a babe in arms
| a baby, a child who is wet behind the ears
| Dar was just a babe in arms when we emigrated to Canada.
| a babe in the woods
| a defenseless person; a naive, young person
| He's just a babe in the woods. He needs someone to protect him.
| a bad taste in my mouth
| a feeling that something is false or unfair, a feeling of ill will
| I left the meeting with a bad taste in my mouth. There was a lot of dishonesty in the room.
| a bad time
| a lot of teasing, a rough time
| The class gave him a bad time about his pink shorts.
| a ball-park figure
| a number that is near the total; approximate figure
| Fifty is a ball-park figure. It's close to our class size.
| a bar fly
| a person who often goes to bars or lounges
| Every evening Penny goes to Lucifer's. She's quite a bar fly.
| a bar star
| a girl who goes to bars to drink and find friends
| Lola was known as a bar star at Pinky's Lounge.
| a bare-faced lie
| a deliberate lie, a planned lie
| His statement to the police was false - a bare-faced lie.
| a barnburner
| an exciting game, a cliff-hanger
| When the Flames play the Oilers it's a barnburner - a great game.
| a barrel of laughs
| a lot of fun, a person who makes you laugh
| Let's invite Chang to our party. He's a barrel of laughs
| a basket case
| a person who is very nervous, in bad shape
| If Gloria has one more crisis, she'll be a basket case.
| a bawling out
| a scolding, a lecture, an earful, catch it
| When I forgot to do my chores Dad gave me a bawling out.
| a bed of roses
| an easy life, a pleasant place to work or stay
| Who said that retirement is a bed of roses?
| a bee in her bonnet
| upset, a bit angry, on edge
| Aunt Betsy was kind of cranky, like she had a bee in her bonnet.
| a beehive of activity
| a busy place, a room full of working people
| The kids are making crafts. It's a beehive of activity in there!
| a big rig
| a big truck, a semi-trailer truck
| Do you have a driver's...
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