Idiom Usage Frequency Index


Idiom Index
at least 507,608
kind of 432,299
go on 323,685
deal with 294,244
come from 243,918
sort of 185,880
find out 183,323
come out 165,333
so far 160,378
come up 145,887
go through 142,148
come in 136,783
come back 132,299
in front of 129,631
all over 128,487
get it 125,668
going on 117,815
after all 116,807
work out 93,432
get out 92,698
get into 87,808
look forward to 86,133
get in 82,449
wake up 82,121
come up with 80,393
take care 79,726
get back 73,247
figure out 70,804
in the end 68,363
take care of 67,330
move on 66,255
go with 60,392
come on 55,272
get out of 54,589
by the way 53,658
what about 53,453
show up 51,164
up to 49,015
crap 45,786
take in 45,298
keep up 44,860
sounds like 44,168
turn on 41,463
can tell 41,385
look after 40,543
get away 39,544
bring up 38,840
look into 38,531
go away 36,488
leave behind 35,377
keep in mind 33,972
up to somebody 32,284
go ahead 31,202
go ahead 31,202
first of all 30,601
get back to 30,541
the hell 29,845
let alone 29,277
turn off 28,769
from time to time 28,411
hand in 27,802
go off 27,276
line up 26,410
fall in love 26,338
get through 26,093
get over 25,378
let go 24,873
seems to me 24,866
at best 24,569
step up 24,031
come on 23,916
in the meantime 23,892
go over 23,561
bottom line 22,980
clean up 22,783
get away with something 22,217
turn in 22,082
on time 22,034
turn up 21,991
on board 20,650
head in 20,408
hold up 20,110
leave alone 20,032
wind up 19,420
a big deal 19,037
walk into 18,599
in and out 18,505
to bitch 18,471
you know 18,292
throw in 18,111
kick off something 17,835
stand by 17,118
catch up with 16,948
in the long run 16,928
hang on 16,868
add up 16,632
black and white 16,459
bear in mind 16,342
take down 16,285
all right 16,183
go after 15,795
live up to 15,658
hard time 15,144
in light of 15,046
look out for 14,424
count on 14,231
day-to-day 14,213
get in touch 14,090
make up for 13,989
up front 13,830
change your mind 13,806
at the very least 13,561
all in all 13,488
now and then 13,338
never mind 13,284
(to be) into 13,171
that's it 13,117
side with 13,098
come to an end 13,089
put down 13,082
gay 12,869
give in 12,695
thus far 12,517
mind you 12,235
on the whole 12,219
break in 12,177
that's right 11,984
just in case 11,896
on the table 11,742
out of control 11,664
step into 11,501
run out of 11,441
put up with 11,389
on hand 11,191
head out 11,150
most of all 11,049
go for it 10,948
get someone into something 10,932
stand up to 10,823
the thing is 10,808
cutting-edge 10,804
head up 10,669
fall down 10,548
pick out 10,533
from scratch 10,451
stuck with 10,293
get in the way 10,024
all over the place 10,022
what the hell 9,974
go along with 9,789
hang out with 9,743
around the corner 9,730
get someone out of something 9,599
fed up 9,501
high-end 9,441
take back 9,257
for once 9,148
look over 9,047
time off 9,046
track down 9,013
come across as 8,957
sooner or later 8,824
keep an eye on 8,757
miss the point 8,614
take a break 8,595
see through something 8,534
pick someone up 8,460
fall short 8,429
come to terms with 8,350
on the spot 8,284
for the time being 8,243
from now on 8,229
a matter of time 8,181
across the board 8,032
along the lines of 7,799
on the verge of 7,762
calm down 7,660
think through 7,644
take your time 7,568
lay off 7,488
rip off 7,429
on the road 7,387
freak out 7,350
take it 7,320
up and running 7,294
state of affairs 7,237
let's go 7,189
draw attention to 7,107
on hold 7,044
fair enough 6,908
think out 6,622
let someone down 6,446
keep in touch 6,417
ups and downs 6,380
put off 6,175
be there for 6,149
open up 6,022
open-minded 5,973
be yourself 5,970
back off 5,897
have no clue 5,894
at fault 5,812
time and again 5,795
shy away from 5,661
have a point 5,645
go missing 5,517
on the go 5,518
ahead of time 5,494
catch someone's eye 5,413
in the distance 5,409
a getaway 5,351
count for 5,325
catch up on something 5,287
get down to 5,253
root for 5,226
the big picture 5,197
at all costs 5,190
pissed off 5,173
no-brainer 5,139
come to light 5,099
out of hand 5,059
crystal clear 5,033
dwell on 5,027
common ground 5,010
on purpose 4,990
get around to 4,951
give someone away 4,948
Oh my God 4,940
dump (someone) 4,935
save time 4,922
go hand in hand 4,874
Oh dear 4,871
go ahead with 4,868
watch over 4,775
business as usual 4,769
finish up 4,713
at a loss 4,711
up in the air 4,631
at first glance 4,549
game plan 4,512
take through 4,511
at random 4,500
in this day and age 4,493
break someone's heart 4,482
to your face 4,482
have an affair 4,479
cool down 4,443
wake-up call 4,434
start over 4,422
out of date 4,401
on top of 4,399
from day one 4,388
in due course 4,367
turn a blind eye 4,362
out and about 4,356
face up to 4,294
rule of thumb 4,242
catch up with someone 4,239
stand behind 4,236
down to earth 4,215
tipping point 4,207
last but not least 4,193
dawn on 4,119
look down on 4,114
die out 4,048
on the right track 4,036
short-sighted 4,007
clean out 3,987
red tape 3,982
walk off 3,962
get on with it 3,934
sucks 3,930
come to life 3,922
out of the blue 3,922
in the red 3,918
chill out 3,899
can't tell you 3,895
follow in someone's footsteps 3,883
now and again 3,872
make ends meet 3,865
on the lookout 3,834
pitch in 3,814
get along with 3,767
will have to do 3,761
spot on 3,751
pull together 3,739
what's up 3,739
wait out 3,733
crack down 3,711
give off 3,676
just like that 3,674
stay in touch 3,672
out of pocket 3,670
on the same page 3,665
have your way 3,659
head over to 3,647
heads up 3,551
food for thought 3,475
mother tongue 3,463
in the black 3,454
take lightly 3,434
make or break 3,408
get your way 3,433
like crazy 3,384
steer clear of 3,350
tough times 3,280
eye opener 3,268
leave out 3,251
draw the line 3,235
stick with it 3,229
make do 3,214
underdog 3,185
up to speed 3,176
not have a clue 3,162
on track 3,152
on it 3,150
make someone's day 3,145
out of the question 3,105
broke 3,099
fast track 3,099
enough is enough 3,097
behind someone's back 3,096
in the pipeline 3,076
stand a chance 3,068
with me 3,045
hands down 3,040
reality check 3,024
on the heels of 3,020
far cry from 3,011
take it easy 3,003
off the hook 2,999
keep your head 2,998
call-off 2,983
take stock 2,983
mess around 2,974
