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Unformatted text preview: D Can you stop by^ D can't afford to have can't be helped can't be wrong can't get away with it can't help it can't stand it any longer l S D Capital ideal S D carry coals to Newcastle carry sth too far ^ L D carry the torch cast away cast down caste eyes at ^ L D castle in the air catch on to
10 L 68 ^ catch one's breath catch up on sth catch up with caught red-handed chain smoker x S change hands change my opinion of you cheap joints check out check up on cheer up x S chew the rag chip in x S clean sweep clean the house for sb x S clock watcher x S D close shave close callx SD S be coast is clear coin a neat phrase D cold fish D Columbus discovered America come about
11 68 come across come along with come and get it H D come down with come in H D come in handy come into the world come off it come on come on come on strong come out right H D come out with come right over come through H come to naught come to terms come to the point come up with sth come what may H D contribute to sth cook up a story H D
12 H 68 @ @ cool off cooling my heels waiting for her crash the gate X D crazy like a fox X D cross my heart X D cross the bridge when one comes to it X D cross with be cry quits X D cry wolf cup of tea X D cut corners cut down on cut it out X cut of the woods X cut out X cut sb down to size X D cut sb off X D cut sth out cut throat cut-and-dried H S HS H S H dark horse X 13 68 darn it dating yourself before your time day in and day out day off day-dream daylight robbery l D days are numbered l D dead beat tiredl D dead dog dead easy dead serious ^ L D dead sure certain^ dead to the world dear Jone letter deep southern drawl definte word l deliver the goods Did you fall heir to a gold mine die with one's boots on ^ L D die-hard dilly-dally dine out
14 L 68 D t b D dirty dog discuss sth over a coke x D dish water distance makes the heart grow fonder x D do a little sightseeing do all the talking do my own laundry do one good x D do over x do sth about it Do you get mex doesn't count doesn't make sense dog's life ^ A Don't be silly^ D t t D t t S Don't be such a baby Don't mention it. Don't tease me. ^ A D Don't think I'll have much use for that. Don't you feel guilty Don't you know that yet done time ^ A D t t t 15 A 68 double crosser ` ^ D down in the dumps down in the mouth down on one's luck down payment ` ^ D Down the hatch ^ drag sb through the mud draw on ^ S draw up ^ S drooling around her all the time ^ S D drop by drop dead drop in on sb drop it drop it off ^ S drop me a line drop out drop sb a line ^ S drop sb off ^ S drop the ball duck soup ^ S D dull book
16 68 ...... dumb bell dumb Dora Dump her D dwell on l D early bird l D easier said than done l D easy come easy go Easy does it ---- when you can. eat one's hat l D eat one's head off eat one's heart out eat one's words eat out egg money egghead either make or break l D eleventh hour end up enough of it l D enough to wake the dead Every cloud has a silver lining.
17 68 S every dog has his day ^ S D every now and then ^ S D every once in a while every so often every Tom Dick and Harry everyone is for himself ^ S everything goes to the dogs ^ S face the music faculty and staff faculty members fair and square ^ S fair-weather friend fall behind ^ S fall for look ^ S fall out with fall through ^ S family man ^ S far from fast one Fat chance fat hangovers h I s D h be h h 18 I 68 fat-head favorite son fed sb a big line fed up withh S D be ...... ` OU ` fed up with feel free feel like feel up to feeling in the pink feminine type ~ S few and far between fifty-fifty fight it out figure out ~ S D fill in for fill out find a sugar daddy find a way out ~ S D fire sale first in line ~ S D fish in troubled waters fish story ~ S D
19 68 ` `O ` fix up flat tire flicker out fly by fly off the handle fold up following sb's footsteps l S fool around with fooling around for all I know for good for good and all for nothing for one thing l S D for sale for the love of Mike for the time being l S forget it Forget it. four-letter words l S D frame up free hand
20 68 P b D frightened to death from A to Z from scratch from the look of sb H N D full charge of full of bull full to the brim H N D fuss over gain weight get a big kick H N get a check cashed get a move onH get a nerve get across h S D get all in a panic get all up tight h S get along with get around h S D get away with h S D get behind get cold feet h S D
