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  1. hit the ground runninginformally, gossip

          

  2. What's Eating You?that's troubling you

          

  3. blackmailan illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls

          

  4. going Dutchsplitting the costs

          

  5. light in the tunnelgive up

          

  6. pass the buckto suffer a defeat

          

  7. throw one's hat into the ringgoing for it

          

  8. on the grapevinea rascal

          

  9. cold shoulderto stop doing one really love all together

          

  10. basket case(n) a person who is helpless or incapable of functioning normally

          

  11. Play it by earget something to eat

          

  12. bog standardcompletely ordinary, without anything special added

          

  13. silver liningAn unaccountable sum of money available for questionable to corrupt purposes. "He...piled up an enormous 'slush fund' for a 'campaign of education.'..."

          

  14. axis of evilthe bad guys

          

  15. play Russian roulettedestitute, very poor

          

  16. above my pay gradebeyond my responsibility

          

  17. nitty grittyimportant details

          

  18. Sleep on itAn unaccountable sum of money available for questionable to corrupt purposes. "He...piled up an enormous 'slush fund' for a 'campaign of education.'..."

          

  19. Rome wasn't build in a dayEverything. All of it

          

  20. gone southit has failed completely

          

  21. dead wood; dead weightpeople or things that have become useless or unnecessary

          

  22. scraping the barrelin the situation where one ran out of options or money

          

  23. Dutch courageIn a very difficult situation of little options

          

  24. hanging by a threadclose call; just got by

          

  25. draw a line in the sandyou establish a limit beyond which things will be unacceptable.

          

  26. on the dotexactly on time

          

  27. up to the markaverage, ordinary

          

  28. hook line and sinkerto be able to make enough money only for one's basic needs

          

  29. under dogsomeone or a team expected to lose, not supposed to win

          

  30. Over My Dead Bodysomething that will never be permitted

          

  31. the devil is in the detailthe difficulty or danger is in the detail

          

  32. throw in the towelif something or someone turns the corner, their situation starts to improve after a difficult period

          

  33. aloofDistant, reserved in manner; uninvolved; hard to approached

          

  34. stump up a paymentmake a payment or hand over money

          

  35. throw a curve ballanything that come unexpectedly

          

  36. many way to skin a catfooling around and not being serious

          

  37. true coloursto reveal one's true nature, often for the first time

          

  38. down and outwith an uncertain result

          

  39. All roads lead to Romemany different ways of doing something.

          

  40. kick the bucketto die

          

  41. left high and dryleft in a stranded situation

          

  42. uncle samUS government

          

  43. even stevensto suffer a defeat

          

  44. step up to the platestand up to the challenge

          

  45. Goose bumpsmake my hair stand

          

  46. Read between the linesunderstand the hidden meaning

          

  47. Give It to Me Straighttell me honestly

          

  48. the whole nine yardsEverything. All of it

          

  49. my Two Centsto suffer a defeat

          

  50. taken to the cleanersvictim of a con and as a result, lost most of your money

          

  51. black marketan illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls

          

  52. touch and godestitute, very poor

          

  53. to know / learn the ropesmany different ways of doing something.

          

  54. The bubble has burstthe economic stock market or financial market has collapsed

          

  55. reinvent the wheelto waste time trying to create something that someone else has already created

          

  56. sleep on a clothes lineso tired that one could sleep anywhere

          

  57. hold your horsesit has failed completely

          

  58. you scratch my back and I'll scratch yoursclose call; just got by

          

  59. Grab a bitesounds familiar

          

  60. Back to the grindback to work

          

  61. Speak of the devilexactly on time

          

  62. hard and fastdestitute, very poor

          

  63. skinflint(n) praise, honor, congratulations

          

  64. cut and runwith an uncertain result

          

  65. cold turkeyA person still in power but has on influence and no future

          

  66. frugalECONOMICAL; PENNY-PINCHING

          

  67. heads upwarning

          

  68. taken abackA person still in power but has on influence and no future

          

  69. bite the bulletto refuse to take responsibility

          

  70. lame duckA person still in power but has on influence and no future

          

  71. a French complimentempty flattery; an insincere compliment

          

  72. kudosDistant, reserved in manner; uninvolved; hard to approached

          

  73. derogatoryInsulting or intended to insult

          

  74. Rings a bellsounds familiar

          

  75. kicking tyresa defenseless victim

          

  76. Go with the flowby surprise, unexpectedly

          

  77. holding the purse stringsthe one in control of the budget and spending

          

  78. hard upnot having enough money to pay for necessities

          

  79. son of a gundestitute, very poor

          

  80. I'm HosedI'm in trouble

          

  81. Keep Me in the Loopsomething that will never be permitted

          

  82. Totally Slipped My Mindmake a payment or hand over money

          

  83. monkey businessmake my hair stand

          

  84. make ends meetfirmly established, invariable (rules and regulations)

          

  85. browned offfed up; bored

          

  86. Cat Got Your Tonguetoo good for you

          

  87. murphy's lawif something can go wrong it will

          

  88. run of the millaverage, ordinary

          

  89. catch 22a symbol of high quality

          

  90. bite the dustto suffer a defeat

          

  91. on the right trackproceeding in a good way; going in the right direction

          

  92. out of the bluetoo good for you

          

  93. slush fundAn unaccountable sum of money available for questionable to corrupt purposes. "He...piled up an enormous 'slush fund' for a 'campaign of education.'..."

          

  94. I Can't Thank You Enoughthank you so much

          

  95. not on my watchimprovise

          

  96. Lighten Up"think about something before making a decision"

          

  97. whistle bloweran informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it

          

  98. No Strings Attachedsounds familiar

          

  99. Dressed up to the nineswearing your best clothes

          

  100. hallmarkextortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information

          

  101. free lunchA person still in power but has on influence and no future

          

  102. Call it a daystop working for the day; turn in for the night

          

  103. sitting ducka defenseless victim

          

  104. Pull someone's legif something can go wrong it will

          

  105. turn the cornerMean to endure a painful, unpleasant situation courageously. To face up to adversity.

          

  106. threw out the baby with the bathwaterthrew out the good stuff together with the bad stuff

          

  107. the proof is in the puddingyou can't judge something good or bad until you try it....or try it and you will see the result.

          

  108. written all over your faceIt is clear what you are feeling

          

  109. ballpark figurea rough estimate

          

  110. Take a Hike(n) a person who is helpless or incapable of functioning normally

          

  111. Mexican standoffdivided up equally

          

  112. out of your leagueunable to speak

          

  113. by the skin of one's teethto joke with someone