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A drop in the ocean
A very small amount that will not have much effect
A home from hone
A place where you feel as relaxed as you do in your home
A leopard can't change its spots
Used for saying that someone will never change their behaviour or character
A sight for sore eyes
Someone or sth that you are very pleased to see
A stitch in time (saves nine)
Used for saying that it is better to solve a problem now, rather than leave it until later when it may be more difficult to deal with
A stone's throw away/from
Very close to
Achilles' heel
A weak feature of someone of sth that could cause failure or be attacked
Add fuel to fire
Make a bad situation worse
All in good time
Used for telling someone to wait for sth and not try to make you hurry
All mod cons
All modern conveniences, the machines and pieces of equipment in your house that make life easy and comfortable
An act of God
An event such as a flood, lightning or an earthquake that is produced by natural forces, and that people have no control over
As the crow flies
In a straight line (used for measuring distance)
At a loose end
With nothing in particular to do
At the drop of a hat
Immediately or in a way that shows that you have no doubts about doing sth
Be born with a silver spoon in your mouth
Have advantages because you come from a rich family
Be on the same wave length
Understand the way another person thinks because you often have the same ideas and opinions they do
Before your time
Used for saying that sth happened or existed before you were born or lived or worked somewhere
Below/under par
Below the usual or expected standard
Big mouth
Used as a criticism of someone when they say things they should not
Blot on the landscape
Sth that makes a place look less attractive, for example an ugly building
Break even
If a person or business breaks even, they neither make a profit nor lose money
Break the mould
Change a situation by doing sth that is very different from what most people usually do or have done in the past
A drop in the ocean
A very small amount that will not have much effect
A home from hone
A place where you feel as relaxed as you do in your home
A leopard can't change its spots
Used for saying that someone will never change their behaviour or character
A sight for sore eyes
Someone or sth that you are very pleased to see
A stitch in time (saves nine)
Used for saying that it is better to solve a problem now, rather than leave it until later when it may be more difficult to deal with
A stone's throw away/from
Very close to
Achilles' heel
A weak feature of someone of sth that could cause failure or be attacked
Add fuel to fire
Make a bad situation worse
All in good time
Used for telling someone to wait for sth and not try to make you hurry
All mod cons
All modern conveniences, the machines and pieces of equipment in your house that make life easy and comfortable
An act of God
An event such as a flood, lightning or an earthquake that is produced by natural forces, and that people have no control over
As the crow flies
In a straight line (used for measuring distance)
At a loose end
With nothing in particular to do
At the drop of a hat
Immediately or in a way that shows that you have no doubts about doing sth
Be born with a silver spoon in your mouth
Have advantages because you come from a rich family
Be on the same wave length
Understand the way another person thinks because you often have the same ideas and opinions they do
Before your time
Used for saying that sth happened or existed before you were born or lived or worked somewhere
Below/under par
Below the usual or expected standard
Big mouth
Used as a criticism of someone when they say things they should not
Blot on the landscape
Sth that makes a place look less attractive, for example an ugly building
Break even
If a person or business breaks even, they neither make a profit nor lose money
Break the mould
Change a situation by doing sth that is very different from what most people usually do or have done in the past
A drop in the ocean
A very small amount that will not have much effect
A home from hone
A place where you feel as relaxed as you do in your home
A leopard can't change its spots
Used for saying that someone will never change their behaviour or character
A sight for sore eyes
Someone or sth that you are very pleased to see
A stitch in time (saves nine)
Used for saying that it is better to solve a problem now, rather than leave it until later when it may be more difficult to deal with
A stone's throw away/from
Very close to
Achilles' heel
A weak feature of someone of sth that could cause failure or be attacked
Add fuel to fire
Make a bad situation worse
All in good time
Used for telling someone to wait for sth and not try to make you hurry
All mod cons
All modern conveniences, the machines and pieces of equipment in your house that make life easy and comfortable
An act of God
An event such as a flood, lightning or an earthquake that is produced by natural forces, and that people have no control over
As the crow flies
In a straight line (used for measuring distance)
At a loose end
With nothing in particular to do
At the drop of a hat
Immediately or in a way that shows that you have no doubts about doing sth
Be born with a silver spoon in your mouth
Have advantages because you come from a rich family
Be on the same wave length
Understand the way another person thinks because you often have the same ideas and opinions they do
Before your time
Used for saying that sth happened or existed before you were born or lived or worked somewhere
Below/under par
Below the usual or expected standard
Big mouth
Used as a criticism of someone when they say things they should not
Blot on the landscape
Sth that makes a place look less attractive, for example an ugly building
Break even
If a person or business breaks even, they neither make a profit nor lose money
Break the mould
Change a situation by doing sth that is very different from what most people usually do or have done in the past
A drop in the ocean
A very small amount that will not have much effect
A home from hone
A place where you feel as relaxed as you do in your home
A leopard can't change its spots
Used for saying that someone will never change their behaviour or character
A sight for sore eyes
Someone or sth that you are very pleased to see
A stitch in time (saves nine)
Used for saying that it is better to solve a problem now, rather than leave it until later when it may be more difficult to deal with
A stone's throw away/from
Very close to
Achilles' heel
A weak feature of someone of sth that could cause failure or be attacked
Add fuel to fire
Make a bad situation worse
All in good time
Used for telling someone to wait for sth and not try to make you hurry
All mod cons
All modern conveniences, the machines and pieces of equipment in your house that make life easy and comfortable
An act of God
An event such as a flood, lightning or an earthquake that is produced by natural forces, and that people have no control over
As the crow flies
In a straight line (used for measuring distance)
At a loose end
With nothing in particular to do
At the drop of a hat
Immediately or in a way that shows that you have no doubts about doing sth
Be born with a silver spoon in your mouth
Have advantages because you come from a rich family
Be on the same wave length
Understand the way another person thinks because you often have the same ideas and opinions they do
Before your time
Used for saying that sth happened or existed before you were born or lived or worked somewhere
Below/under par
Below the usual or expected standard
Big mouth
Used as a criticism of someone when they say things they should not
Blot on the landscape
Sth that makes a place look less attractive, for example an ugly building
Break even
If a person or business breaks even, they neither make a profit nor lose money
Break the mould
Change a situation by doing sth that is very different from what most people usually do or have done in the past
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