Rubbing along?

2017-03-28 11:36

To rub along with someone is to get along with them without major problems, without letting small problems getting out of hand.

Put up or shut up?

2017-03-24 10:45

In other words, prove your worth with action or swallow the hurt and never complain.

Garden variety?

2017-03-21 11:31

In short, the garden variety is the commonplace kind.

Kept his wits about?

2017-03-17 12:38

Wits, plural, refer to one’s mental sharpness, awareness, composure, resourcefulness.

Walk the plank?

2017-03-14 13:42

The long and short of it is, he who walks the plank is doomed.

Don't get ahead of yourself?

2017-03-10 11:08

We get ahead of ourselves by doing or planning for something before its proper time.

By committee?

2017-03-07 11:39

A decision made by committee is a decision made collectively.

Finger quotes?

2017-03-03 13:05

You raise your fingers up in the air to simulate quotation marks (“…”).

Banana skin?

2017-02-28 12:38

Banana skin represents anything that may not appear to be problematic but potentially can create a problem for you.

Piling on?

2017-02-24 13:10

To pile on is literally to put something extra onto an existing heap.

Out of the loop?

2017-02-21 12:55

If you are out of the loop, that is, you don't know what's going on.

Go to the tape?

2017-02-17 12:37

The tape was also known as, well, film, because the tapes were the same flimsy material used in film making.

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