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  1. To get the hang of thing – To understand the meaning of it
  2. To make a shot – To make a guess
  3. A man of weight – A man of importance
  4. Pell-mell – In hurried disorder
  5. To put one on one’s mettle – To rouse one to do one’s best
  6. To ride hell for leather – To ride with furious speed
  7. To speak daggers – To speak to a person with hostility
  8. Be in the mire – Be in difficulties
  9. To give a rap on the knuckles – To rebuke
  10. Sum and substance – Summary
  11. A drug in the market – Commodities no in demand
  12. Mealy-mouthed – Cunning
  13. Moot point – A debatable point
  14. Give a wide berth – Keep away from
  15. Brought to light – Disclose
  16. Fits and stars – Irregularly
  17. High and low – Everywhere
  18. Intends and purposes – Practically
  19. Rest on my laurels – Be complacent
  20. Clinched the issue – Decided
  21. Call a spade a spade – Be outspoken in language
  22. Point-blank – Pointedly
  23. Neck out – Invite trouble unnecessarily
  24. Green eyes – Jealous
  25. Bird’s eye view – General view
  26. Goes to dog – Is ruined
  27. Keep a level head – Remain cool and composed
  28. Turned the corner – Passed the crisis
  29. Fishing in trouble water – Talking advantage of troubled conditions for personal profit
  30. In high sprit – Cheerful
  31. To rock the boat – Upset the balance
  32. Tooth and nail – With strength and fury
  33. Wee hours of the day – At dawn
  34. Put the foot down – Not to yield
  35. In the blues – Depressed
  36. On the wane – Growing less
  37. Fair and square – Upright
  38. Hole and corner method – Underhand
  39. Scream blue murder – Make a great deal of noise and object vehemently
  40. Paint the town red – Have a lively time
  41. Keep the finger crossing – Wait expectantly
  42. At odds – In dispute
  43. Make ducks and drakes – Squandered lavishly
  44. No love lost – Intense dislike
  45. Ride the high horse – Puts in airs
  46. Pull a long face – Looks indifferent
  47. Beside the mark – Irrelevant
  48. Fill in – To tell someone the details about someone or something
  49. Send(one) about one’s business – To send someone away , usually in an unfriendly way
  50. Run in the same groove – Advance in harmony
  51. Wolf in sheep’s clothing – Hypocrite
  52. Chewing the cuds – To muse on, to chat , in an aimless manner
  53. At ease – Embarrassed
  54. Cut corners – Simplify the producers
  55. At the drop of hat – Without delay
  56. Burning question – A widely debated issue
  57. Paddle of own canoe – Depended on himself
  58. At cross purposes – Misunderstanding of each other’s purposes
  59. In raptures – Very enthusiastic
  60. Out of place – Inappropriate
  61. Gets on nerves – Irritate
  62. Wear heart on sleeves – Exposing innermost feeling to others
  63. Like a duck in a thunderstorm – Distressed
  64. Herculean task – Work required great effort
  65. An eye to the main chance – Object to make money
  66. Make flesh creep – Frightened
  67. Himself to himself – In unsociable
  68. Leave high and dry – To leave some one unsupported and unable to manoeuvre
  69. Call in questions – Challenges
  70. Means business – Earnest /sincere
  71. A left handed compliment – An insincere
  72. Once in a while – Occasionally
  73. Kick heels – waste time
  74. Lying down – To show no reaction
  75. Gone down the drained – Wasted
  76. in the offing – About to start
  77. Design on – To have plans to exploit or somehow take of someone advantage or something
  78. Queer fish – Strange person
  79. Broken reed – A frustrated man
  80. Gather roses only – Seek all the enjoyment of life
  81. At sea – Confused
  82. Lay by the heels – Chance and capture
  83. Hanky-panky – Jugglery
  84. Stick one’s neck out – To Take a risk
  85. Mare’s nest – A false invention
  86. Back-chat – Impertinent/disrespectful remarks
  87. Bear in mind – Remember
  88. To cut your teeth – To gain experience
  89. Keeping up appearances – Maintaining outward show
  90. Heads will roll – People will get into serve trouble
  91. Little elbow – Freedom A bee in bonnet An obsession about something
  92. Gift of the gab – Fluency of speech
  93. Turn hand  – Adapt himself to
  94. Fell flat – Had not effect
  95. Gentleman on large – Has no serious occupation
  96. White elephant – Useless
  97. To let the bygones be bygones – Ignore the past
  98. Come to the crunch – Decisive movement
  99. Keeps a good table – Entertain guest sumptuously
  100. Draw the long bone – Exaggerate

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