Sitting on their hands?

2011-05-06 13:22

If you sit on your hands when something happens, you do nothing.

Sweet spot?

2011-05-03 13:12

"Sweet spot" is American slang for the position one thrives in.

Butter them up?

2011-04-29 13:45

When you butter other people up, you flatter them in order to get their help.

From the blue?

2011-04-26 10:46

A bolt from the blue means total surprise.

Victor’s justice?

2011-04-22 16:31

Victor’s justice means people are worried that the person (who is currently on trial) may not get a fair trial.

A dime a dozen?

2011-04-19 16:37

If something costs a dime a dozen, it's cheap. It may not be worth your while.

Flipping the coin?

2011-04-15 15:58

This means "I" got the job because of sheer luck, not because "I" was better than others.

The bad apples excuse

2011-04-12 15:59

Bad apples refer to people who are considered to be bad influences in a group.

Their side of the bargain?

2011-04-08 10:59

It takes two sides to bargain, as there are two sides to every coin.

That's the deal

2011-04-01 11:03

"That's the deal" can be understood as: that's the situation, that's the arrangement.

Rainy day?

2011-03-29 11:18

"Rainy days" refers to rainy days or inopportune bad weather.

Not her cup of tea?

2011-03-25 15:39

Not somebody's tea means one doesn't like a particular thing.

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