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1

no rocket scientist

not a very intelligent person.
"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out."

2

dark horse

secretive or mysterious person
"Maybe she likes him because he is a black horse."

3

party pooper

person who spoils fun
"Come on! Don't be such a party pooper!"

4

turn heads

attract a lot of attention.
"She really turned a lot of heads when she wore that dress."

5

full of yourself

too pleased with yourself.
"You think you're so hot. Don't be so full of yourself."

6

lost for words

not knowing what to say.
"I'm at a lost for words. I'm sorry to hear the news."

7

larger than life

more exciting than normal.
"Everyone sees my dad as this larger than life man because he is the mayor, but to me he's just my dad."

8

in the flesh

as a real person.
"I've never seen Jim Carrey in the flesh!"

9

couch potato

a lazy person.
"All he does is stream movies and lay on the couch. He is such a couch potato."

10

on the go

active
She's a teacher and a mom, and she's always on the go. "I don't know how she finds the energy."

11

pain in the neck

a nuisance
"Stop being such a pain in my neck! Go somewhere else!"