21 68 get cracking get down to get down to business get even get going O D D get hooked on sth O get in touch with ...... get it over with z D get lost get mad at z get me down get nothing on me z D get nowhere get off on the wrong foot z D get off the ground z D get on the ball z D get one wrong get one's goat get out of the bed on the wrong side get over z D get pinched z get rid of z 22 68 P b D get rolling H X get rusty H X D get sb by the neck get somewhere get sth off one's chest H X D get sth straight H X D get stuck H X D get the bulge on get the drop on get the green light H get the picture t S D get the sack get through get through to t S D get together again get up the courage get what's coming to one get wise to t S get with it girl of the old school t S give a lift t ...... give away H X 23 68 H ...... D HS give credit for sb ` ^ give him the dose of his own medicine give it a try give it to one straight ` ^ D give me a minute give me headache give one the air give one the ax give one the brush give one the eye give other one's word give sb a black eye ` ^ give sb a break give sb a buzz ` ^ D give sb a dirty look ` ^ D give sb a free hand give sb a lift ` ^ give sb a piece of one's mind ` ^ give sb a ride ` ^ give sb a ring ` ^ ...... give sb enough rope ` ^ D give sb hell
24 ` 68 give sb some of his own medicine give sb the cold shoulder give sb the go-by give sb the green light give sth away for nothing X J give up glad eye go a long way go about go ahead go all out doing sth go around with a chip on one's shoulder go at it go broke go down X J D go down the drain go downhill go Dutch go easy go fly a kite go for X J D go get them
25 J 68 go into go on X S go on a bender go on the horse go over X S go steady X S D go through X S go through with go to pieces go up in the air go with everything X S D go-between X S D God knows. God what's the world comming to b D gold brick gold digger gone with the wind good buy S D good for nothing S good to the last drop good turn goof off S D
26 68 got itt S D Got you. ~ S D Great minds think alike S hand in t S hand out t S hands are full hands are tied hang around t S D Hang it allt S D hang on to it hang on to sth ~ S D hang up happy go lucky hard nut to crack ~ S D hard of hearing hard on sb hard to say Hard to tell. hard up hard-boiled egg hard-hearted businessman ~ S D
27 68 S T be ~ S S T have a ball ` ^ D have a big mouth have a bite have a bone to pick with sb have a good ear eye Have a good time. Have a good time. z have a head on one's shoulders have a heart Have a nice trip. have a screw loose z Have a seat. have a surprise for sb have a swelled head Have fun. z have good taste have had it have it both ways z have it out with have no leg to stand on have one's hair set have one's own way for ...... D 28 68 have some have sth on sb ~ D have the face to do sth ~ D have time off have words with sb Have you had enough have keep the run of D haven't the slightest idea having a sale He cleaned us out. head and shoulder above sb head over heels heavy date X S D help out X S D help yourself her cup of tea Here it is. X S D His bark is worse than his bite. X S D his lettle broad X S hit it hard X S D hit it off hit of the show S S be S 29 68 hit on upon hit the ball @ hit the ceiling roofz D hit the high spots ~ hit the sack hold back hold good hold in the balance hold it hold one's horses hold one's tongue hold out hold the line hold up ~ D hold water hook up Hop in. Hope it doesn't cost much. ~ D hors d'oeuvres hot air How am I doing How are you making outz D @ @ @ 30 68 how come How come^ D How did it come out~ How did it go^ D How did you make out~ How did you swing it How do I look~ D D h S How does that sound^ How goes the enemy~ How is that with you^ how on earth ~ D how the heck How's that~ hung one on D D D D I bet you are right. ^ z D I can never thank you enough. I can't afford to lose...... ^ z I can't believe my eye. I don't buy your story. ^ z D I don't care. ^ z I don't have a slightest idea. ^ z D ...... hS hS 31 z 68 I don't want to be in your shoes. S S D I feel the call of nature S S D I get them mixed up. S S D I give you my word. S S D I have no idea. S S D I haven't got the foggiest. I know what I'm doing. S S D I like the way you have. I lost you. h hEr h E I love her something fierce. S S D I may be psychic. I mean what I say. S S D I must be in love. I was behind my paper correcting. I was fooled by the terms. I was starved to death. S S I won't take no for an answer. S S D I would appreciate it. S S D I'd enjoy the company. S S D I'll be right over. S S D I'll be right with you. S S D I'll bet...... hE r hE hE h 32 68 I'll give it to you strait. l S D I'll go a couple of rounds with you. l S D I'll have him call you. I'll heed your words. l S D I'll say. l S D I'll see to it. I'll see you home. l S D I'll take a chance. l S D I'll take a raincheck on that. l S D I'll tell you what. l S D I'm afraid you got the wrong number. I'm all for it. l S D I'm beat. I'm completely in your hands. l S I'm full. l S I'm getting so big. I'm hanged...... l S I'm not broke. I'm not myself today. l S D I'm still in shock. l S D I'm stuffed. l S D I'm the suave type. l S D P b D ...... X X ]T X X] 33 68 I've got to run. S I've thrown in my hat I-love-me fellow H S D I.O.U H S D I owe you ...... can the body follow if it's all right with you immediate family in