☞ Icing On The Cake:

When you already have it good and get something on top of what you already have.

☞ Idle Hands Are The Devil's Tools:

You are more likely to get in trouble if you have nothing to do.

☞ If It's Not One Thing, It's Another:

When one thing goes wrong, then another, and another...

☞ In Like Flynn:

To be easily successful, especially when sexual or romantic.

☞ In The Bag:

To have something secured.

☞ In The Buff:


☞ In The Heat Of The Moment:

Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.

☞ In Your Face:

An aggressive and bold confrontation.

☞ It Takes Two To Tango:

A two person conflict where both people are at fault.

☞ It's A Small World:

You frequently see the same people in different places.

☞ Its Anyone's Call:

A competition where the outcome is difficult to judge or predict.

☞ Ivy League:

Since 1954 the Ivy League has been the following universities: Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Harvard.


☞ Jaywalk:

Crossing the street (from the middle) without using the crosswalk.

☞ Joshing Me:

Tricking me.


☞ Keep An Eye On Him:

You should carefully watch him.

☞ Keep body and soul together:

To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive .

☞ Keep your chin up:

To remain joyful in a tough situation.

☞ Kick The Bucket:


☞ Kitty-corner:

Diagonally across. Sometimes called Catty-Corner as well.

☞ Knee Jerk Reaction:

A quick and automatic response.

☞ Knock On Wood:

Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.

☞ Know the Ropes:

To understand the details.


☞ Last but not least:

An introduction phrase to let the audience know that the last person mentioned is no less important than those introduced before him/her.

☞ Lend Me Your Ear:

To politely ask for someone's full attention.

☞ Let Bygones Be Bygones:

To forget about a disagreement or arguement.

☞ Let Sleeping Dogs Lie:

To avoid restarting a conflict.

☞ Let The Cat Out Of The Bag:

To share a secret that wasn't suppose to be shared.

☞ Level playing field:

A fair competition where no side has an advantage.

☞ Like a chicken with its head cut off:

To act in a frenzied manner.

☞ liquor someone up:

To get someone drunk.

☞ Long in the Tooth:

Old people (or horses).

☞ Loose Cannon:

Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check.


☞ Make No Bones About:

To state a fact so there are no doubts or objections.

☞ Method To My Madness:

Strange or crazy actions that appear meaningless but in the end are done for a good reason.

☞ Mumbo Jumbo:

Nonsense or meaningless speech.

☞ Mum's the word:

To keep quiet. To say nothing.


☞ Nest Egg:

Savings set aside for future use.

☞ Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You:

Don't hurt anyone that helps you.

☞ New kid on the block:

Someone new to the group or area.

☞ New York Minute:

A minute that seems to go by quickly, especially in a fast paced environment.

☞ No Dice:

To not agree. To not accept a proposition.

☞ No Room to Swing a Cat:

An unsually small or confined space.

☞ Not Playing With a Full Deck:

Someone who lacks intelligence.


☞ Off On The Wrong Foot:

Getting a bad start on a relationship or task.

☞ Off The Hook:

No longer have to deal with a tough situation.

☞ Off the Record:

Something said in confidence that the one speaking doesn't want attributed to him/her.

☞ On Pins And Needles:

Anxious or nervous, especially in anticipation of something.

☞ On The Fence:


☞ On The Same Page:

When multiple people all agree on the same thing.

☞ Out Of The Blue:

Something that suddenly and unexpectedly occurs.

☞ Out On A Limb:

When someone puts themself in a risky situation.

☞ Out On The Town:

To enjoy yourself by going out.

☞ Over My Dead Body:

When you absolutely will not allow something to happen.

☞ Over the Top:

Very excessive.


☞ Pass The Buck:

Avoid responsibility by giving it to someone else.

☞ Pedal to the metal:

To go full speed, especially while driving a vehicle.

☞ Peeping Tom:

Someone who observes people in the nude or sexually active people, mainly for his own gratification.

☞ Pick up your ears:

To listen very carefully.

☞ Pig In A Poke:

A deal that is made without first examining it.

☞ Pig Out :

To eat alot and eat it quickly.

☞ Pipe Down:

To shut-up or be quiet.

☞ Practice Makes Perfect:

By constantly practicing, you will become better.

☞ Pull the plug:

To stop something. To bring something to an end.

☞ Pulling Your Leg:

Tricking someone as a joke.

☞ Put a sock in it:

To tell noisy person or a group to be quiet.


☞ Queer the pitch:

Destroy or ruin a plan.


☞ Raincheck:

An offer or deal that is declined right now but willing to accept later.

☞ Raining Cats and Dogs:

A very loud and noisy rain storm.

☞ Ring Fencing:

Seperated usual judgement to guarantee protection, especially project funds.

☞ Rise and Shine:

Time to get out of bed and get ready for work/school.

☞ Rome Was Not Built In One Day:

If you want something to be completely properly, then its going to take time.

☞ Rule Of Thumb:

A rough estimate.

☞ Run out of steam:

To be completely out of energy.

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