Bleed someone/something dry.
Drain someone or something of wealth or resources.
let sleeping dogs lie
It's nothing to shout about.
Let the dust settle. Wait for the dust to settle.
an old hand doing
a white lie
To have a good nose for something
down in the dumps
just the ticket for someone
be barking up the wrong tree
to put your money where your mouth is
to stop just talking about something and to support your words with actions
taking the mickey (out of somebody)
laugh at somebody or make fun of somebody
fishing for compliments
it means you try to make people say good things about you. You pretend to be modest about something and hope they disagree and give you praise.
Normally I wouldn t give her the time of day.
What I meant was I wouldn t normally pay attention to her.
Long ago, in Shakespeares time, the phrase 'good time of day' was a greeting often used. These days we say 'good morning. So to say that you wouldnt give someone the time of day means you wouldn't want to greet them or say hello.
So the saying means you refuse to give someone your attention.
Want someone to calm down, to not get over-emotional, or not to rush into something.
chew the fat
to talk in a friendly way, socially, without actually exchanging too much serious information
rub someone's nose in it
we had to jump through hoops to get out visas
wake up and smell the coffee
you need to pay attention because you're missing something that's really obvious
we need to have a word
we need a short serious discussion about this sensitive topic.
a rabbit in the headlights
It's a phrase used to describe someone who is so nervous that they can't move or speak.
speak with a forked tongue
If we say something is crystal clear, we simply mean it's absolutely clear.
kick over the traces
have/hold all the aces
to go the extra mile
to make more effort than usual to achieve their objectives
something has strings attached
There are hidden commitments and you should find out what they are.
The chef is snowed under with work in the kitchen to prepare dinner for us.
roll out the red carpet for someone
I take a rain check on something.
I will not do it immediately but I would like to do it at another time.
tread on eggshells
be awkward because you don't know what to say and you don't want to offend someone.
There are plenty more fish in the sea.
put up your feet
It's a way of saying, relax, sit down, especially after standing up for a long time.
under one's belt
It means they have a particular experience already -- something that might help them in the future.
use your loaf
think about things before you do them otherwise you will make silly mistakes.
chew the fat
shoot the breeze
Rome. By all means, Rome.
-- Roman Holiday
look for a needle in a haystack
It’s all Greek to me
a very long time
I have put up with you for donkey's years. Today I will teach you a lesson.
"Thanks for driving me to the station."
Under the table
Excuse/ Pardon my French
If you'll pardon my French, he's a bloody fool.
Let the cat out of the bag
Get on your high horse
have a screw loose
The girl looked at me as if I had a screw loose.
carrot and stick
Sometimes you just have to resort to the carrot and stick approach with your children.
call someone on the carpet
When our team lost that big client, the boss called us on the carpet.
a hard/tough nut to crack
break one's back
The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.
a house of cards
Her plans collapsed like a house of cards when she was told she hadn't won the scholarship.
ask/cry for the moon
beat the clock
beat one's head against the wall
The world is your oyster.
like two peas in a pod
The twin brothers are like two peas in a pod.
life is just a bowl of cherries
I've got a promotion and pay rise! Life is just a bowl of cherries these days!
have bigger fish to fry
I have bigger fish to fry and have to take leave.
until you are blue in the face
You can argue till you're blue in the face, but I won't change my mind.
have a monkey on one's back
It feels like having a monkey on my back that you can't get rid of.
like water off a duck's back
I keep telling my friend not to waste money but it's like water off a duck's back.
strike while the iron is hot
make hay while the sun shines
bell the cat
Someone has to bell the cat and tell mom we wrecked her car.
a dog in the manger
Stop being a dog in the manger and let your brother ride your bike if you're not using it.
rock the boat
He is easy-going and won't rock the boat unless absolutely necessary.
keep a stiff upper lip
in a pickle
Whenever I'm in a pickle, I call her for help.
salt of the earth
You are truly the salt of the earth.
nose of wax
The man has a nose of wax.
a red-letter day
The day I first met you was a red-letter day for me.
a pain in the neck
My little brother can be a pain in the neck sometimes.
get your ducks in a row
give somebody the hook
I'm not going to give him the hook just because of a minor mistake.
The project is totally ruined by the fly-by-night undertakers.
all bark and no bite
Don't be afraid. He's all bark and no bite.
smoke and mirrors
There was a big element of smoke and mirrors to the deal.
go up in smoke
All his plans went up in smoke when his parents returned.
for a song
He sold a goodly manor for a song.
I'm surprised you don't know that. Isn't it a horse sense?
He is young, but he is the top dog in his company.
light a fire under someone
try to light a fire under the team.
leave someone holding the bag
It’ s typical of him, leaving me holding the bag again.
cast pearls before swine
出自圣经：do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you.
I'm not casting pearls before swine with my good advice since he won't listen anyway.
pay through the nose
Don’ t order wine in this restaurant or you’ ll really pay through the nose for it.
make or break
Critics can make or break a young performer.
This game is make-or-break.
put your money where your mouth is
Stop talking and put your money where your mouth is!
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