a jam in a jiffy S in a lousy mood in a nutshell in a whole skin S in at one ear and out at the other S D in charge of in due time S in fashion in for a treat be S ...... in good condition in good shape S D in hot water in line in no time S in one's line 34 68 in short in short order in spite of oneself in that get up X D in the dark in the eyes of sb X D in the hole X D in the long run X D in the offering in the pen X D in the pink X D in the roar in the soap in turn in on behalf of be X ineligible for inferiority complex information bureau innocent kid X D inside dope installment plan intensive course 35 68 Is Frank in please S D Frank Is my face red~ Is that sox D Is this seat taken Isn't it ever Isn't it though Isn't my word good enough It cost me a small fortune. ~ S D It isn't cricket. ~ S D It makes me sick. ~ S It never rains but it pours. it pays to do sth ~ S It sounds inviting. ~ S D It was your fault. ~ S D It will be just the thing. ~ S ^ ^ ^ ^T It would really come in handy. ~ S D It's a piece of cake. ~ S D It's about time you start thinking ahead It's been reserved. It's Greek to me. it's high time ~ ...... D It's nice you survived. x D ^ T ^T ^ 36 68 It's none of your business. W U D It's on me. it's only to find out W U D Jack of all trades jolly dog guy U jump on sb O D jump the battery jumping the gun just a minute just as well O D D D D k Just as you say. O just follow suit O just for the fun of it O just the ticket just too bad O be O D just what the doctor ordered O D keep a running account of keep a straight face O keep an eye on keep an eye on sth D Pb D 37 " 68 keep body and soul together X S keep company keep in touch with keep it to yourself keep it under your hat keep my fingers crossed keep one's head keep one's head above water keep one's nose to the grand stone keep one's shirt on X S keep pace with keep punching keep sb at arm's length X S D keep track ofX S D S keep track of one's attendance " D keep track of time kick downstairs kick off " kick sb upstairs kick the bucket kidding around kill time 38 " 68 kill time kill two birds with one stone killing one knock it off z D Knock on wood. knock one flat z D knock oneself out knock their eyes out know one's onions know one's way around know-it-all lady-killer z D laid eyes on last final last minute rush z D last word laughing matter z D lay aside learn a lesson leave it at that z D leave it to me z 39 68 leave me alone S leave much to be desired S D leave out S leave sth up to sb S D leave the lights on let bygones be bygones let down let go of me Let me put it this way. S D let nature take its course let off S D let the cat out of the bag Let's be on our way. S Let's change the subject. S D Let's take a break. S D Life is short don't drag your feet. Pb D Z life of the party S D like a cat on hot bricks S D Like a letter from home. like a turtle on its back S D like a veteran like ducks to water Z 40 68 Like father like son. H X D little or nothing H X live a dog's life live by oneself live up to one's words loafing around lone wolf long stories H X D Long time no see. look before you leap H X look for a needle in a key stack look for trouble look here look into look out look over look up Pb D ^ look up to sb Look who you're talking to. looking forward to be Pb D lose one's nerve H X D lose one's shirt. 41 68 lose track of the days S D lose track of time lost count lost one's nerve lost one's temper lost weight loudmouth lousy cliches lousy things lucky dog make a day of it make a fool of oneself make a fortune make a fuss P b D make a go of make a hit make a memo make a mountain out of a nolehill make a new man of you S D make a pass at sb S D make a point of 42 68 make a point of doing sth make a scene h X D make an effort make big money make both ends meet h X make ends meet make eyes at make for make good make it P b D make it a point h X D make it hot for sb P b D make it snappy h X D make no bones h X D make one's blood boil h X D make one's way h X make out h X make sense make sport of make trouble make up for make up to out of 43 68 Make yourself at home. C H make-up examination Makes my mouth water. man of his word C H man of mark C H mark my words Mason-Dixon Line C H master key C H D D D D D May I have your attention May I take a message May West mean business C H mean to say C H ...... pleaseH D Z meet each other half way might as well mind one's P's and Q's C H mind your own business C H polite thank you misfortune never comes singly miss the bus money making proposition money talks monkey around 44 & 68 more sober moments J X D morning after movie bug much of a mud in your eye My budget is tight. Y D my chick Y My eye My footX ...... D ......r my kindom for P b D My stomach was upset. My word b D nasty about it X J D neck and neck need other's shoulder never can tell never heard of X J D Never on your life new flame nice about it X J D Nice going. 