Once in a blue moon. – Something that happens very rarely.
Break the ice – to initiate a social conversation or interaction.
Beating around the bush – avoiding the main topic.
A bird’s eye view – a view from a very high place that allows you to see a very large area.
Chip on your shoulder- when some one is upset about something that happened a while ago.
At the drop of a hat – willingness to do something instantly.
Cry over split milk – complaining about a loss or failure from the past.
Spill the beans – To disclose a secret.
Afraid of one’s own shadow – to become easily frightened.
Piece of cake – something that is easy to understand or do.
Blessing in disguise – something good and useful that did not initially seem that way.
Come hell or high water – possible obstacles in your path.
A house of cards – poor plan
Taste of your own medicine – when someone receives the same treatment, usually negative, that they gives to others.
Golden handshake – a big sum of money given to a person when he leaves a company or retires.
Be on cloud nine – be very happy.
Mean business – being serious or dedicated.
Fools paradise – a false sense of happiness or success.
Apple of one eye – being cherished more than others are.
Hit the bulls eye – to be exactly right about something or achieve the best result possible.
The best of both worlds – the benefits of widely differing situations enjoyed at the same time.
Open Pandora’s box – to find a source of great troubles and problems.
Feeling a bit under the weather – feeling slightly ill.
Icing on the cake – something that turns good into great.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket – do not put all your resources in one basket.
To call a spade a spade – to be brutally frank, outspoken, blunt in speech.
Cost an arm and a leg – be very expensive.
Jump the bandwagon – to join a popular activity or trend.
To pour oil in troubled waters – to make peace.
Ball is in your court – when it is up to you to make the next decision or step.
Bite off more than you can chew – to take up a task which you may not be able to accomplish due to lack of ability.
To put in a nutshell – to say in a few words or to make something concise.
Can not judge a book by its cover – cannot judge something primarily on appearance.
Hear it on grapevine – to hear rumours about something or someone.
It takes two to tango – actions or communication need more than one person.
Last straw – the final problem in a serious of problems.
To be in the doldrums – to be in low spirits.
To sit on the fence – to remain neutral.
Banking up the wrong tree – looking in the wrong place.
Take with a grain of salt – not to take what someone says too seriously.
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