Going for broke means risking everything in order to achieve big success.
Bachelors in China have two more sticks to celebrate or bemoan their fate.
To pull the plug on something is to end it, to discontinue the activity.
Cold comfort means slight comfort or small encouragement that is of little help.
Drop the baton means making a mistake or failing to perform a duty.
Lion's share is mostly used to mean most of something or a large part of it.
Battery chickens means chickens are raised in the same way and en masse.
Albatross around the neck means a heavy psychological or moral burden.
To keep afloat means making at least as much money as they spend.
"To leave no stone unturned" simply means to be exhaustive in efforts.
Take the cake means to win, but can also mean the situation cannot get any worse.