"A bitter pill"
| A situation or information that is unpleasant but must be accepted.
| "Ace in the hole"
| A hidden or secret strength, or unrevealed advantage.
| "Achilles' heel"
| A metaphor for a fatal weakness in spite of overall strength.[note 1]
| "Add insult to injury"
| To further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation.
| "All ears"
| Listening intently; fully focused or awaiting an explanation.
| "All thumbs"
| Clumsy, awkward.
"At the drop of a hat"
| Without any hesitation; instantly.
| "Barking up the wrong tree"
| Looking in the wrong place.
| "Basket case"
| One made powerless or ineffective, as by nerves, panic, or stress.
| "Beat around the bush"
| To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally or To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.
| "Bite off more than one can chew"
| To take on more responsibility than you can manage.
| "Bite the bullet"
| To endure a painful or unpleasant situation that is unavoidable.
| "Bite the dust"
| Euphemism for dying or death.
"Break a leg"
| A saying from the theatre that means "good luck."
| "Burn the midnight oil"
| To work late into the night, alluding to the time before electric lighting.
| "Bust one's chops"
| To say things intended to harass.
"By the seat of one's pants"
| To achieve through instinct or do something without advance preparation.
| "By the skin of one's teeth"
| Narrowly; barely. Usually used in regard to a narrow escape from a disaster.
| "Call it a day"
| To declare the end of a task.
"Chew the fat"
| To chat idly or generally waste time talking.
| "Chink in one's armor"
| An area of vulnerability
| To become silent; to stop talking, to shut up.
| "Cold shoulder"
| To display aloofness and disdain.
"Cut a rug"
| To dance
"Cut the mustard"
| To succeed; to come up to expectations.
| "Don't have a cow "
| Don't overreact.
"Drop a dime "
| Make a telephone call;...
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