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A Chip On Your Shoulder »
(angry because of what happened in the past...)


A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted »
(foolish people lose money easily...)


A Piece Of Cake »
(easy to do...)


A Slap On The Wrist »
(a slight punishment...)


A Taste Of Your Own Medicine »
(a lesson where other people treat you the same way you treat them in order to teach you that you are acting badly...)


A Toss-Up »
(the results have not been decided...)


An Arm And A Leg »
(a high price to pay...)


Beating A Dead Horse »
(forcing an issue that is already closed...)


It's A Small World »
(you see the same people in different places...)


Looking A Gift Horse In The Mouth »
(questioning the value of something you have received for free...)


Neither A Borrower, Nor A Lender Be »
(one should neither borrow nor lend...)


Not A Chance »
(it will definitely not happen...)


Shake A Leg »
(move faster; get going...)


Six Of One, A Half Dozen Of The Other »
(they are the same thing...)


Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right »
(it is never right to do wrong to another person...)


Without A Doubt »
(it is certain...)


You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover »
(don't make judgments based only on appearances...)


Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder »
(the time spent apart makes you care for a person even more...)


At Wit's End »
(not able to come up with a solution...)


Biting Off More Than You Can Chew »
(taking on a challenge that is too big...)


Break The Tie »
(to finally determine a single winner...)


Dead Heat »
(a winner cannot be determined in this particular contest...)


Dry Spell »
(a period of time without success...)


Flash In The Pan »
(a sudden success that disappears quickly...)


Icing On The Cake »
(a second great thing happens in addition to the first...)


It Takes Two To Tango »
(when two people have a conflict, both people are at fault...)


Its Anyone's Call »
(it is difficult to judge the outcome of a competition...)


Letting The Cat Out Of The Bag »
(sharing a secret...)


Method To My Madness »
(what appears to by crazy action is actually done for a good reason...)


Off The Hook »
(free from a difficult situation...)


Out Of The Frying Pan (And Into The Fire) »
(to get out of a bad situation and end up in one that is even worse...)


Protest Too Much »
(you tend not to believe a person because they insist too strongly that something is not true...)


Pulling Your Leg »
(making a joke by tricking another person...)


Roll Out The Red Carpet »
(to give a grand welcome to an important guest...)


Round About »
(a way that is not the most direct...)


The Writing On The Wall »
(the signs of a coming change...)


Under The Gun »
(under a lot of pressure to get something done...)


When It Rains, It Pours »
(it hasn't happened for a long time, and then it happens all at once...)




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