Oh God 2,970
fine line 2,965
at first sight 2,957
hold your own 2,956
the upper hand 2,944
easier said than done 2,904
no way 2,894
out in the open 2,886
that depends 2,885
in the same boat 2,866
on the cards 2,862
keep at bay 2,861
tongue-in-cheek 2,855
speak your mind 2,788
wear and tear 2,787
off limits 2,774
blue collar 2,768
in tow 2,725
out of your mind 2,714
in black and white 2,707
make a point of 2,701
cross your mind 2,690
get to the bottom of something 2,690
hooked on 2,681
stand your ground 2,670
in the mainstream 2,669
clock in 2,657
on the road to 2,615
have nerve 2,609
sick and tired 2,585
able-bodied 2,582
blow someone/something away 2,565
in full swing 2,564
go all out 2,553
first-rate 2,511
not so much 2,502
out of line 2,498
rush hour 2,489
at the least 2,487
to the letter 2,454
two-time 2,430
in the interim 2,423
from the get-go 2,409
hit the nail on the head 2,393
from the ground up 2,382
falling down 2,371
an elephant in the room 2,357
come of age 2,356
soldier on 2,354
cool off 2,352
off the table 2,316
high point 2,315
out of your head 2,311
at your fingertips 2,304
wash off 2,279
set back 2,277
crazy about 2,270
take sides 2,254
make a deal 2,233
suck it up (and tough it out) 2,231
save the day 2,229
egg on 2,214
in your own time 2,209
get your act together 2,206
you bet 2,203
try your hand at 2,199
see someone through something 2,193
vicious cycle 2,180
game changer 2,177
it is high time 2,169
get the hang of 2,160
bad times 2,154
go overboard 2,151
down the drain 2,150
only time will tell 2,149
hit the road 2,148
Oh man 2,147
put off by 2,147
see the light of day 2,137
go with the flow 2,135
sing someone's / something's praises 2,135
stumbling block 2,126
high and low 2,122
see the light at the end of the tunnel 2,121
part ways 2,118
fit the bill 2,116
with a bang 2,106
fill someone in 2,102
half-baked 2,100
gain ground 2,093
hang in there 2,082
red-hot 2,072
a long shot 2,071
ins and outs 2,068
tick off things 2,064
word for word 2,061
icing on the cake 2,048
get the picture 2,040
open doors 2,038
stand the test of time 2,037
go the extra mile 2,022
up in arms 1,989
think outside the box 1,985
gut feeling 1,984
on the money 1,983
least of all 1,980
back to basics 1,977
take to heart 1,977
have time on your hands 1,975
call the shots 1,962
lion's share 1,941
saddled with 1,941
come clean 1,940
go it alone 1,939
around the clock 1,938
make headway 1,936
keep someone posted 1,933
look the other way 1,923
leap of faith 1,903
bring it on 1,901
beg to differ 1,900
make your way back 1,896
freak someone out 1,892
in the back of your mind 1,890
long-winded 1,890
run out of time 1,890
head down to 1,889
pull the plug 1,880
onto something 1,875
without fail 1,867
fly in the face of 1,852
soft spot 1,852
get your head around 1,848
off the top of your head 1,841
mind your own business 1,834
get something off the ground 1,833
the go-ahead 1,826
what do you say 1,824
go to great lengths 1,816
have a word with 1,790
to hell with 1,787
in the bag 1,774
come to grips with 1,764
foot the bill 1,753
window of opportunity 1,746
make time for 1,736
leading edge 1,735
second nature 1,731
on the bright side 1,730
stick by 1,728
time after time 1,724
run with it 1,712
for goodness' sake 1,710
call it a day 1,707
agree to disagree 1,705
vicious circle 1,695
on edge 1,694
play it safe 1,687
over the moon 1,686
on standby 1,684
up to something 1,680
beat yourself up 1,677
read between the lines 1,675
rip out 1,671
take a back seat 1,661
crack up 1,659
make something count 1,653
back to the drawing board 1,652
take up arms 1,651
wander off 1,648
go through the motions 1,641
tie the knot 1,632
in the loop 1,622
nitty-gritty 1,618
throw in the towel 1,612
on that note 1,608
out of your depth 1,608
break the news 1,593
shoot yourself in the foot 1,592
think big 1,592
ahead of your time 1,584
hell bent 1,572
off the wall 1,569
beside the point 1,562
rat race 1,558
bite the bullet 1,554
cook up 1,552
let up 1,552
lay the groundwork 1,550
pat on the back 1,548
touch up 1,547
saving grace 1,546
level the playing field 1,543
lose your temper 1,539
give and take 1,535
rule out 1,532
put your finger on 1,530
chain of command 1,514
crazy for 1,505
black or white 1,504
gravy train 1,496
slip up 1,493
burned out 1,491
cut corners 1,486
sound off 1,473
feel out 1,471
time's up 1,471
stick up for 1,459
breadwinner 1,455
hidden agenda 1,453
surf the web 1,444
weirdo 1,431
come on to 1,427
set the bar 1,425
take a seat 1,424
add insult to injury 1,420
lose ground 1,417
kick yourself 1,415
crank up 1,414
in the short run 1,414
time flies 1,414
an uphill battle 1,412
set in stone 1,412
fall on deaf ears 1,406
in spades 1,404
drop the ball 1,398
get nowhere 1,385
have someone's back 1,382
take your breath away 1,378
loose ends 1,377
hit and miss 1,375
off the cuff 1,366
jump to conclusions 1,361
stick to your guns 1,354
a mixed bag 1,353
safe bet 1,350
buy off 1,339
in due time 1,330
a can of worms 1,325
can of worms 1,325
play catch up 1,325
ahead of the game 1,323
lend a hand 1,318
have the time of your life 1,316
lose the plot 1,311
fool around 1,304
mean business 1,283
pipe dream 1,281
have a field day 1,279
like mad 1,277
by the book 1,274
rock the boat 1,273
in good time 1,266
seal the deal 1,253
out on a limb 1,249
fall by the wayside 1,246
bend over backwards 1,241
swamped 1,241
it hit me 1,237
for heaven's sake 1,236
get a handle on something 1,234
have a ball 1,233
force to be reckoned with 1,227
down to the wire 1,224
I told you so. 1,223
keep your eyes open 1,212
save face 1,212
up to scratch 1,206
sounds as if 1,201
round the clock 1,200
pay lip service 1,199
think ahead 1,198
come full circle 1,196
think much of 1,191
get back at 1,188
hit the ground running 1,187
sour grapes 1,186
go easy 1,181
stab someone in the back 1,181
have a shot at 1,179
in the meanwhile 1,178
par for the course 1,178
come up short 1,177
along for the ride 1,174
don't hold your breath 1,170
tell you what 1,168
for crying out loud 1,166
in the right place at the right time 1,165
see something through 1,160
lame duck 1,159
in hot water 1,155
call it quits 1,152
crack someone up 1,151
turn the tables 1,149
heart of the matter 1,147
get the ball rolling 1,144
