Knuckle Down
Meaning: Getting sincere about something; applying oneself seriously to a job.
There’s No I in Team
Meaning: To not work alone, but rather, together with others in order to achieve a certain goal.
Ring Any Bells?
Meaning: Recalling a memory; causing a person to remember something or someone.
Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Meaning: People tend to associate with others who share similar interests or values.
Roll With the Punches
Meaning: To tolerate or endure through the unexpected mishappenings you may encounter from time to time.
Hit Below The Belt
Meaning: A boxing term. Also often used to refer to inappropriate words, or comments that are too personal.
Scot-free
Meaning: Getting away freely from custody, punishment, or any type of risky situation.
Down To The Wire
Meaning: A tense situation where the outcome is decided only in the last few seconds.
Eat My Hat
Meaning: Having confidence in a specific outcome; being almost sure about something.
Quick and Dirty
Meaning: Things that are fixed with great speed, but as a result, it’s probably not going to work very well.
Man of Few Words
Meaning: A person who does not speak a great deal; someone who talks with as few words as possible.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Meaning: Being faced with two difficult choices.
Hard Pill to Swallow
Meaning: Something that’s difficult to accept.
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
Meaning: To be optimistic, even in difficullt times.
Happy as a Clam
Meaning: The state of being happy; feeling delighted.
Go Out On a Limb
Meaning: Putting yourself in a risky situation in order to help someone; or to hazard a guess.
A Cut Below
Meaning: Something that’s inferior to the surrounding others.
Plot Thickens – The
Meaning: A situation that has gotten way more serious or interesting due to recent complexities or developments.
Keep Your Shirt On
Meaning: Keeping calm. Usually said by someone who is trying to avoid making others upset.
Down And Out
Meaning: (1) A term used in a boxing. (2) Someone who has become incapacitated.

A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted
Meaning: Someone who spends their money foolishly.
It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be
Meaning: Failing to meet expectations; not being as good as people say.
High And Dry
Meaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to recover.
Happy as a Clam
Meaning: The state of being happy; feeling delighted.
Tough It Out
Meaning: To remain resillient even in hard times; enduring.
Back to Square One
Meaning: To go back to the beginning; back to the drawing board.
Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Meaning: To make a wrong assumption about something.
No-Brainer
Meaning: Anything that requires minimal brain activity to accomplish.
Lovey Dovey
Meaning: The affectionate stuff that people do when they are in love, such as kissing and hugging.
Fit as a Fiddle
Meaning: Being fit as a fiddle means to be in perfect health.
Ride Him, Cowboy!
Meaning: A cheer people yell, usually at rodeos when cowboys are clinging to the backs of untamed horses.
Wild Goose Chase
Meaning: Futilely pursuing something that will never be attainable.
Lickety Split
Meaning: To go at a quick pace; no delaying!
Elvis Has Left The Building
Meaning: Something that is all over.
Go Out On a Limb
Meaning: Putting yourself in a risky situation in order to help someone; or to hazard a guess.
Quick On the Draw
Meaning: Performing an action with the greatest of haste.
Beating a Dead Horse
Meaning: To bring up an issue that has already been resolved.
A Cold Day in Hell
Meaning: Something that will never happen.
Flea Market
Meaning: A type of bazaar where inexpensive goods are sold or bartered.
A Guinea Pig
Meaning: Someone who is used in an experiment.
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Meaning: Things that go up must eventually return to the earth due to gravity.
Par For the Course
Meaning: What you would expect to happen; something normal or common.
A Cold Day in July
Meaning: Something that is highly unlikely to happen.
Scot-free
Meaning: Getting away freely from custody, punishment, or any type of risky situation.
Down To The Wire
Meaning: A tense situation where the outcome is decided only in the last few seconds.
On the Same Page
Meaning: Thinking alike or understanding something in a similar way with others.
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
Meaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of.
Back to Square One
Meaning: To go back to the beginning; back to the drawing board.
Lickety Split
Meaning: To go at a quick pace; no delaying!
Burst Your Bubble
Meaning: To ruin someone’s happy moment.
You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
Meaning: It can be challenging to teach a person something new.
Off One’s Base
Meaning: A person that is crazy or behaving in idiotic ways
Lovey Dovey
Meaning: The affectionate stuff that people do when they are in love, such as kissing and hugging.
A Leg Up
Meaning: Someone who’s given an advantage over others.
Foaming At The Mouth
Meaning: To be enraged and show it.
No Ifs, Ands, or Buts
Meaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses.
Heads Up
Meaning: Used as an advanced warning. To become keenly aware.
A Dog in the Manger
Meaning: Someone who prevents others from using valuable items even though they have no need for them.
Jaws of Life
Meaning: Usually this references a tool used by rescuers when they pry or cut open a car to save the occupant.
Yada Yada
Meaning: A way to notify a person that what they’re saying is predictable or boring.
A Cut Above
Meaning: Something that’s better to the surrounding others.
Give a Man a Fish
Meaning: It’s better to teach a person how to do something than to do that something for them.
Goody Two-Shoes
Meaning: A smugly virtuous person.
Jumping the Gun
Meaning: Something that occurs too early before preparations are ready. Starting too soon.
Playing Possum
Meaning: Pretending to be dead, or to be deceitful about something.
Head Over Heels
Meaning: Falling deeply in love with another person.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Meaning: Being faced with two difficult choices.
Cry Wolf
Meaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying.
