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  1. Rough and ready – Not exact , only approximate
  2. Short and sweet – Brisk , without delay
  3. Clock and dagger – Like a spy
  4. Run-of- the mill – An average, an average , ordinary unexciting
  5. An armchair job – A regular job which is considered easy and well-paid
  6. Backstairs gossip – Gossip among servants
  7. A close fisted man – A mean or stingy man
  8. A curtain lecture – The scolding of a husband by his wife in private
  9. Elbow room – Room on opportunity to move and act freely
  10. Forty winks – Short sleep
  11. An ivory tower – A place or state of life that is out of touch with people and reality
  12. A latchkey child – A child who returns from school etc. To and empty house because both parents working
  13. Soft soap – Flattery
  14. The bill of fare – The menu
  15. An eye on the main chance – Looks after his won welfare
  16. Esprit de corps – Unity
  17. Make a wry face – Show disappointment
  18. For a consideration – Paid to do something
  19. To give currency to – To pay much attention to
  20. Blue blood – An aristocrat
  21. At one’s wit’s end – To be completely confused
  22. To hold a candle to – To be nearly as good as someone in his/her absence
  23. Black sheep – An unworthy person
  24. Out and out – Absolutely
  25. Not to mince matters – To speak our frankly
  26. To play with – Fool
  27. Rainy days – Unlucky times
  28. To fly off the handle – To get into a rage and lose self-control
  29. The alpha and the omega – The beginning and the end
  30. End in smoke – To give no practical result
  31. Mincing manners – Not to speak plainly
  32. Hanky –panky – Jugglery
  33. Hot head – The fighter
  34. Have a go – Make an attempt
  35. Mince one’s words – Choose term carefully
  36. Be in the mire – Be in difficulties
  37. Let on – Reveal
  38. To get along – To manage to
  39. Make too much of – Overestimate
  40. Lay bare – Expose
  41. Stem from – Originate
  42. On the nod – On credit
  43. To take a occasion – To rake advantage of and opportunity
  44. Take it ill  – Too be offended
  45. Extinct and obsolete – As dead as a dodo
  46. In a delicate state – Hanging in balance
  47. In abeyance – In suspension
  48. With might and main – With full vigour
  49. In a jam – In trouble
  50. To get at – Reach
  51. On the wane – Growing less
  52. At a loss – To be puzzled
  53. At all events – Positively
  54. As a rule – Usually
  55. At sixes and sevens – In disorder
  56. All the same – Yet
  57. To egg on – To urge on
  58. To drive at – To employ
  59. To keep the ball rolling – To maintain progress
  60. To knock the bottom out – To make a scheme
  61. To bear a grudge – To have a better felling
  62. By virtue of – On account of
  63. To beat hollow – To defeat completely
  64. To the backbone – Thoroughly /in detail
  65. A cat’s paw – To make somebody a tool
  66. To come of age – To be major
  67. To cry over a spilt milk – To reach a crisis
  68. Fits and stars – Irregularly
  69. Damocles’ sword – An impending danger
  70. Cast down – Depressed
  71. To go without saying – Clear
  72. In the nick of time – Just in the time

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