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Idiom Wyjaśnienie
A basket case A crazy person
A bull in a china shop someone who is very clumsy
A grey area Something unclear
A little birdie told me Someone told me a secret
A piece of cake Very easy
A rip off Too expensive
Be in hot water Be in trouble
Be in the same boat Be in the same situation
Be second to none Be the best
(have) bee in bonnet Be obsessed with an idea
Birdbrain Someone who is not very smart
Put a bug in his ear Make a suggestion
Call it a day Time to quit
Cat got your tongue? Why aren’t you talking?
Cross your fingers For good luck
Cry crocodile tears To pretend to be upset
Curiosity killed the cat Asking may get you in trouble
Doggy bag A bag to take home leftovers from a restaurant
Draw a blank Can’t remember
Fish out of water Being somewhere you don’t belong
For the birds Something that is not worth anything
Get a kick out of Enjoy
Get cold feet Be nervous
Get off your high horse Quit thinking you are better than others
Get your act together Behave properly
Give it a shot Try
Give someone the cold shoulder Ignore someone
Goose is cooked Now you’re in trouble
Have a change of heart Changed your mind
Have a shot at Have a chance
Have mixed feelings Unsure how you feel
Have second thoughts Have doubts
Hold your horses Wait a minute
Horse of a different color Something that is different
Hot dog A person doing athletic stunts that are dangerous
I’m all ears You have my undivided attention
It cost an arm and a leg It was expensive
It’s in the bag It’s a certainty
A different kettle of fish Something is completely different
Let the cat out of the bag Tell a secret
Make a mountain out of a molehill Make something that is not important into a big deal
Out of the blue With no warning
Pig out To eat a lot
Play it by ear Improvise
Raining cats and dogs It is raining very hard
Read between the lines Find the hidden meaning
See eye to eye Agree
Slipped my mind I forgot
Speak your mind Say what you really feel
The icing on the cake Something additional that turns good into great
Wolf in sheep’s clothing A person who pretends to be nice but is not
You can't teach an old dog new tricks It’s harder for older people to learn new things