see eye to eye 1,135
off the beaten track 1,134
cross your fingers 1,132
off the rails 1,132
down the toilet 1,127
back to square one 1,126
control freak 1,124
a lost cause 1,122
at short notice 1,122
on your game 1,122
clean slate 1,120
a sport 1,116
duck in 1,111
the last straw 1,108
on the safe side 1,106
worth your salt 1,106
buy time 1,105
ease up 1,102
jump on the bandwagon 1,101
grind to a halt 1,098
rile up 1,091
give the green light 1,090
bide your time 1,087
bear down 1,086
house of cards 1,086
hunker down 1,086
look out for oneself 1,085
clear the air 1,084
ivory tower 1,084
cut-throat 1,080
space out 1,076
jump the gun 1,070
drag your feet 1,068
off base 1,066
have your/its moments 1,064
a slap in the face 1,062
crackpot 1,062
deep pockets 1,058
brush up on 1,056
call a spade a spade 1,055
ahead of the curve 1,046
hold water 1,045
on the back burner 1,043
dark horse 1,036
look the part 1,036
out of action 1,036
keep someone in the dark 1,034
have your work cut out 1,033
go through the roof 1,028
john 1,026
if all else fails 1,017
do or die 1,015
hard of hearing 1,014
scot-free 1,012
hear someone out 1,009
suck up to 1,009
live and let live 1,006
see red 1,005
fill in for someone 999
have an edge 997
oddball 996
under the table 995
keep your cool 991
thin line 991
neck of the woods 990
spill the beans 988
tear into 988
get under someone's skin 980
at the drop of a hat 978
in short order 976
975
break the ice 970
a tall order 968
think highly of 965
storm out 962
call time 961
without a hitch 958
get a kick out of 957
golden boy 956
a matter of life and death 955
nip it in the bud 954
miss the boat 953
give someone a hard time 952
hit it off 952
in the dark 940
in good hands 939
go out on a limb 931
part company 931
have words with 930
hard-nosed 929
off your head 922
cut your losses 921
go to town 921
have your own way 919
leave no stone unturned 914
leave the door open 914
give a hand 910
rest on your laurels 904
cover for someone 902
out of the woods 901
beyond the pale 897
start afresh 894
put your foot down 893
put your money where your mouth is 893
make the grade 889
better late than never 887
Achilles' heel 877
go easy on 876
give something away 875
the sky is the limit 872
run out of steam 871
have second thoughts 867
chicken out 863
ease off 863
pull out all the stops 862
throw someone under the bus 862
movers and shakers 861
talk to me 861
whet your appetite 861
have your hands full 859
sit on the fence 856
talk someone into something 855
test the waters 855
come home to roost 853
fight tooth and nail 853
change of pace 851
laugh it off 849
in a fashion 847
level best 847
screw you 843
one fell swoop 842
at the back of your mind 840
feel the pinch 839
turn the other cheek 838
scope out 835
happy-go-lucky 834
take the cake 832
balance the books 831
do time 829
surf the net 828
labour of love 821
pull for 820
in the driver's seat 816
pull yourself together 816
draw away 815
old man 814
knee-jerk reaction 813
on a roll 810
off the beaten path 809
on good terms 808
smooth sailing 807
the final straw 803
it's early days 802
make a mess of 793
bottle up 791
pass the buck 791
get on your nerves 790
make a killing 788
pick a fight 788
tough call 787
no strings attached 785
wing it 785
toe the line 784
fork over 783
get your foot in the door 783
by word of mouth 782
when push comes to shove 781
eleventh hour 780
can't even begin to 779
greenlight 779
win hands down 779
out of the loop 776
up to par 774
a close call 773
flip out 773
keep a low profile 767
at loggerheads 766
wallflower 766
get the message 765
talk someone out of something 765
at all hours 764
hands-off 763
like clockwork 760
go against the grain 759
kill time 759
now or never 756
put your feet up 756
play second fiddle 755
sweep under the carpet 755
daily grind 752
hedge your bets 751
open book 751
cut to the chase 744
grey matter 741
not your cup of tea 740
have a handle on 737
bone of contention 734
put your mind to it 734
spread like wildfire 733
snail mail 731
rub the wrong way 728
can't begin to 727
bite your tongue 726
throw a party 726
cry wolf 725
go belly up 724
lay low 723
face the music 716
sing the praises of 715
catch someone out 713
turn your life around 713
in your element 712
on the rocks 710
get wind of 709
fair and square 708
compare notes 706
punch in 706
above board 702
hit or miss 702
in the cards 698
the nuts and bolts 697
jack of all trades 694
half the battle 691
head and shoulders above 691
in a pinch 691
ask for trouble 687
by degrees 685
come out of the closet 685
wash your hands of 685
what say 685
pony up 682
on the off chance 680
turn back the clock 680
you have got to be kidding 679
cut it out 677
crux of the matter 676
old hat 675
an arm and a leg 674
crocodile tears 672
hit rock bottom 671
nix 671
bite the dust 670
err on the side of caution 670
hammer home 670
blow something out of (all) proportion 666
think out of the box 665
work like a charm 665
pie in the sky 664
sick to death 661
creep someone out 659
weather the storm 657
have a change of heart 654
plug away 654
bits and bobs 653
get on it 653
go ballistic 653
behind the times 652
hold your ground 651
on the fence 651
beats me 649
lose face 646
dog-eat-dog 645
on your own time 645
polish off 645
call someone's bluff 644
days are numbered 644
hand to mouth 640
kettle of fish 637
let your hair down 637
pop off 637
see the light 637
from the word go 635
hit the spot 635
pull your weight 632
on the ropes 630
out of your league 630
hitch a ride 629
in someone's time of need 629
keep your eyes peeled 628
son of a bitch 627
What's your point? 627
go off the rails 624
kept in the dark 624
race against time 620
bend the rules 617
get your own way 616
piece of cake 612
cracked up to be 610
have skin in the game 610
cover your tracks 609
fat cat 609
a let down 608
hard to swallow 607
up to no good 606
actions speak louder than words 605
crunch time 605
catch someone off guard 604
Here we go. 602
take a breather 602
dead set 600
time is money 600
back-up plan 599
box in 596
stick your neck out 595
black and blue 594
swallow your pride 593
Holy cow! 588
left out in the cold 586
on the nose 585
split hairs 585
teething problems 585
that's all there is to it 582
