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A Slap On The Wrist »
(a slight punishment...)

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

All In The Same Boat »
(facing the same challenges and needing to work together...)

Around The Block »
(been to different places and done different things...)

Break The Tie »
(to finally determine a single winner...)

Burning The Candle At Both Ends »
(working for many hours without getting enough rest...)

Burning The Midnight Oil »
(up late at night working hard...)

Can't Cut The Mustard »
(not good enough to participate...)

Flash In The Pan »
(a sudden success that disappears quickly...)

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

Go Back To The Drawing Board »
(start over again...)

Going Against The Grain »
(making things difficult by acting against the wishes of others...)

Icing On The Cake »
(a second great thing happens in addition to the first...)

Idle Hands Are The Devil's Tools »
(when you have nothing to do you are more likely to get into trouble...)

In The Dark »
(you did not know about it...)

In The Heat Of The Moment »
(overwhelmed bythe experience of that moment...)

Letting The Cat Out Of The Bag »
(sharing a secret...)

Looking A Gift Horse In The Mouth »
(questioning the value of something you have received for free...)

Off On The Wrong Foot »
(starting off badly...)

Off The Hook »
(free from a difficult situation...)

On The Fence »
(you are still undecided...)

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

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

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...)

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

Roll Out The Red Carpet »
(to give a grand welcome to an important guest...)

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

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

Split Down The Middle »
(the results are exactly the same on both sides...)

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

The Ball Is In Your Court »
(it is your turn to do something...)

The Best Of Both Worlds »
(to get the best of both choices...)

The Bigger They Are (The Harder They Fall) »
(we can beat this larger opponent...)

The Devil Is In The Details »
(the difficult part is in the many small details...)

The Early Bird (Catches The Worm) »
(being early leads to success...)

The Ends Justify The Means »
(our actions are called for by this situation...)

The Jury Is Out »
(it is still being decided...)

The Pros And Cons »
(the reasons for and against it; the good and bad aspects...)

The Sky Is The Limit »
(the possibilities are endless...)

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

The Writing On The Wall »
(the signs of a coming change...)

Under The Gun »
(under a lot of pressure to get something done...)

With Your Back Up Against The Wall »
(restrained from acting as you would like...)

A Chip On Your Shoulder »
(angry because of what happened in the past...)

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...)

A Toss-Up »
(the results have not been decided...)

An About Face »
(turn around and face the opposite direction...)

Fair And Fair Alike »
(the same rules should apply evenly to all...)

In Over Your Head »
(the situation is too difficult for you...)

In(s) And Out(s) »
(the knowledge gained from experience...)

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

Its Anyone's Call »
(it is difficult to judge the outcome of a competition...)

On Your Last Leg »
(the end is near...)

On Your Mind »
(the thing you are thinking about...)

Practice Makes Perfect »
(the more you practice, the better you will become...)

Practice What You Preach »
(do things the way you tell others to do them...)

Round About »
(a way that is not the most direct...)

Rub Salt In An Old Wound »
(to intentionally bring back the pain of an past experience...)

Third Wheel »
(the extra person...)



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