
(not a young person...)


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


On All Fours »
(an animal walking on its four feet; a person walking on hands and knees...)


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


On Someone's Account »
(for that person; to help that person...)


On Someone's Back »
(bothering that person; demanding things from that person...)


On Someone's Behalf »
(acting for another person; representing that person...)


On Someone's Case »
(pursuing that person; making demands or requests of that person...)


Order Someone About »
(tell that person to do things; act like a person's boss...)


Order Someone Around »
(tell that person where to go and what to do; act like a person's boss...)


Out Of Character »
(that person does not usually do things like that...)


Pick A Quarrel With Someone »
(start a fight with; begin an argument with that person...)


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


Pulling Your Leg »
(making a joke by tricking another person...)


Sage Advice »
(a wise suggestion; a person who knows a lot would make this suggestion...)


Say Something Right To Someone's Face »
(tell that person directly what you think; not speak secretly...)


Scratch Someone's Back »
(help that person; do something to help that person...)


Second Nature To Someone »
(it feels natural and easy for that person to do...)


See Someone To The Door »
(walk with that person to the door as they are leaving...)


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


Settle The Score With Someone »
(get revenge on that person; hurt a person who hurt you...)


Shack Up With Someone »
(live together with that person...)


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


She Balled Me Out »
(yell at a person for making a mistake...)


She Spoke Highly Of You »
(that person said good things about you...)


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


Show Someone The Ropes »
(teach a person how to do that thing; share ones skill with another...)


Show Someone To A Seat »
(let that person know where to sit down...)


Show Someone Up »
(do better than that person in a place where others can see...)


Shut Someone Up »
(force that person to stop talking; stop one from making noise...)


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


Signal To Someone To Do Something »
(let that person know you want them to do it...)


Single File »
(a line with each person following the person in front of him...)


Sit In For Someone »
(take the place of that person...)


Sit In On Something »
(attend as a person watching the event...)


Sit Up With Someone »
(stay with that person at night when they cannot sleep...)


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


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


Stark Raving Mad »
(completely crazy; acting like a crazy person...)


Steer Clear Of Someone Or Something »
(avoid that person...)


Take A Backseat To Someone »
(let the other person be the leader...)


Take A Dig At Someone »
(insult that person; say something to bother that person...)


Take After Someone »
(be similar to that person...)


Take Care Of Someone Or Something »
(handle that matter; help and care for that person...)


Take It Easy On Someone Or Something »
(not be strict about; not punish or harass that person...)


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 Someone By Surprise »
(surprise that person...)


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 In »
(welcome that person and offer them assistance...)


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...)


Talk Someone Into Doing Something »
(convince that person to do it...)


Talk Someone's Ear Off »
(talk a lot to that person...)


They Bumped Him Off »
(that person was killed...)


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


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...)


Third Wheel »
(the extra person...)


Tickle Someone Pink »
(that person was so happy that they were laughing and smiling and making noises...)


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


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


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


Under Someone's Very Nose »
(that person was nearby when it happened; that person did not stop it from happening...)


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


We Locked Horns »
(I had a struggle with that person...)


Wedded To Someone »
(legally married to that person...)


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


What Have You Been Up To? »
(Casual greeting to ask a person what they have been doing lately...)


What Makes Someone Tick »
(What motivates that person? What are the reasons that person does what he does?...)


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


What's Up? »
(Casual greeting like 'hello', asking the other person about what they have been doing lately...)


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


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


With Hat In Hand »
(the person came begging for help...)


Word Of Mouth »
(news that travels from person to person...)


Work Someone Over »
(attack a person repeatedly...)




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