nod off 580
in the course of time 578
all ears 576
think a lot of 576
look sharp 574
rip into 573
scare the hell out of 571
forbidden fruit 570
bottom of the barrel 569
odds and ends 569
tricks of the trade 569
go to the dogs 567
in the doldrums 567
labor of love 567
dime a dozen 566
garden variety 566
have a heart 566
beat around the bush 565
farm out 565
a grey area 564
acid test 564
hissy fit 564
have the last laugh 561
blue ribbon 559
take somebody under your wing 557
chalk out 556
hit the jackpot 556
carry the day 554
the time is ripe 553
bed of roses 551
once in a blue moon 551
put all your eggs in one basket 550
tick off people 550
let off steam 547
cut a deal 546
go to your head 546
time is of the essence 546
What gives? 545
put your best foot forward 543
tongue-tied 543
carry the ball 542
cream of the crop 542
in two minds 542
knuckle down 541
muck around 541
storm off 541
floored 540
lone wolf 540
snap to it 537
hand-me-down 536
hold your tongue 536
laugh all the way to the bank 536
touch-and-go 534
couch potato 533
step on someone's toes 532
throw caution to the wind 532
under somone's thumb 532
hard to miss 530
in the wrong place at the wrong time 530
cut someone some slack 529
in stitches 528
show of hands 528
make small talk 527
play on words 525
punch out 521
touch base 521
up the ante 521
get a head start 517
pop the question 517
sink or swim 516
stay with it 515
make your blood boil 514
in the nick of time 513
join the club 513
lay eyes on 513
lie through your teeth 513
burning question 512
plain sailing 512
ways and means of 512
last ditch effort 511
stuck in a rut 511
nothing to write home about 510
see the writing on the wall 509
get hitched 508
on second thought 508
go through hell 505
lose your head 504
at a standstill 503
Give it a rest! 503
raise the stakes 503
flash in the pan 502
jumping off point 502
back in the saddle 501
buckle down 501
pressed for time 501
thank your lucky stars 501
down pat 500
get cracking 500
in over your head 499
a drop in the bucket 496
hands are tied 496
fall flat on your face 495
preach to the choir 495
flat-footed 494
miles away 494
year in, year out 494
lie low 491
play it by ear 489
pay through the nose 488
have a fit 486
hanky panky 485
move with the times 485
save someone's skin 485
sitting pretty 485
fight a losing battle 484
cut ties 481
in safe hands 481
give up the ghost 479
cut-and-dried 478
(to be) green 477
eat your words 474
give someone a headache 473
whole hog 473
clean bill of health 472
do a double take 472
under the weather 472
butt in 471
on short notice 471
set your mind to it 470
kangaroo court 469
blowhard 468
hash out 467
worth your weight in gold 467
salt of the earth 466
catch someone by surprise 465
playing with fire 460
have it made 458
left in the dark 457
sweep under the rug 457
take your hat off to 457
make a long story short 456
fly-by-night 455
an uphill struggle 454
set someone straight 454
it wouldn't hurt 453
have your cake and eat it too 452
know the score 452
smell a rat 452
at first blush 451
at the crack of dawn 451
go-getter 451
outside chance 450
blow the whistle on 449
go with your gut 449
sleep on it 447
cut the mustard 445
on the ball 445
fat chance 444
hook, line and sinker 444
put two and two together 444
boiling point 443
go pear-shaped 441
washed up 440
asleep at the wheel 439
buttonhole someone 439
when the chips are down 438
the moment of truth 435
glass-half-full 434
set eyes on 433
comes with the territory 432
kill two birds with one stone 430
close-minded 429
go up in smoke 429
up to your neck 426
brand spanking new 424
go mental 423
hit a nerve 423
not by a long shot 423
the whole shebang 422
walk all over 422
in a bind 420
steal someone's thunder 420
on last legs 419
swing into action 419
for keeps 418
I'll be damned! 418
bark up the wrong tree 417
chew out 417
in the pink 417
pull the wool over someone's eyes 417
see through someone 417
start the ball rolling 417
break the back of 415
cheapskate 415
full steam ahead 413
go over someone's head 413
know the drill 413
rusty 413
keep up with the Joneses 412
x-rated 412
duck out 407
be man enough 406
muck about 406
the odds are stacked against you 406
a rip-off 405
gray matter 405
take a swing at 405
turn the clock back 404
make a beeline for 403
draw a blank 402
grasp at straws 402
learn by heart 402
put the cart before the horse 402
a wide berth 401
down and out 401
down the tubes 401
dyed-in-the-wool 400
slip through your fingers 400
take someone under your wing 400
the jury is out 399
fits and starts 397
move heaven and earth 396
play hardball 394
show your true colors 394
on the same wavelength 393
twiddle your thumbs 393
work your butt off 392
at a loss for words 390
security blanket 390
take a stab at 390
hit below the belt 389
a thorn in your side 388
see stars 388
clutch at straws 387
gut reaction 387
stick your nose into 387
knock it off 386
poker face 382
more than you bargained for 381
out of circulation 381
the black sheep 380
thumb your nose at 380
trust your gut 380
a sad state of affairs 379
ear to the ground 379
hard-boiled 379
dog eared 378
get the lay of the land 376
pig out 375
sparks fly 375
pull the trigger 374
get the sack 372
cold feet 371
hand in glove 371
odd one out 370
pain in the neck 368
happy camper 367
catch someone's fancy 364
give the game away 364
throw a fit 363
hard-hearted 362
hold down a job 362
at each other's throats 361
get your goat 361
seeing is believing 361
come short 359
ride roughshod over 359
meet halfway 358
in shape 357
when the dust settles 357
a white elephant 356
speak the same language 356
a sore point 355
chew over 355
go around in circles 355
lay down the law 355
goof off 354
clam up 352
come out of your shell 352
give someone a ring 351
old hand 351
sever ties 351
up to snuff 351
put your heart and soul into 350
look for trouble 349
party animal 349
a fair shake 348
give a head start 348
kick the bucket 347
sure bet 347
through word of mouth 347
put your mind at ease 346
by hook or by crook 343
second wind 343
take it lying down 343
go for broke 341
an old flame 338
closed-minded 338
put your heads together 338
short-handed 338
with flying colors 338
bite the hand that feeds you 337
chatterbox 337
monkey with 335
