☞ A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:

Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

☞ A Blessing In Disguise:

Something good that isn't recognized at first.

☞ A Chip On Your Shoulder:

Being upset for something that happened in the past.

☞ A Dime A Dozen:

Anything that is common and easy to get.

☞ A Doubting Thomas:

A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.

☞ A Drop in the Bucket:

A very small part of something big or whole.

☞ A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted:

It's easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.

☞ A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand:

Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out.

☞ A Leopard Can't Change His Spots:

You cannot change who you are.

☞ A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned:

By not spending money, you are saving money (little by little).

☞ A Picture Paints a Thousand Words:

A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.

☞ A Piece of Cake:

A task that can be accomplished very easily.

☞ A Slap on the Wrist:

A very mild punishment.

☞ A Taste Of Your Own Medicine:

When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.

☞ A Toss-Up:

A result that is still unclear and can go either way.

☞ Actions Speak Louder Than Words:

It's better to actually do something than just talk about it.

☞ Add Fuel To The Fire:

Whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is.

☞ Against The Clock:

Rushed and short on time.

☞ All Bark And No Bite:

When someone is threatening and/or aggressive but not willing to engage in a fight.

☞ All Greek to me:

Meaningless and incomprehensible like someone who cannot read, speak, or understand any of the Greek language would be.

☞ All In The Same Boat:

When everyone is facing the same challenges.

☞ An Arm And A Leg:

Very expensive. A large amount of money.

☞ An Axe To Grind:

To have a dispute with someone.

☞ Apple of My Eye:

Someone who is cherished above all others.

☞ As High As A Kite:

Anything that is high up in the sky.

☞ At The Drop Of A Hat:

Willing to do something immediately.


☞ Back Seat Driver:

People who criticize from the sidelines, much like someone giving unwanted advice from the back seat of a vehicle to the driver.

☞ Back To Square One:

Having to start all over again.

☞ Back To The Drawing Board:

When an attempt fails and it's time to start all over.

☞ Baker's Dozen:


☞ Barking Up The Wrong Tree:

A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve.

☞ Beat A Dead Horse:

To force an issue that has already ended.

☞ Beating Around The Bush:

Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.

☞ Bend Over Backwards:

Do whatever it takes to help. Willing to do anything.

☞ Between A Rock And A Hard Place:

Stuck between two very bad options.

☞ Bite Off More Than You Can Chew:

To take on a task that is way to big.

☞ Bite Your Tongue:

To avoid talking.

☞ Blood Is Thicker Than Water:

The family bond is closer than anything else.

☞ Blue Moon:

A rare event or occurance.

☞ Break A Leg:

A superstitious way to say 'good luck' without saying 'good luck', but rather the opposite.

☞ Buy A Lemon:

To purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems or stops running after you drive it away.


☞ Can't Cut The Mustard :

Someone who isn't adequate enough to compete or participate.

☞ Cast Iron Stomach:

Someone who has no problems, complications or ill effects with eating anything or drinking anything.

☞ Charley Horse:

Stiffness in the leg / A leg cramp.

☞ Chew someone out:

Verbally scold someone.

☞ Chip on his Shoulder:

Angry today about something that occured in the past.

☞ Chow Down:

To eat.

☞ Close but no Cigar:

To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short.

☞ Come Hell Or High Water:

Any difficult situation or obstacle.

☞ Crack Someone Up:

To make someone laugh.

☞ Cross Your Fingers:

To hope that something happens the way you want it to.

☞ Cry Over Spilt Milk:

When you complain about a loss from the past.

☞ Cry Wolf:

Intentionally raise a false alarm.

☞ Cup Of Joe:

A cup of coffee.

☞ Curiosity Killed The Cat:

Being Inquisitive can lead you into a dangerous situation.

☞ Cut to the Chase:

Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point.

☞ Cock and Bull Story:

An unbelievable tale.

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