Making a pedestrian effort means to acheive goal without working too hard.
For anyone who tries to get a date, the answer could lie in your calculator.
A loose cannon is often used to refer to a person who is unpredictable.
"Pulling punches" means refraining from telling the harsh facts.
In the UK, it's not the children who need a hong bao.
"Shoot from the hip" means a quick, immediate, instinctive reaction.
It's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so interesting.
"A saving grace" means sth.great in strength and especially redeeming power.
I was delighted at the news about the recent shortage of laborers in China.