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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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