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Idioms Part I

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A blessing in disguise
a good thing that seemed bad at first
A dime a dozen
Something common
Beat around the bush
Avoid saying what you mean, usually because it is uncomfortable
Better late than never
Better to arrive late than not to come at all
Bite the bullet
To get something over with because it is inevitable
Break a leg
Good luck
Call it a day
Stop working on something
Cut somebody some slack
Don't be so critical
Cutting corners
Doing something poorly in order to save time or money
Easy does it
Slow down
Get out of hand
Become out of control
Get something out of your system
Do the thing you've been wanting to do so you can move on
Get your act together
Work better or leave
Give someone the benefit of the doubt
Trust what someone says
Go back to the drawing board
Start over
Hang in there
Don't give up
Hit the sack
Go to sleep
It's not rocket science
It's not complicated
Let someone off the hook
To not hold someone responsible for something
Make a long story short
Tell something briefly
Miss the boat
It's too late
No pain, no gain
You have to work hard for what you want
On the ball
Doing a good job
Pull someone's leg
To joke with someone
Pull yourself together
Calm down
So far so good
Things are going well so far
Speak of the devil
The person we were just talking about showed up!
That's the last straw
My patience has run out
The best of both worlds
An ideal situation
Time flies when you're having fun
You don't notice how long something lasts when you enjoy it
To get bent out of shape
To get upset
To make matters worse
Make a problem worse
Under the weather
Sick
We'll cross that bridge when we come to it
Let's not talk about that problem right now
Wrap your head around something
Understand something complicated
You can say that again
That's true, I agree
Your guess is as good as mine
I have no idea