45 J 68 nip in the bud No bull No damage done. no end in sight no go no hard feeling no kidding No money no offense no picnic no post-mortem no sweat T D D no honey. T D X No time like the present. T no use crying over spilt milk T no way nominate sb for sth T D none of your business T nose to the grindstone not a bit not a damn thing T not a word to anyone not at all 46 ! 68 not bad not being oneself not make head or tail of not much of anything > not on your life not really not so hot not that I can think of not that I know > D not the slightest > D nothing doing Nothing matters to me. > D nothing to do with Now you're taking. number one job y odds and ends > off color off the track offhand > D Oh yeah old flame D 47 @ 68 old hand old lady old lady old screw old story old timer on and off on and on on cloud nine on one's last legs on one's own on pins and needles on reserve on sale on short notice Y D be Y I ...... Ir Y D Y old man Y D on some days in certain weeks on the blink on the carpet on the dot on the level on the nail on the nose Y 48 68 on the q.t. S D on the right track on the rocks on the score of on the side on the wagon on the wane on top of the world once in a blue moon once in a while one and for all S D quiet @ @ one foot in the grave S one way or the other S D open an account S out in the cold out of line S D out of my line out of one's mind out of order out of question out of season S out of sight out of mind @ E be 49 68 out of sth be out of the question out of the way D out of the world out of this world own boss D sad dog sad news sail under false colors salt of the earth world same old stuff save lots of grief A D save one's breath save the day save up say it with flowers Say no more. A Says you D y O y D y O y scare the devil out of sb D scratch sb a note D screw-ball 50 68 Search me. X J second sight X J D secret sorrow see after see eye to eye X J D see it through X J D see my point X J see off see to it See you around. sell like hot cakes X J sell sb down the river send in X J serve sb right service station set about X J set back set forth set my heart on X ...... set the world on fire settle down seventh heaven y 51 68 shake a leg ~ S shake and make up Shame on you~ S D Pb D She's a smart dresser. She's been two-timing me. She's got it She's not the only fish in the sea. shed of shedding crocodile tears shit of luck shoe is on the other foot ~ S D show off show sb the ropes show sb the back show up ~ S D sick of be door side money side-kick sign up for sink in the scale sitting pretty ~ S D sixes and sevens 52 68 sixth sense size up sleep in this morning slip one's memory slow-poke X J D slowly but surely small potato smoke like a chimney smoke O.P.B X J snake in the grass X J snap out of it Snowed. so that's it So whatX soft-soap somehow or other E sore spot E D ^ D P b D ^ @U Sorry to have kept you waiting. sounds just like E speak of the devil E D speak the same language spell out sth 53 , 68 spill the beans spoil the show sports bums X ~ D square deal stab-in-the-back business stand a change stand on one's own feet stand one up X ~ D stand one's ground X ~ D stand sb up X ~ D stand up for sth X ~ standing ovation X ~ D stay away from stay out O.P.B stay up late steamed up step on one's toes step out sth must be done N D sth tells me N stick around N stick your nose into ~ iT other people's business ~i 54 N 68 stick-up stomach's growling z D stop by stop pulling my leg z D storm in a teacup z D D D straight from the horse's mouth z D strike out z D D D string sb along z D stuffed shirt z D sugar daddy sugar report suit one's taste z D Sunday dress z D swelled head switch off swith majors D take a back seat take a break take a good look at take a hand in take a look 55 * 68 take a rain check take advantage of -- D take care of sb later -- take down take for take for granted take French leave take in a movie -- take it easy -- D Take it easy. Take it or leave it. -- take it out to sb -- take no for an answer -- "D " take notes in outline form D take offense take one's hat off to D take one's time doing sth take orders from take sb for a ride take sth for granted take sth up take sth upon oneself D Z --r 56 68 take the lead in sth X D take the load off one's feet take the words out of one's mouth X take things as they come X D take to X D take to one's heels take up X D Take your time. take your word for it X talk big talk of the town X D talk one into talk one's head off X D talk sb into sth X D talk sb out of sth talk sense X D talk through one's hat X D talk through one's neck X D talk through one's nose tall story X D teach sb a lesson team up with sb X D H 57 68 tear down ten bucks That dame D That depends. ~ S D That has a familiar ring. that I can't say ~ S D That is so~ S D That makes two of us. D that settles that That should be fun. D That sounds better. D That what you say. That won't answer. D That's a good one. That's a promise I'll hold you to. That's a trade