Etymology: Idioms #1

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littleg.ward
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Etymology: Idioms #1
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2013-12-10 19:25:05
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etymology idioms
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Figures of speech and idioms.
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  1. a very mild punishment
    A SLAP ON THE WRIST
  2. whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is
    ADD FUEL TO THE FIRE
  3. willing to do something immediately
    AT THE DROP OF A HAT
  4. 13
    BAKER'S DOZEN
  5. when someone is threatening and aggressive but not willing to engage in a fight
    ALL BARK AND NO BITE
  6. to take on a task that is way too big
    BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW
  7. someone who isn't adequate enough to complete or participate
    CAN'T CUT THE MUSTARD
  8. when someone gives you a gift, don't be ungrateful
    DON'T LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH
  9. intentionally raise a false alarm
    CRY WOLF
  10. leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point
    CUT TO THE CHASE
  11. to act as the leader in a household
    TO WEAR THE PANTS
  12. to have the advantage
    HAVE THE INSIDE TRACK
  13. a young person
    SPRING CHICKEN
  14. to split the bill
    GO DUTCH
  15. somewhat close to
    IN THE BALLPARK
  16. to be caught in the act, often an embarrassing situation
    CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN

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