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no rocket scientist

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


dark horse

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


party pooper

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


turn heads

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


full of yourself

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


lost for words

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


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."


in the flesh

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


couch potato

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


on the go

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


pain in the neck

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