the weight of the world 335
a sorry state of affairs 334
hold at bay 333
land on your feet 333
on your toes 333
green with envy 332
hell to pay 332
pay the piper 332
egg on your face 331
fight fire with fire 330
change with the times 329
have a head start 329
move the goalposts 329
fall off the wagon 328
get off your high horse 328
kick someone off something 328
pig 328
the shoe is on the other foot 328
ill at ease 327
talk shop 327
butterflies in your stomach 326
dog days (of summer) 326
down in the dumps 326
floor it 326
cotton on to 325
hen party 325
in someone's hour of need 325
a pretty penny 322
wear your heart on your sleeve 322
hold the fort 321
bored to death 320
get a move on 320
take the bull by the horns 320
lock, stock and barrel 319
push your luck 319
pick someone's brain 318
pull a fast one 318
lose your nerve 317
never in a million years 317
go cold turkey 316
touch a nerve 311
beside yourself with 310
Midas touch 309
bonehead 308
a good sport 307
bet your bottom dollar 307
hanging over your head 307
a shot in the arm 306
bite off more than you can chew 306
by the skin of your teeth 306
go ape 306
go round in circles 306
let the cat out of the bag 306
a fly on the wall 305
take a dump 305
on the case 304
get the green light 302
mark time 302
on the watch 302
under the hammer 302
no dice 301
a question of time 300
back against the wall 300
that's on us 300
flavour of the month 299
goof around 299
step on it 298
go to pieces 297
have an axe to grind 297
the gift of (the) gab 296
grin and bear it 296
over the hill 296
twist someone's arm 296
kicking around somewhere 295
take with a grain of salt 295
emotional roller coaster 294
have your act together 294
hear out 294
bring up the rear 293
put down roots 293
blow your own trumpet 292
calm before the storm 292
eat your heart out 292
on cloud nine 291
a taste of your own medicine 289
fool's paradise 289
run the gauntlet 289
fiddle around with 288
have to hand it to someone 288
take the floor 287
give someone short shrift 286
the whole nine yards 285
look in on 284
catch someone in the act 283
cut a long story short 283
drown your sorrows 282
more than meets the eye 282
bigwig 281
cap in hand 281
dig in your heels 281
hand over fist 281
slip your mind 281
work the system 279
put your mind at rest 278
pull someone's leg 277
save someone's bacon 277
think well of 277
a kick in the teeth 276
as the crow flies 275
bigger fish to fry 275
hit the big time 274
keep your head above water 274
loan shark 274
dead-end job 273
in a fix 273
keep up with the times 273
up to youe eyeballs 273
act the part 272
dead giveaway 272
full speed ahead 272
pour your heart out 272
a feather in your cap 271
feast your eyes on 271
keep your chin up 271
love handles 271
out of your element 271
horse around 270
busybody 269
back into the swing of things 268
bring home the bacon 268
sleep like a baby 268
bury the hatchet 267
turn back time 267
butter up 266
leave in the lurch 266
wild goose chase 266
pick holes in 265
right under your nose 265
take after 265
turn your stomach 265
hot under the collar 264
I bet 264
like there's no tomorrow 264
make your skin crawl 264
money to burn 264
strike a nerve 264
every Tom, Dick and Harry 263
bee's knees 262
blow off steam 262
give someone a piece of your mind 262
go back a long way 262
shoot from the hip 262
dig your heels in 261
wild about 261
carrot and stick 259
ham it up 259
give any thought to 258
make a run for it 258
play by ear 258
go off on a tangent 256
hit the roof 255
back to the wall 253
fly off the handle 253
pig-headed 252
just what the doctor ordered 251
pull strings 251
run roughshod over 251
your own flesh and blood 251
fly in the ointment 250
turn over a new leaf 250
crack the whip 249
diamond in the rough 248
have your eye on something 248
rack your brain 247
shoot the breeze 247
until the cows come home 247
keep your spirits up 246
method to your madness 246
clock out 245
crack a joke 245
rings a bell 245
upset the applecart 245
blow your lid 244
the long and short of it 244
eat humble pie 243
carved in stone 242
charmed life 242
get the short end of the stick 241
give someone the creeps 241
heart of stone 241
if push comes to shove 241
lap of luxury 241
odd man out 241
on tenterhooks 241
carry the can 239
feel blue 239
pass the torch 239
withstand the test of time 239
sitting on top of the world 238
walk on eggshells 238
a bitter pill to swallow 237
get straight to the point 237
burn the midnight oil 236
economical with the truth 235
at the end of your rope 234
off to a flying start 234
ride out the storm 234
work your socks off 233
a hang-up 232
bet the farm 232
get it out of your system 232
a needle in a haystack 231
hit it big 231
let bygones be bygones 231
the ball is in your court 231
break your word 229
Oh Jesus 229
on the up and up 229
windbag 229
lead someone by the nose 228
glass-half-empty 227
have time on your side 226
set the ball rolling 226
show someone the ropes 226
time is on your side 226
a thorn in your flesh 225
catch wind of 224
fine tooth comb 224
separate the wheat from the chaff 224
a kick in the pants 223
walk right into 223
waste your breath 223
burn your bridges 222
hold your horses 221
remain in touch 221
take the biscuit 221
hit the sack 220
cross swords 219
get it off your chest 219
piece of the pie 218
without a clue 218
after a fashion 217
a bolt from the blue 216
big fish 216
monkey business 216
take someone down 216
out of shape 215
out to lunch 215
make it worth your while 214
steal the limelight 214
walk off the job 214
battle of wills 213
go postal 213
puppy love 213
a sore spot 212
flog a dead horse 212
go to seed 212
keep your wits about you 212
nuts about 212
at cross purposes 211
have someone's word 211
nerves of steel 211
blow hot and cold 210
cut your teeth on 210
draw fire 210
old-boy(s) network 210
the apple of your eye 210
steal the spotlight 209
go down fighting 208
be seeing you 207
kiss and make up 207
not lift a finger 207
toot your own horn 207
on the wagon 206
ear-splitting 205
over a barrel 205
token gesture 205
a word to the wise 204
in a pickle 204
throw for a loop 204
drag your heels 203
give someone hell 203
warm the bench 203
hem and haw 202
learn by rote 202
make tracks 202
