leave well enough alone | let well enough alone
Meaning: If you leave well enough alone, or let well enough alone, you don't try to improve or change something that's already good enough. For example: The kids seem happy enough now so let's just leave well enough alone and forget about finding a new school for them. skate on thin ice- Meaning: If you're skating on thin ice, you're doing something risky, or you're in a situation that could quickly become dangerous. jockey for position- Meaning: If you jockey for position, you try to get yourself in a good position in relation to others who're competing for the same opportunity or the same goal.
let the cat out of the bag - Meaning: If you let the cat out of the bag, you let someone know a secret. You could have knocked me over with a feather. - Meaning: You can say "you could have knocked me over with a feather" to show how surprised you were when something happened, or when you heard about something. add fuel to the fire
If you add fuel to the fire, you do something to make a bad situation even worse.
ahead of the game
You are ahead of the game if you have an advantage over your competitors in any activity in which you try to do better than others, such as in business, academia, sports, etc.
all the rage Informal
If something is all the rage, it's very popular or it's in fashion at the moment.
asking for trouble
If someone is asking for trouble, they're doing something risky that could lead to a problem. itchy feet Informal
If you have itchy feet, you feel the need to go somewhere different or do something different. in the long run
If you talk about something "in the long run", you mean over a long period of time. at cross-purposes
If you're at cross-purposes with someone, you think you're both talking about the same thing but you're actually talking about different things.
at loose ends
If you're at loose ends, you feel restless and unsettled because you don't have anything to do. a blessing in disguise
You can say something is a blessing in disguise if it appears to be bad at first, but it results in something very good in the end. back to square one
If you have to go back to square one, you have to stop and start again, usually because something isn't working as well as expected. bite your tongue | hold your tongue
If you bite your tongue, or hold your tongue, you force yourself not to say something you really want to to say. the icing on the cake | the frosting on the cake
If something is the icing on the cake, or the frosting on the cake, it makes a good situation or a good result even better. joie de vivre
If you have joie de vivre, you feel the joy of living.
make hay while the sun shines
If you make hay while the sun shines, you make good use of the chance to do something while it lasts.
good, loyal friends. The two of them had been fast friends since college. See also: friend
a clever and devious trick. (Compare this with pull a fast one.) That was a fast one. I didn't know you were so devious. This was the last fast one like that you'll ever catch me with. life in the fast lane
a very active or possible risky way to live. (See also in the fast lane.) Life in the fast lane is too much for me. See also: lane, life
make short work of something
to deal with or finish something quickly We made short work of the food that was put in front of us. fast and furious
if an activity is fast and furious, it is done quickly and with a lot of energy The first half of the game was fast and furious with both teams scoring three goals each. Ngn av dessa till din story
a queer fish
Meaning: If someone's a queer fish, they are a bit strange and can sometimes behave in an unusual way. For example:Your great grandfather was a queer fish, Johnny. He used to write funny poems and then he'd read them aloud to everyone on the train on his way to work let the cat out of the bag