Flashcards in American English Idioms - That's Bad! Deck (16)
below the belt
What you said to him really hits below the belt.
sit on the fence
I am going to sit on the fence on this one. I'm neutral.
mind your own business
Why don't you mind your own business? Don't you have something else better to do?
If you cut corners, you won't do a very good job.
around the clock
We work around the clock to make sure everyone is safe.
I think someone higher up is pulling the strings.
turn a blind eye
It would not be a good idea to turn a blind eye to his abusive tendencies.
up in arms
They've been up in arms all day. They are really fighting.
I'm gonna have to give this flavor ice cream a thumbs down. Pickle flavored ice cream is just not a good idea.
get out of hand
We should do something about this before it gets out of hand. It could get really crazy.
break the ice
To break the ice and start a conversation, we played a game at the beginning of the class.
We made plans to go to the park after work, but our plans fell flat.
split their sides
Tim really splits my sides whenever he tells me a new joke.
kiss and tell
They had an affair, and now it's kiss-and-tell.
call the shots
I'm the boss, and I'll be the one calling the shots on this one.