“Pie in the sky” is a promise, an idea, a plan that’s unlikely to ever come to fruition.
It means removing all blockages and hindrances, giving your all in trying to achieve something.
People or things should or need to fall in line so that everything will fall in place.
Praising someone by saying they should take a bow is just another way of saying they’ve done a good job and are duly recognized.
“Stealing a march on someone” means exactly that, gaining an unexpected advantage on someone, especially a rival.
Laws promoting open government and transparency are known as sunshine laws.
No tripod, no flash, no touch, no food or drink. 博物馆为了保护那些画，规定可以照相，但不能用三脚架和闪光灯。在博物馆里，人们可以参观，但不能触摸展品，也不能在博物馆里吃喝。
The choices are clear cut, yes or no, without a third alternative.That’s the essence of “take it or leave it”.
Pulling themselves up by their bootstraps indicates that they are making a great effort.