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One that is treasured: Her grandson is the apple of her eye.



Black sheep of the family: images.jpg

the worst member of the family. Mary is the black sheep of the family. She’s always in trouble with the police. ShHe keeps making a nuisance of herself.


Come hell or high water:tải xuống.jpg

no matter what happens. (Use hell with caution.) I’ll be there tomorrow, come hell or high water. Come hell or high water, I intend to own my own home.



Down in the dumps: tai-xuong-1

unhappy    ,Ex: She’s down in the dumps because all her friends are out of town.



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to eat a lot, or to eat noisily and unpleasantly Christine is one of those lucky people who can eat like a pig and still


For donkey’s year: images.jpg

a very long time I’ve been doing this job for donkey’s years.


Get under someone’s skin: tải xuống (1).jpg

To trouble or irritate; annoy; bug: That cackle of his soon got under my skin.



In a heartbeat: images.jpg

almost immediately. If I had the money, I would go back to college in a heartbeat. Just tell me that you need me and I’ll come there in a heartbeat.


Jump down one’s throat: tải xuống.jpg

to react angrily to something that someone says or does:

I made the mildest of criticisms and he jumped down my throat.

Keep something under one’s hat:tai-xuong-1

to keep something secret I’ve got some interesting news, but you must promise to keep it under your hat for the moment.

Leave a bad taste in one’s mouth:

tải xuống (2).jpg[for something] to leave a bad feeling or memory with someone. The whole business about the missing money leftbad taste in his mouth. It was a very nice hotel, but something about it left a bad taste in my mouth.



Make one’s hair stand on end:


frighten someone.




New lease of life:  a new chapter of your life.

Off the top of my head:

from the kntải xuống (3).jpgowledge you have in your memory:

“What’s the capital of Mauritania?” “I don’t know off the top of my head, but I could go and look it up.”



Put our heads together: 

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to share ideas in trying to solve a problem If we can put our heads together we’ll figure out a way to deal with this.

Quiet as a mouse: 

to be very quiet She was as quiet as a mouse. I didn’t even know she’d come in.


Red flag to a bull: 

A red rag to a bull is something – perhaps a comment or a criticism – intended to deliberately provoke someone else into reacting negatively

See eye to eye:

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[for someone] to agree about someone or something with someone else, I’m glad we see eye to eye about Todd with Mary. I see eye to eye with Mary. Will labor and management ever see eye to eye on the new contract?

Tie the knot: get married.

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Feel sick, poor health, tired or exhausted.
“Oh please, don’t ask me to cook today, I’m a bit under the weather”
Vanish into thin air:
2bbdb92db3cbbbec06e1765ca344d91e.jpgto disappear without leaving a trace. My money gets spent so fast. It seems to vanish into thin air. Whencame back, my car was gone. I had locked it, and it couldn’t have vanished into thin air!
Work someone’s finger to the bone:

76be028e8211f1f88097da3b3c8b0653.jpgto work extremely hard, especially for a long time:

She worked her fingers to the bone to provide a home and food for seven children.
X-rated:       impolite
lewd, obscene (x is the most censorious rating in a system that rates movies based on sexual content and violence)
He needs to stop using X-rated words in public.
Young at heart: 
daf4b2031a0f973ca708692c83f8626f.jpgHaving a youthful outlook, especially in spite of one’s age. For example, She loves carnivals and fairs; she’sgrandmother but she’s young at heart.
Zip your lip:
Be quiet!; Close your mouth and be quiet! “I’ve heard enough. Zip your lip!” hollered the coach. Andy: All right, you guys. Shut up! Zip it up! Bob: Sorry. Andy: That’s better.
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