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I'm at the end of your tether.
So tired, worried, annoyed by something that you feel unable to deal with it any more.
I'm at a loose end.
The last few details that need to be finished in order.
My hair stood on end.
To make someone feel very frightened.
You could have knocked me down with a feather.
I was extremely surprised.
My lips are sealed.
I will tell no one this secret or this gossip.
I'm in a rut.
In a type of boring habittual behavior.
I lost my head.
Suddenly become very angry or upset. Panic
I blew my top.
To become very angry.
I've got the gift of the gab.
The ability to speak easily and confidently in a way that makes people want to listen to you and believe you.
I've got green fingers.
To be good at keeping plants health and making them grow.
I was tickled pink.
Very much pleased or entertained.
I had a lump in my throat.
The feeling of something in one's throat as if one were going to cry.
He led me up the garden path.
To deceive someone.
I got hot under the collar.
It slipped my mind.
If something slips your mind, you forget about it.
I was given the sake.
To be told to leave your job.
Get off the ground.
To make a successful beginning. (We were unable to get the new product off the ground but we will try again next year.)
Knock down the price of (something).
To lower the price of something. (I bargained hard so that I could knock down the price of the DVD player.)
Make an offer
To make a financial proposal for a product or service. (We plan to make an offer to buy the house on Saturday.)
Push a product
To promote a product. (The soap conpany is now pushing their new product.)
Put (something) on the table.
To make something the topic if discussion. (We put the issue of the new schedule on the table for discussion.)
Rules and regulations that seem unnecessary <often from the government> (There is much red tape when you try to start up a new business.)
Put your foot in it.
To say something by accident which upset someone. (I really put my foot in it with Julie.)
Like a fish out of water
To feel awkward because you are not familiar with a situation from the people around you. (She was beginning to feel like a fish out of water.)
Throw somebody in at the deep end.
To make someone do something difficult, especially a job, without preparing. (Our manager thinks the best way to introduce new staff to the job is to throw them in at the deep end and see how they go.)
Got into hot water.
To get into trouble. (He found himself in hot water over his comments about immigration.)
Break the ice
To make people who have not met before feel more relaxed with each other. (It's hard to break the ice at formal events.)
Get on like a house on fire.
They like each other very much and become friends very quickly. (I was worried that they wouldn't like each other, but in fact they're getting on like a house on fire.)
A real eye- opener
Something that surprises you and teaches you new facts about life. (Living in another country can be a real eye-opener.)
See eye to eye
To agree with each other. (We don't see eye to eye on a lot of things.)
To keep somthing under wraps.
I can't tell you anything about the project I'm working on. My boss told me to keep it under.
My gut tells me.
My gut tells me that her idea is a sound one.
A safe bet.
Simplicty of design is a sure bet in the fashion world.
Your offhand comment re today's capitalists not being reasonably is not supported by the evidence.
Talk someone into something
Jonh talked me into a life insurance policy.
To the letter
I will follow the instruction given to me to the letter.
You can say that again
It was absolutely delicious. You can say that again.
Up in the air
I don't know what the manager plans to do. At the moment, things are kind of up in the air.
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