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2013-02-10 17:14:00

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  1. (To) die of boredom:
    To be very bored.
  2. (A) dead ringer:
    A look-alike. "He's a dead ringer for Jude Law" (He looks exactly like Jude Law).
  3. Dirt cheap:
    Very cheap (inexpensive). "The hotel we stayed in was dirt cheap, but our room was very nice."
  4. (A) dog's age:
    A very long time. "I haven't seen him in a dog's age."
  5. Don't hold your breath:
    Don't wait for it to happen because it probably won't. "You think David will break up with Tina? Don't hold your breath!"
  6. Don't let it get you down:
    Don't let it upset you. Don't allow it to make you feel bad.
  7. (To) do the dishes:
    To wash the dishes.
  8. (A) downer:
    An event that causes one to be sad. "Your girlfriend broke up with you? What a downer!"
  9. Down the drain:
    Wasted. Lost forever. "I tried for five years to run this business and now I'm bankrupt. Five years down the drain."
  10. (A) drag:
    Boring; a disappointment. "The party was a real drag" or "My car broke down... What a drag!"
  11. (To) drive a hard bargain:
    To be firm when bargaining about something. You drive a hard bargain = It's hard to win when bargaining with you. "You drive a hard bargain, but alright, I'll pay you $10 for the lamp."
  12. (To) drive someone crazy:
    To make someone very agitated, upset, or emotional (either in a good or bad way). "That teacher is so awful! He drives me crazy with his attitude."
  13. (To) drop it:
    To stop talking about something. "I told you to drop it! I don't want to talk about it."
  14. (To) drown one's sorrows:
    To get/ become drunk.
  15. (To) drop the ball:
    To make a mistake. (WARNING: This idiom is overused in the business world). ex. "So it was John's fault? Yes, John really dropped the ball on this one."
  16. (A) dream come true:
    A great thing. A dream or wish that has become reality. ex. "Living in California is like a dream come true."
  17. Down in the dumps:
    Sad. Depressed.
  18. (To) dump someone: (very informal)
    To end a relationship with someone; to break up with someone. To stop seeing someone (romantically). "She dumped me."