Keep his feet to the fire

2012-05-15 14:31

It means keeping up the pressure until the goal is achieved.

Last time I checked

2012-05-11 10:28

The phrase is used for emphasis and perhaps with a bit of sarcasm.

Look the other way

2012-05-08 14:36

It suggests intentional negligence to avoid trouble, shirt responsibility.

Heads I win, tails you lose

2012-05-04 11:28

It describes a situation where one party winning always no matter what.

Ripple effect

2012-04-27 15:14

It means sth. has far reaching influences, like a ripple that causes waves.

Written all over it?

2012-04-24 10:23

This expression means something shows a certain quality expressly.

The penny has dropped

2012-04-20 13:08

Everything will be clear after the penny drops.

The straight and narrow?

2012-04-17 15:49

"Straight and narrow" represents the strict but correct line of path.

Don’t wear it on your sleeve

2012-04-13 13:52

If you wear your heart on your sleeve, you show your emotions.

Leaving it at that

2012-04-10 11:18

To "leave it at that" is to abstain from further comment or action.

A qualified ‘yes’?

2012-04-06 11:16

A qualified answer is an answer with strings attached.

Small beer?

2012-03-30 13:33

Small beer means something petty and insignificant.

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