Index of English Idioms found in Arabi Liblib 3

Arabi Liblib 3: Index

–          No way is … going to; not gonna happen; ain’t gonna happen; no way will (such and such happen): Page 7

–          Seriously; really: Page 8

–          This country has gone to hill: Page 8

–          I’m so mad I can’t see straight. I’m livid: page 8

–          I’m so tired. I’m exhausted: page 8

–          Same as always: page 8

–          Sly smile: page  8

–          Show me the money. Money talks, bullshit walks: page 9

–          Whatchamacallit: page 9

–          No way in hell: page 9

–          Upstart: page 9

–          Full of himself ; stuck up: page 10

–          Approx. premature baby; preemie: page 10

–          Hyper ; hyperactive: page 10

–          Saint: page 10

–          Approx. a big man: page 11

–          (please), I beg you…:page 11

–          I’d give my right arm… : page 12

–          To get caught up, stuck, trapped: page 12

–          (to) get even;  to get (someone) back: page 12

–          To be paralyzed: page 13

–          You’ll be the death to me: page 13

–          (completely) turned around; did a complete turnaround:  page 13

–          Here you go; come on in; please ; have a seat ; go ahead: page 13

–          God  is watching you : page 14

–          Approx. to cheat death: page 14

–          Move along; be on your way; goodbye (when said to someone to encourage them to leave ), etc: page 15

–          Approx. “do it!” “go for it!” “here we go!” : page 15

–          To be satisfied:  page 16

–          Watch it ! ; watch what you say! ; mind your manners! ; mind your P’s and Q’s : page 16

–          Approx.  to show one’s true stripes/true colors : page 16

–          To make fun of someone lough at someone: page 17

–          Approx. don’t get me started: page 17

–          Ahem: page 17

–          How many times do I have to tell you …: page 17

–          We’d love to! ; we’d be thrilled to! : page 18

–          (someone)  has come along way : page 18

–          I can do it all. Approx. we do it all. : page 18

–          We don’t mess around : page 19

–          As… as can be : page 19

–          Out un the middle  of nowhere ; BFE : PAGE 19

–          Hurry!! Hurry up and … !! : PAGE 19

–          To stab (someone) in the back :page 20

–          To jump all over (someone) to chew (someone) out : page 20

–          To give (someone) the evil  eye : page 21

–          And what’s more … : page 21

–          Give me a straight answer: page 21

–          You can imagine how I felt : page 22

–          Tighten one’s belt : page 22

–          Hunky-dory; great; perfect: page 22

–          Virgin territory; undeveloped land: page 22

–          How’s the family? : page 23

–          Lord help us/me, etc. : page 23

–          You better watch out! : page 23

–          To give ( someone ) the boot : page 24

–          Just wait: you just wait ( when said ominously, as warning or threat ): page 24

–          Aptly named : page 24

–          Don’t worry about it ; don’t let it go to you : page 25

–          Approx. treat yourself: page 25

–          Keep your mouth shut and your eye open. : page 25

–          To screw with someone; to harass : page 26

–          I told you so : page 26

–          To hell with you : page 26

–          How am I supposed to know that : page 27

–          Health as a horse: page 27

–          What good is sorry? : page 27

–          Rules of the game : page 27

–          The way the game is played: page 28

–          Olly olly oxen free! : page 28

–          Now we see your true colors. : page 28

–          Her most precious gift: page 28

–          Bite the bullet: page 29

–          (stop and ) think about what you’re doing!; take a deep breath!: page 29

