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1

Make a killing

He is making a killing at his new job as a consultant.

2

Make ends meet

I work two jobs just to make ends meet.

3

Get off the ground

We're trying to get our new business off the the ground.

4

Think on your feet

To be creative you need to be able to think on your feet quickly and to adapt to new situations.

5

Make up your mind

He is having a hard time making up his mind about the career he wants.

6

In the red/black

My bank account is in the red/black.

7

Feel the pinch

I'm really feeling the pinch this month with my finances.

8

Find your feet

Once I can find my feet, I'll be able to get back up and running smoothly.

9

In at the deep end

Johnny is really in at the deep end with this one. I don't know if he is going to be able to finish the project or not.

10

Sink or swim

When I first started teaching, it was sink or swim.

11

Big fish

This guy is the who's who of ESL teaching. He's a big fish.

12

On board

Once everyone is on board with the company directives, we will begin our new project.

13

Mind's eye

I can see the design in my mind's eye, and I think I'll be able to draw up some pretty good plans.