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That's peanuts

2015-01-21 09:48
In colloquialism, peanut is sometimes used to describe someone who is small in size.

Kiss of death

2015-01-14 14:23
A kiss is something everyone wants, the brushing of lips between lovers and loved ones.

On balance

2015-01-07 11:08
Balance is reached only when the weight on both ends are equal in quantity.

Under one's belt

2014-12-31 10:28
As a metaphor, having something under one’s belt means one has gained or achieved something good.

A tempest in a teapot

2014-12-24 10:33
If you try to whip up a tempest in a teapot, you are, to use another cliché, trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.

Jump the gun

2014-12-17 10:04
“Jumping the gun” means you’ve done something before their proper time or before it’s your turn.

Juggle ideas

2014-12-10 10:28
If you have ideas to juggle, you have more thoughts going through your head than perhaps you can easily manage.

Coats off

2014-12-03 10:32
“Coats off” implies that people are working hard on their job at hand.

Eye opener

2014-11-26 11:21
Anyways, an eye opener usually refers to an event that helps you to see things for the first time or see old things in a new light.

A spent force

2014-11-19 09:38
Spent is the past tense and past participle of spend, as in spending money on something.

A fine kettle of fish

2014-11-05 16:41
In other words, you’ve found yourself in a fine mess, i.e. a very awkward situation.

Call it even

2014-10-29 09:09
In a sports competition, if two opposing teams or players run up the same number of points, the game is described as tied or the scores are even.

Half girl, half woman

2014-10-22 09:30
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Mere trifle

2014-10-15 09:31
In other words, it’s merely trifle, not really worthy.

Fixer

2014-09-24 10:25

A fixer is slang for someone who gets things fixed, i.e. solves problems for you.

Head on a spike

2014-09-17 13:32

In other words, the British jihadist wants to kill David Cameron or to see him punished in some other terrible way.

Take something with a pinch of salt

2014-09-10 10:19
In other words, don’t believe it fully. Have some doubt.

A breath of fresh air

2014-09-03 09:21
If you’ve been staying inside a stuffy room, a meeting room for instance full of smokers, and then you go out to the balcony, you’ll literally feel what a breath of fresh air feels like.

Have a crystal ball

2014-08-27 09:08
The crystal ball is a globe made of crystal or glass which supposedly allows the fortune teller to tell a person’s past fate and future fortunes.

A slap on the wrist

2014-08-22 10:24
Imagine a child reaching for the food before everyone is seated round the family table. That’s when the child’s mother or father may give him a slap on the wrist.

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