To “bury the lead” is to bury the most important fact deep among other, lesser facts and not to tell it first.
The expression “kicking the tires” means doing the normal and necessary check-ups before any endeavor.
In political campaigns, war chest is synonymous with campaign funds, money a candidate receives from donors to be used as future campaign expenses.
When someone is in or of two minds about or over something, they have two conflicting choices to make but cannot make a decision.
Later in the 1700s it became the norm for any celebrated person, male or female, to be applauded by a toast.
If something takes our breath away, it is very engaging and shocking and surprising.
People, especially businesspeople, like to say they're spitballing when they make a proposal to see other people's responses and reactions.
Both sides of the aisle stand for both of the two American political parties, Republicans and Democrats.
Bad words or deeds will come back to bite you as sure as chickens will come home to roost no matter how far they have gone during the day.
If people metaphorically flip the script on something, they do the opposite of what they're supposed to do, surprising everyone as a result.
People liken repetitive and endless jobs of that type and nature to the unenviable job of Sisyphus.