Knock Your Socks Off
Meaning: To be taken by surprise.
Jack of All Trades Master of None
Meaning: Having suitable skill in multiple things, but not being an expert in any of them.
A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted
Meaning: Someone who spends their money foolishly.
Beating Around the Bush
Meaning: Someone who is beating around the bush is someone who avoids the main point.
Put a Sock In It
Meaning: Asking someone to be quiet or to shut up.
Mouth-watering
Meaning: Delicious; something that looks or tastes appetizing.
Know the Ropes
Meaning: Having a familiarity or understanding of how something works.
Let Her Rip
Meaning: Permission to start, or it could mean ‘go faster!’
Knuckle Down
Meaning: Getting sincere about something; applying oneself seriously to a job.
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Meaning: Too late. A missed opportunity.
Down For The Count
Meaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so.
My Cup of Tea
Meaning: Someone or something that one finds to be agreeable or delightful.
In the Red
Meaning: Losing money. Being in debt.
Everything But The Kitchen Sink
Meaning: Including nearly everything possible.
A Bite at the Cherry
Meaning: An opportunity that’s not available to most people.
Roll With the Punches
Meaning: To tolerate or endure through the unexpected mishappenings you may encounter from time to time.
Close But No Cigar
Meaning: Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end.
High And Dry
Meaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to recover.
Hear, Hear
Meaning: A shout of agreement, or to draw attention to a speaker.
Quick On the Draw
Meaning: Performing an action with the greatest of haste.
Right Off the Bat
Meaning: Immediately, done in a hurry; without delay.
A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted
Meaning: Someone who spends their money foolishly.
Fight Fire With Fire
Meaning: To retaliate with an attack that is similar to the attack used against you.
Jaws of Life
Meaning: Usually this references a tool used by rescuers when they pry or cut open a car to save the occupant.
Jig Is Up
Meaning: For a ruse or trick to be discovered; to be caught.
Cry Over Spilt Milk
Meaning: It’s useless to worry about things that already happened and cannot be changed.
Back To the Drawing Board
Meaning: Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt.
Let Her Rip
Meaning: Permission to start, or it could mean ‘go faster!’
Cut To The Chase
Meaning: To get to the point, leaving out all of the unnecessary details.
Beating a Dead Horse
Meaning: To bring up an issue that has already been resolved.
A Lone Wolf
Meaning: Someone who’s solitary or independent.
Burst Your Bubble
Meaning: To ruin someone’s happy moment.
Down To Earth
Meaning: Practical or humble; unpretentious.
A Leg Up
Meaning: Someone who’s given an advantage over others.
Back to Square One
Meaning: To go back to the beginning; back to the drawing board.
Under the Weather
Meaning: Not feeling well, in health or mood.
Greased Lightning
Meaning: Very fast or quick.
Give a Man a Fish
Meaning: It’s better to teach a person how to do something than to do that something for them.
Down For The Count
Meaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so.
Keep Your Shirt On
Meaning: Keeping calm. Usually said by someone who is trying to avoid making others upset
A Cut Above
Meaning: Something that’s better to the surrounding others.
Lovey Dovey
Meaning: The affectionate stuff that people do when they are in love, such as kissing and hugging.
Mountain Out of a Molehill
Meaning: One who escalates small things and turns them into big problems.
Quality Time
Meaning: Spending time with another to strengthen the relationship.
Like Father Like Son
Meaning: Resembling one’s parents in terms of appearance or behavior.
Quick and Dirty
Meaning: Things that are fixed with great speed, but as a result, it’s probably not going to work very well.
Right Off the Bat
Meaning: Immediately, done in a hurry; without delay.
Short End of the Stick
Meaning: Getting the bad end of a deal, or receiving the least desirable outcome from something.
It’s Not Brain Surgery
Meaning: A task that’s easy to accomplish, a thing lacking complexity.
Don’t Look a Gift Horse In The Mouth
Meaning: When you receive a gift from someone, do not be ungrateful.
Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees
Meaning: Suggests that money is a resource that must be earned and is not one that’s easily acquired.
Ugly Duckling
Meaning: One who may seem plain at first in appearance or capability, but later turns out to be beautiful or great.
Hit Below The Belt
Meaning: A boxing term. Also often used to refer to inappropriate words, or comments that are too personal.
Roll With the Punches
Meaning: To tolerate or endure through the unexpected mishappenings you may encounter from time to time.
Rain on Your Parade
Meaning: To spoil someone’s fun or plans; ruining a pleasurable moment
Curiosity Killed The Cat
Meaning: Typically said to indicate that any further investigation into a situation may lead to harm.
Up In Arms
Meaning: Angry; being roused to the point that you are ready to fight.
A Little from Column A, a Little from Column B
Meaning: A course of action drawing a couple of different factors or reasons.
Playing For Keeps
Meaning: Said when things are about to get serious.
Cry Wolf
Meaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying.
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen
Meaning: One should discontinue with a task if they are unable to cope with it due to pressure.
Plot Thickens – The
Meaning: A situation that has gotten way more serious or interesting due to recent complexities or developments.
A Cold Day in Hell
Meaning: Something that will never happen.
A Bite at the Cherry
Meaning: An opportunity that’s not available to most people.
A Chip on Your Shoulder
Meaning: Being angry about something that happened in the past.
A Home Bird
Meaning: Somebody who prefers the comforts of home to new places or things
A Dime a Dozen
Meaning: Something that is extremely common.

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