make your mouth water 202
big spender 200
off your rocker 200
put on ice 200
have a lot on your plate 199
paint the town 199
you must be kidding 198
fishy 197
have a chip on your shoulder 197
leave well enough alone 197
ride shotgun 197
tough as nails 197
get out of jail free card 196
pull something together 196
spit in the face of 196
tight-fisted 196
wolf in sheep's clothing 196
a gray area 195
leave a bad taste in your mouth 195
light a fire under 195
beauty sleep 194
hightail it 194
make my day 194
on the level 194
the coast is clear 194
throw the book at 194
a whale of a time 193
beat someone to the punch 193
dress the part 193
wimp 193
a loose end 192
a dirty look 191
blow your top 191
just for once 191
strike it rich 191
a hard act to follow 190
in a jam 190
fuddy-duddy 189
rob Peter to pay Paul 189
think the world of 189
turn your nose up at 189
hit a snag 188
hold up your end 188
tighten your belt 188
castles in the air 187
get off someone's back 186
pound the pavement 186
weasel out 186
handy-dandy 185
have a green thumb 185
race against the clock 185
roll out the red carpet 185
put your foot in your mouth 184
shoot your mouth off 184
soft-hearted 184
at the end of your tether 183
clown around 183
cut off your nose to spite your face 183
pillar of strength 183
vent your spleen 183
donkey's years 182
parting of the ways 181
stack the deck 181
get the wrong end of the stick 180
cross the Rubicon 179
go to pot 179
muck around with 178
take one day at a time 178
welcome to the club 178
big cheese 177
go to hell in a handbasket 177
run a fever 177
You said it! 177
dwell on the past 176
up to your ears 175
a matter of life or death 174
under the gun 174
back at square one 173
straight from the horse's mouth 173
take each day as it comes 173
hair's breadth 172
feather your nest 171
get up on the wrong side of the bed 171
plain as day 171
wear out your welcome 171
in high gear 170
not have a leg to stand on 170
of two minds 170
run around in circles 170
wear the pants 170
in the bank 169
million miles away 169
leave someone out in the cold 168
not going to fly 168
over your head 168
get it into your head 167
put your heart into 167
give someone the cold shoulder 166
think outside the square 166
lend an ear 165
a tough nut to crack 163
make a mountain out of a molehill 163
on the warpath 163
a heart-to-heart 162
hot off the press 162
Johnny-come-lately 162
old boys' club 162
on the tip of your tongue 162
too big for your boots 162
get a jump on 161
get the axe 161
make a hash of 161
run a tight ship 161
there's no time like the present 161
bored to tears 160
long time, no see 160
pull up your socks 160
look down your nose at 159
quake in your boots 158
tower of strength 158
come again 157
throw in with 157
every cloud has a silver lining 156
keep your eye on the ball 156
a shot in the dark 155
a slip of the tongue 155
leave someone holding the bag 155
make a meal of 155
not in a million years 155
come to a grinding halt 154
eat crow 154
have the floor 153
have your head in the clouds 153
meet a deadline 153
muck about with 153
water off a duck's back 153
tickled pink 152
ace in the hole 151
live out of a suitcase 151
the buck stops here 151
cool your heels 150
hen night 150
know the ropes 150
like a house on fire 150
lose your shirt 150
beat a hasty retreat 149
drop a bombshell 149
flavor of the month 149
go out on the town 149
catch someone red-handed 148
full of beans 148
raining cats and dogs 148
affair of the heart 147
all kidding aside 147
eat dirt 147
first crack at 147
have a quiet word with 147
jump out of your skin 147
slow on the uptake 147
take the fifth 147
cry over spilt milk 146
play hooky 146
take a leak 146
take your lumps 146
bird's eye view 145
bull in a china shop 145
dressed to kill 145
end on a high note 145
shipshape 144
lily-livered 143
ratbag 143
have a leg up 142
hear it through the grapevine 142
on the button 142
get in your head 141
the boys in blue 141
back-handed compliment 140
Hobson's choice 140
like a fish out of water 140
wet behind the ears 140
that will be the day 139
at death's door 138
at your wit's end 137
get inside your head 137
treat with kid gloves 137
end on a positive note 136
hit the ceiling 136
nothing to sneeze at 136
a freak-out 135
let sleeping dogs lie 133
not know someone from Adam 132
psych up 134
slim pickings 134
throw someone a bone 134
tough act to follow 134
a close shave 133
monkey around 133
shake in your boots 133
tie up loose ends 133
to rule 133
hang someone out to dry 132
a white lie 131
henpecked 131
cramp someone's style 130
it's on me 130
on the house 130
work your tail off 130
burn the candle at both ends 129
have your eye on someone 129
heart isn't in 129
on pins and needles 129
small potatoes 129
bean counter 128
in the doghouse 128
keep your nose clean 128
method in your madness 128
take your medicine 127
will never fly 127
wimp out 127
126
caught between a rock and a hard place 126
go flat out 126
126
run a temperature 126
at a loose end 125
maintain a low profile 124
ballpark figure 122
hard as nails 122
red-letter day 122
set in concrete 122
kiss up to 121
talk turkey 121
whistle in the dark 121
ace up your sleeve 120
fine-toothed comb 120
get it through your head 120
the ABCs of 119
119
yellow-bellied 119
down to brass tacks 118
hopping mad 118
keep the ball rolling 118
life of Riley 118
monkey about 117
cool as a cucumber 116
donkey work 116
mad about 116
read the writing on the wall 116
the long and the short of it 116
pour your heart and soul into 115
scare the pants off someone 115
shake a leg 115
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush 114
a man of his word 113
at a pinch 113
bawl out 113
kick a ball around 113
smell fishy 113
walk on air 113
dog tired 112
save your breath 112
irons in the fire 111
right as rain 111
save someone's neck 111
time heals all wounds 111
agree to differ 110
a yes-man 110
Christ 110
keep your eyes on the prize 109
out for blood 109
above your pay grade 108
full of hot air 108
get clear of 108
knuckle under 108
a bad egg 107
all joking aside 107
beat the traffic 107
caught between the devil and the deep blue sea 107
jump down someone's throat 107
keep at arm's length 107
strike while the iron is hot 107
