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Idioms from various sources
Go full circle
The family sold the house generations ago, but things have come full circle and one of their descendants lives there now.
to return to the original position or state of affairs.
Slow STH to a trickle
to keep STH from going, growing, advancing quickly or in large amount
: a liquid flows slowly in a drop
turn STH on its head
1.The basic problem is that your report turns history on its head.
to use something in a completely wrong way
2. I really hope that doctors and nurses can pull together and turn the system on its head.
to change something completely
pay through the nose
I paid through the nose for my new work suit.
to pay a high price for something.
Break The Bank
If I bought a new car now, it would literally break the bank.
to be left without money.
Penny For Your Thoughts
I’ll give you a penny for your thoughts.
When you use this expression it means you are curious about what a person is
Have More Money Than Sense
Michael has more money than sense.
This means that someone is foolish with their money and doesn’t have the
intelligence (sense) to manage it properly.
draw a line in the sand
President Obama has to draw a line in the sand against further extortion.
Todd drew a line in the sand by giving his roommate an ultimatum about his sloppiness—he had to start cleaning up after himself or move out.
Fig. to create or declare an artificial boundary and imply that crossing it will cause trouble.
kick in the pants/ass/butt
A kick in the butt will get her moving.
Besides the range, the Leaf delivers a one-two punch of pleasure. First is its kick-in-the-pants acceleration from a standstill
Fig. Inf. a strong message of encouragement or demand.
shoot the breeze
We spent the entire afternoon just shooting the breeze.
It was good to shoot the breeze with you, Mary.
Fig. to chat casually and without purpose.
it takes two to tango.
: You're always arguing! Stop arguing all the time. Jane: I can't argue all by myself. It takes two to tango.
Prov. Some things cannot happen by one person acting alone.
(Kenka Ryo Seibai)
Lo and behold!
Lo and behold! There is Fred! He beat us here by taking
Cliché Look here!; Thus! (An expression of surprise.)