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  1. Burn the candle a both end – Overtaxing his energies
  2. Hold the enemy at bay – Prevented the enemy from coming near
  3. To keep the pot – boiling Keep the controversy alive
  4. Far cry – A long way off
  5. Bolt from the blue – Sudden Sock
  6. Win Hands – down Win easily
  7. On and off – At intervals
  8. With a high hand – Oppressively
  9. Make no bone – Do without hesitation
  10. Get hold of the wrong end of the stick – Misjudge the situation
  11. On the wan – Declining
  12. Cool as cucumber – Calm and composed
  13. Plough a lonely furrow – Do without the help of others
  14. Great hand – Expert at
  15. Heap coals on someone’s t head – Make someone feel sorry
  16. Cocksure – Perfectly confident
  17. Cuts both ends – Argument in support of both sides of the issue
  18. Feather own nest – Act for won future benefits
  19. Throw down the gauntlet – Challenge someone, Behaved as very great and important person
  20. On tenterhooks – An anxious suspense
  21. Ride rough shod over – Treat harshly
  22. Do a good turn by – Do a favour
  23. On its last leg – About to perish/expire
  24. Heart out – Suffer silently
  25. Have the mind – Have the willingness
  26. Cushy job – Financial comfortable job
  27. Now and then – Occasionally
  28. Midas touch – Ability to success in all projects
  29. Paint with bright colour – Exaggerated
  30. To set the Thames on fire – A heroic deed
  31. On the wrong side of fifty – Over fifty years old
  32. Out of question – Unthinkable
  33. Brought matters to a head – Create an atmosphere of confrontation
  34. In a jiffy – In a hurry
  35. Double dealing – Deception
  36. Blow own trumpet – To tell other people how good and successful you are
  37. Let the grass grow under the feet – Stayed out
  38. Cut someone dead – To ignore someone totally
  39. Make both end meet – Earn enough
  40. Make light – Treat lightly
  41. Wear the trousers – Dominant
  42. Hole and corner – Secret
  43. Steal someone’s thunder – To lessen someone’s force
  44. Yeoman service – Free, generous help
  45. To the backbone – Completely
  46. Lynch law – Law of the mob
  47. Bitten of more than chew – Trying do to too much
  48. Stalking horse – Trick , something that is used to hide someone’s real purpose
  49. Make hay while the sun rises – Make the best use of a favourable situation
  50. On the wane – Growing less
  51. Lying down – Show no reaction
  52. Cut out – Suitable
  53. Showing wild oats – Going through a period of irresponsible pleasure seeking
  54. The thin end of the wedge – The beginning of further concessions
  55. To foot the bill – To pay
  56. Breathing down – Watching all actions closely
  57. At a lose end – Nothing to do
  58. As ugly as sin – Exceptionally ugly
  59. Elbow grease – Hard work
  60. In a soup – In trouble
  61. Gall and war mode – A source of anger
  62. At a loss – To be confused
  63. Sitting on the fence – Hesitate between two options
  64. Pretty pass – In a difficulty
  65. A bad business – An unfortunate event
  66. Make no bone about – To admit something readily
  67. Turn out crabs – End in failure
  68. Devil’s advocate – On who is against the religion
  69. Dance attendance upon – To Flatter
  70. Go a begging – Go in vain
  71. Grid up one’s lions – Get ready for the job
  72. Run the gauntlet – Face criticism
  73. Aegean stable – To remove on evil
  74. Call one’s shots – Make intention clear
  75. Tread on one’s toes – To give offense