turn your mind to it 107
bang your head against a brick wall 106
go in one ear and out the other 106
look a gift horse in the mouth 106
more than one way to skin a cat 106
put it in a nutshell 106
came out wrong 105
drive a hard bargain 105
give someone a buzz 105
Heath Robinson 105
here today, gone tomorrow 105
hit the bottle 105
take the gloves off 105
that ship has sailed 105
time marches on 104
behind the eight ball 103
checkered past 103
fill the bill 103
twist the knife 103
up to the mark 103
a sight for sore eyes 102
crank 102
etched in stone 102
pushed for time 102
the penny drops 102
ante up 101
beat the clock 101
bush-league 101
have a bone to pick with 101
there's no time to lose 101
bring to heel 100
feel like a million bucks 100
fit as a fiddle 100
a hard pill to swallow 99
easy come, easy go 99
keep your nose to the grindstone 99
kick someone around 99
look alive 99
put your nose to the grindstone 99
the gloves are off 99
a mile a minute 98
climb the walls 98
fly the coop 98
give someone the willies 98
a backroom deal 96
lay your cards on the table 96
poke your nose into 96
put under the microscope 96
until you are blue in the face 96
have one foot in the grave 95
up to your eyes 95
take someone for a ride 94
bite your head off 93
do a good turn 93
go down swinging 93
like gangbusters 93
shake like a leaf 93
fiddle about with 92
get on your soapbox 92
keyed up 92
spoiling for a fight 92
turn back the hands of time 92
a cold day in hell 91
hat in hand 91
have green fingers 91
hit the hay 91
lead up the garden path 91
once the dust settles 91
put your two cents worth in 91
teething troubles 91
albatross around your neck 90
brown-nose 90
one for the road 90
shoot for the moon 90
sound someone out 90
ear-piercing 89
get in your own way 89
get on the bandwagon 89
jack up the price 89
clap eyes on 88
mum's the word 88
no spring chicken 88
a chip off the old block 87
a hard nut to crack 87
get the runaround 87
hammer out a deal 87
have eyes on 87
no great shakes 87
take a crap 87
a laugh a minute 85
do an about face 85
duck soup 85
know what's what 85
leap to conclusions 85
a target on someone's back 84
dead to the world 84
give no quarter 84
have a high time 84
blow your own horn 83
get off on the wrong foot 83
move up in the world 83
ten-a-penny 83
get-up-and-go 82
kick up your heels 82
not know if you are coming or going 82
on the fritz 82
put your cards on the table 82
You can say that again! 82
a peach 81
clean as a whistle 81
mad as a hatter 81
make eyes at 81
put you in the picture 81
down the gurgler 80
put a sock in it 80
go into orbit 79
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for the birds 78
get your ducks in a row 78
make a meal out of 78
not long for this world 78
pinch pennies 78
pitch a fit 78
go off half cocked 77
hit the trail 77
keep your ears open 77
muck with 77
pure as the driven snow 77
talk in circles 77
turn around and leave 77
wear the trousers 77
a month of Sundays 76
a put-down 76
no skin off my nose 76
work yourself up to 76
not have a prayer 75
pull your own weight 75
under the wire 75
get a word in edgewise 73
millstone around your neck 73
spic and span 73
look out for number one 72
separate the men from the boys 72
walk it off 72
break your neck 71
cry over spilled milk 70
drink like a fish 70
grab the bull by the horns 70
hear it on the grapevine 70
keep your pants on 70
rub salt into the wound 70
a bundle of nerves 69
a dose of your own medicine 69
asleep at the switch 69
at sixes and sevens 69
flip your lid 69
have your day in the sun 69
rub salt in the wound 69
wait for the other shoe to drop 69
a come on 68
in for a penny, in for a pound 68
stick in the mud 68
set your mind at ease 67
work your fingers to the bone 67
a high-flyer 66
a tall tale 66
hit the head 66
keep a stiff upper lip 66
leave someone holding the baby 66
only have eyes for 66
call it even 65
man of means 65
down cold 64
half a mind to 64
have a bee in your bonnet 64
too big for your britches 64
a slave driver 63
all the marbles 63
put one over on 63
strike it lucky 63
a ghost of a chance 62
count your lucky stars 62
go fly a kite 62
make a pit stop 62
rush to conclusions 62
start off on the right foot 62
as plain as the nose on your face 61
by fair means or foul 61
have a lump in your throat 61
talk through your hat 61
teach someone the ropes 61
break your back 60
low on the totem pole 60
take down a peg 60
drop the hammer 58
hop to it 58
lead down the garden path 58
plead the fifth 58
as easy as ABC 57
give an ear 57
hard-shelled 57
he who pays the piper calls the tune 57
not born yesterday 57
put under a microscope 57
see the handwriting on the wall 57
the boot is on the other foot 57
a bolt out of the blue 56
casual Friday 56
odds and sods 56
put on your thinking cap 56
wake up on the wrong side of the bed 56
a kick in the guts 55
hop on the bandwagon 55
take a pee 55
five o'clock shadow 54
from soup to nuts 54
get your wires crossed 54
go up in the world 54
shape up or ship out 54
a brown-noser 53
come to a bad end 53
get off on the right foot 53
go the way of all flesh 53
have your heart in your mouth 53
horse sense 53
penny wise and pound foolish 53
quiet as a mouse 53
a heel 52
boot up your computer 52
carry your own weight 52
feel out of sorts 52
get a word in edgeways 52
raise the ante 52
set your mind at rest 52
after the dust settles 51
ear candy 51
give someone the rundown 51
make your toes curl 51
money for old rope 51
pick a quarrel 51
time is a great healer 51
a black look 50
happy as a clam 50
out of your tree 50
quick on the draw 50
eager beaver 49
put out feelers 49
wrap someone around your little finger 49
at loose ends 48
feel like a million dollars 48
quick on the uptake 48
start off on the wrong foot 48
can't believe your eyes 47
cry uncle 47
pull wires 47
tiger by the tail 47
a cold fish 46
kick at the can 46
more's the pity 46
a bunch of baloney 44
bring up short 44
come up roses 44
down in the mouth 44
smoke like a chimney 44
lower the boom 43
on the lines of 43
What are you waiting for? Chirstmas? 43
a weight off your shoulders 42
keep it under your hat 42
make out like a bandit 42
penny-ante 42
pick to pieces 42
separate the sheep from the goats 42
when hell freezes over 42