secret. That's great. That's it. That's more like it. That's more than I can say. That's my...... you're making cracks about. That's nothing. ~ S D P ......D Pb D X 58 68 That's right down my alley. l D That's runs my electric bill up. l D That's something. l D That's the boy. l D That's the spirit. l That's the way it is. l D That's the way it with us. l D That's the whole damned trouble. That's what I came for. That's what I'm here for. l D That's what you think. That's your funeral. l D thaw out the big time l D the crack of down the dead of winter the devil in her eye l D The die is cast. l D the God's truth the hustle and bustle the line is busy l D The price isn't bad. ~ ~ ~ 59 68 The whole world knows it. l S D There goes your phone. l S There is nothing to it. There you are. l S D There you go again. l S D There's nothing I can do. There's nothing wrong with me. l S D They will be very put out. l S D They're a drag. Think nothing of it. l S D This is a small something for you. This is serious. l S D This will be my treat. l S D thorn in one's side. l S D thousand and one way three sheets in the wind threw a party l S D thrilled with be p p p throw cold water on throw the bull tie the knot till the cows come home 60 68 Times have changed. S D to a T to and fro to doctor it up with ...... D to one's face to the best of my knowledge Today just isn't my day. S D Tom Dick and Harry x too much for sb S D trade in treat sb S D turn a blind eye S D turn a girl's head turn against sb S turn down turn in S D turn one's back on sb S D turn one's back to sb S turn sb loose S turn tail turn the tables turn turtle x P b D P b D 61 68 twist another around one's little finger S D Two heads are better than one. under the sun S D under the table under the weather under warranty under way be S t t under weight up and about up to up to one's ears up to one's neck up to sth be z S be z S be z S D use one's name as a reference z S very light in weight very much appreciated visit John be wage a war on sth walk sb home z S walkie-talkie t Z t 62 68 walking dictionary H M D Walls have ears. wash one's dirty linen in public H M D wash out watch one's step. watch the budget watch with hard eye H M D Watch your step. HM We just make it. HM D We rap well together. HM D We'll in for the night by then. P b D We'll see later. HM We're not pressed for time. HM D wear sth inside out H M D wee hours welcome to the party well in advancce Well I neverH SD D @ @ @ What a messH What a pleasant surprise What a thing to sayH D @ What are we waiting for 63 M 68 What are you getting at What are you going to sell What are you smoking What are you up to do What can you do about it What do you figure What do you givel S D What do you say What held you up What to call it S D ` S D ` ` ` S D ` ` b D ` ` ` ` ` What were you up to What's come over you What's cooking What's going on What's it to you What's on the schedule What's on your mindl S D What's the big idea What's the catch What's the good word what's the matter l S What's under your cat ` ` ` ` 64 68 What's up what's up^ D Z What's your pleasure What's your pleasure^ Treasure D bD whatever made you...... oe whatever you say. ^ L ...... when in Rome do as the Romans do when the doors open When there is life When's the big day^ there is hope. ^ L D D D Z Where are you heading white lie ^ L Who are all the characters^ who said so Who's calling please D D Z Who's the lucky guy^ Why not tell it to the Horse Marines wind up ^ L window shoping ^ L D wise up with a long face with flying colors b D 65 L 68 with open arms S within an ace of S D without fail woman of the world S D won't be long S Wonders never cease words fail me l S work a tight schedule l S work away work like a Trojan work out l S Would there be room enough for me Would you like to order now Wouldn't she be nice to come home to wouldn't work for me H b D H U bD yes-man S D You are a dead duck. You are a thoughtful person. You are all wet. S D You are just being polite. S D You are killing me. S D 66 68 You are your father's son. You ask for it. j you bet You bet D P You can say it again. ~ D You can set your watch by him. ~ D You can't beat it. ~ You can't keep a good man down. You don't know half of it. ~ D You don't say so. ~ You get me there. ~ D You get no say. ~ D You got me there. You got the picture. ~ You have a point there. ~ D you have outstanding ~ You know something You leave me in the cold. j You let me down. j You look upset. j D D D D ...... D P X P X P You look wonderful. j You mean to say...... j 67 ' 68 You said a mouthful. H D You said it. H D You see what I mean You should be smart enough. X S D You stay out of this. X S D You're all mixed up. X S D You're confusing your days. X S D You're putting me on. X S D You're ribbing me. X S D You're thoughtful. X S D You're way ahead of me. Pb D P Your timing is just right. X S D 68 68 ...
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