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1

Bite off more than you can chew

To take on something to hard or to difficult than what you can do

2

Bite the hand that feeds you

To be rude or not treating someone with respect, when they are providing the help that you need

3

Keep your chin up

To keep being positive when you are down

4

An arm and a leg

Something is very expensive

5

A slap on the wrist

Giving a lighter punishment than they deserve

6

Idle hands are the devils tools

When a person has nothing to do with it, you are more likely to get in to trouble

7

Head over heels

To be in love with someone

8

A hat trick

The same person to score 3 or more goals in one game

9

Keep body and soul together

To stay alive

10

Excuse my French

If you swear

11

It's all greek to me

You don't understand anything

12

Rome wasn' t built in a day

Don't rush things

13

When in Rome, do as the Romans do

When in a different culture or in different rules and expectations follow them

14

Look a gift horse in the mouth

To question or be ungrateful when you open a gift

15

Kill two birds with one stone

Complete two tasks with one action

16

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Having one definite but less is better than having one more but questionable

17

A nest egg

An amount of money that you have saved

18

Let sleeping dogs lie

If there is a fight or problem, leave it alone/dont bring it up unless it comes up on its own

19

All bark and no bite

Someone who threatens but won't actually make a move

20

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink

You can help someone all you want, but they have to make the final decision

21

Live high on the hog

To live rich and luxurious

22

Let the cat out of the bag

To tell a secret you were not supposed to tell

23

A bakers dozen

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24

Doesn't cut the mustard

Is not good enough

25

Buy a lemon

To buy a car that is not as good as u were told

26

Spill the beans

Tell something you were not supposed to tell

27

A back seat driver

A person who is telling the driver how to drive and what to do

28

Tie the knot

Get married

29

Dime a dozen

Something that is very cheap

30

Go back to square one

To start over