Don't count your chickens before they hatch. 41
get the show on the road 41
handle with kid gloves 41
stuffed shirt 41
wash your dirty linen in public 41
a little bird told me 40
as simple as ABC 40
beat the bushes 40
forty winks 40
get a buzz out of 40
without any strings attached 40
bluestocking 39
carrot on a stick 39
clear sailing 39
go off at a tangent 39
keep your shirt on 39
name is mud 39
penny pincher 38
a penny for your thoughts 37
get this show on the road 37
ride the bench 37
soft in the head 37
top banana 37
a rotten egg 36
all thumbs 36
give someone the shirt off your back 36
ear-popping 35
spot on the money 35
air your dirty laundry in public 34
beauty rest 34
gut response 34
monkey around with 34
strike oil 34
watch your butt 34
wet blanket 34
as busy as a bee 33
eat like a bird 33
frosting on the cake 33
grind to a standstill 33
make a deadline 33
say uncle 33
take the ball and run with it 33
that makes two of us 33
the whole ball of wax 33
the whole shooting match 33
a little birdie told me 32
card shark 32
packed in like sardines 32
a day late and a dollar short 31
a load of baloney 31
cook your goose 31
have two strikes against 31
turn the air blue 31
until hell freezes over 31
a tall story 30
Bob's your uncle! 30
bust your hump 30
pick an argument 30
run round in circles 30
stretch the rules 30
come straight to the point 29
cut a rug 29
fit to be tied 29
green around the gills 29
like two peas in a pod 29
not raise a finger 29
stir up a hornets nest 29
bet your boots 28
nosey parker 28
turn the knife 28
at one another's throats 27
give an arm and a leg 27
happy as a lark 27
hurl 27
lull before the storm 27
memory like a sieve 27
mind your Ps and Qs 27
not by a long chalk 27
as honest as the day is long 26
come to no good 26
go easy with 26
not enough room to swing a cat 26
quick on the trigger 26
rolling in dough 26
you're telling me 26
bark is worse than their bite 25
get the lead out 25
in a black mood 25
run up the flagpole 25
Break a leg! 24
buy for a song 24
catch someone on the hop 24
have a frog in your throat 24
make it snappy 24
pick up the ball and run with it 24
press your luck 24
beyond your pay grade 23
catch someone off-balance 23
French leave 23
get out of someone's hair 23
worm your way in 23
a finger in every pie 22
all over bar the shouting 22
stack the cards 22
bats in the belfry 21
bring someone down a notch 21
carry your heart on your sleeve 21
fair to middling 21
think beyond the box 21
put your tail between your legs 20
rip off the Bandaid® 20
rob the cradle 20
steaming mad 20
work the bugs out 20
zip your lip 20
a high-flier 19
take down a notch 19
tuck your tail between your legs 19
upon the heels of 19
bring someone down a peg 18
come to an untimely end 18
dress down day 18
have two bites of the cherry 18
thumb a ride 18
your eyes pop out of your head 18
blow your cool 17
hash over 17
have a high old time 17
I figured as much. 17
make the feathers fly 17
wash your dirty laundry in public 17
well begun is half done 17
all over but the shouting 16
can't make head or tail of it 16
full of baloney 16
full of the joys of spring 16
get a charge out of 16
go out on the razzle 16
read the handwriting on the wall 16
tickled to death 16
win by a nose 16
go jump in the lake 15
hold on to your hat 15
meet an untimely end 15
a bullseye on someone's back 14
a kick in the stomach 14
card sharp 14
come to heel 14
get in someone's hair 14
go jump in a lake 14
beat your head against a brick wall 13
can't believe your ears 13
cash on the barrelhead 13
catch someone at a bad time 13
hang on to your hat 13
make your flesh crawl 13
not do by halves 13
put on the Ritz 13
shoot the bull 13
stare daggers at 13
tire kicker 13
wait for your ship to come in 13
wouldn't say boo to a goose 13
in a stew 12
keep your pecker up 12
knock down a peg 12
moaning Minnie 12
spit in the eye of 12
that's the way the ball bounces 12
tip the waiter 12
win by a whisker 12
your eyes are bigger than your stomach 12
air your dirty linen in public 11
beside the mark 11
cash on the nail 11
climb on the bandwagon 11
close-fisted 11
crack a book 11
cut a fine figure 11
fight a running battle 11
get along on a shoestring 11
get the bugs out 11
have a yellow streak 11
let well enough alone 11
throw in the sponge 11
toe the mark 11
woman of means 11
a lot of baloney 10
an apple polisher 10
bat a thousand 10
could eat a horse 10
get a buzz on 10
look like a drowned rat 10
make a pig's ear of 10
beat your own drum 9
kick around somewhere 9
mind your own beeswax 9
worth your weight in salt 9
beside the question 8
fit as a flea 8
like a house afire 8
mind like a steel trap 8
tremble like a leaf 8
a kick in the seat 7
a kick in the seat of the pants 7
a woman of her word 7
bang your own drum 7
catch someone at the wrong time 7
feeling in your bones 7
left-handed compliment 7
monkey about with 7
snap your head off 7
take a whiz 7
win by a hair 7
as busy as a beaver 6
cash on the barrel 6
give someone heck 6
lie down on the job 6
look daggers at 6
make your own bed 6
pull in your belt 6
a goof-off 5
come up smelling like roses 5
cut out the dead wood 5
ears turn red 5
get by on a shoestring 5
have a rare old time 5
make a hash out of 5
make the fur fly 5
turn up like a bad penny 5
clean up loose ends 4
get a bang out of 4
in someone's black books 4
knock your head against a brick wall 4
like a dog with two tails 4
look like something the cat dragged in 4
meet a bad end 4
mind like a sponge 4
pick and shovel work 4
skate close to the edge 4
twist someone around your little finger 4
wrap up loose ends 4
a fine state of affairs 3
bark is bigger than their bite 3
kick at the cat 3
lie like a dog 3
squashed in like sardines 3
full of bologna 2
have a buzz on 2
have two bites of the apple 2
in the bat of an eye 2
kick around an idea 2
knock down a notch 2
make up the couch 2
mind like a sieve 2
quake like a leaf 2
quiet as a cat 2
rub someone's fur the wrong way 2
twist your rubber arm 2
wind someone around your little finger 2
clear up loose ends 1
cut your eyeteeth on 1
have a stormy brow 1
lay down on the job 1
send for a loop 1
take your belt in a notch 1
toot your own whistle 1
wear a stormy brow 1
your eyes are bigger than your belly 1