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1

below the belt

What you said to him really hits below the belt.

2

sit on the fence

I am going to sit on the fence on this one. I'm neutral.

3

mind your own business

Why don't you mind your own business? Don't you have something else better to do?

4

cut corners

If you cut corners, you won't do a very good job.

5

around the clock

We work around the clock to make sure everyone is safe.

6

pull strings

I think someone higher up is pulling the strings.

7

turn a blind eye

It would not be a good idea to turn a blind eye to his abusive tendencies.

8

up in arms

They've been up in arms all day. They are really fighting.

9

thumbs down

I'm gonna have to give this flavor ice cream a thumbs down. Pickle flavored ice cream is just not a good idea.

10

get out of hand

We should do something about this before it gets out of hand. It could get really crazy.

11

break the ice

To break the ice and start a conversation, we played a game at the beginning of the class.

12

fall flat

We made plans to go to the park after work, but our plans fell flat.

13

split their sides

Tim really splits my sides whenever he tells me a new joke.

14

kiss and tell

They had an affair, and now it's kiss-and-tell.

15

call the shots

I'm the boss, and I'll be the one calling the shots on this one.

16

days are numbered

Your days are numbered here Mister, you won't be working here for much longer.