–          Bring it on! : page 29

–          Are you in? shall I count you in ? : page 30

–          Don’t forget you have to …: page 30

–          Open sesame! : page 30

–          To shut ( someone ) up: page 31

–          Approx. gave him hell; give him a hard time : page 31

–          Approx. give you another chance : page 32

–          Goodbye ; bye : page 32

–           A dime a dozen ; more than you can shake a stick at : page 32

–          good riddance: page 33

–          this stays between us;  Mum’s the world  :page 33

–          back to square one: page 33

–          load’s of…: page 33

–          nice try; try again: page 34

–          god damn him! : page 34

–          bless you: page 34

–          bless his heart: page 35

–          please go , let it not be so: page 36

–          thy will not mine be done: page 36

–          where could he be? : page 36

–          get ahold of yourself; take a deep breath: page 37

–          find a happy medium : page 37

–          to tell you the truth; to be honest with you page 38

–          at least… ;  at the very least … ; page 38

–          I’ll show you! ; you’re going to be sorry!!: page 39

–          Do you swear…? : page 40

–          If I had my druthers… ; if it were up to me… : page 40

–          You won’t get away with that: page 41

–          You’re not my boss : page 41

–          Really, you shouldn’t have : page 41

–           Don’t you have anything better to do? :page 42

–          He passed away: page 42

–          Forget it ; don’t even think about it!! : page 42

–          Approx. clean as a whistle: page 42

–          To do a complete 180 : page 42his/her first marriage : page 43

–          No a good sign; a bad omen for the future ; off to a bad start : page 43

–          First of all … : page 43

–          Any old thing:  page 43

–          Mark my words : page 44

–          Lend a helping hand : page 44

–          Didn’t bring anything ; came empty-handed: page 44

–          Don’t expect much: page 44

–          Approx. I’d love to : page 45

–          There’s no comparison: page 45

–          What guarantee do I have that…?: page 45

–          How do I know ( such and such a thing will happen )?: page 45

–          How did you know? : page 45

–          How would you know?:  page 45

–          Approx. look at you ! you’re a mess! : page45

–          Approx. what a mess! ; what is this mess? : page 46

–          A good sign : page 46

–          God bless this child/god bless our daily bread, etc. : page 46

–          To kiss up to (someone): page 46

–          To beg forgiveness :page 47

–          To strike gold ; to hit the jackpot : page 47

–          Sold everything he owns ; sold the shirt of his back : page 47

–          To spend like there’s no tomorrow : page 48

–          Sealed shut : page 48

–          Just to mess with him: page 48

–          To show one’s hand : page 48

–          To give it one’s all ( to roll up one’s sleeves ) and get to work: page 49

–          Cling on for dear life ?: page 49

–          Give it my all (to roll up sleeves ) and get tom work

–          Approx. jack of all trades: page 50

–          It can happen to anyone ; it happens to the best of us : page 50

–          You lucky dog! :page 50

–          At great pain :page 50

–          Flew off the handle ; blew up lost it page 50

–          He he/she no shame ? :page 51

–          I know I can count on you : page 51

–          He doesn’t know who he’s talking to/dappling with?: page 51

–          To give ( someone) the once over: page 51

–          With a smile on his face : page 52

–          Please : page 52

–          God forbid : page 52

–          Too little to late : page 53

–          By the sweat of his brow :page 53

–          With all his strength :page 53

–          Look who’s talking  :page 53

–          From his own mouth :page 54

–          What a (negative attribute)! Page 54

–          An international act :page 55

–          Somehow : 55

–          No offense. pardon my French . etc :page 55

–          Don’t bring that up: page 56

–          Why bother? : page 56

–          I can’t be bothered: page 57

–          To gulp: to make a big gulp : page 57

–          Go right ahead ; do whatever you have to do : page 57

–          This is someone’s daughter ( we’re talking about ) :page 57

–          Virgin :page 57

–          Pouting :page 57

–          To thank one’s lucky stars : page58

–          A freeloader :page 58

–          Mi casa es su casa . :page 58

–          A maze :page58

–          Marriage :page 59

–          To talk like a collage professor: page 59

–          To nitpick :page 59

–          To brown-nose: page 59

–          To play a victim: page 60

–          To condescend: page 60

–          To give (someone) googly eyes: page 60

–          To flex one’s muscles: page60

–          Sharpening his sword: page 61

–          Is at wit’s end ; has had it up to here ; is pulling his hair cut: page 61

–          Blind as a bat (when used as an exaggeration): page 61

–          Encounter obstacles at every turn: page 61

–          Always has some story/some excuse : page 62

–          To butter (someone) up: page 62

–          Is barely literate: page 62

–          To babble on ; to ramble : page 62

–          Leading her on: page 63

–          To eavesdrop: page 63

–          Outing on an act ; approx. faking it: page 63

–          Is crazy about: page 63

–          He’s dreaming : page 64

–          At odds: page 64

–          There’s no love lost between us: page 64

–          To turn people against each other ; approx. to stir the pot: page 64

–          Approx. on the fritz; acting up: page 64

–          Delirious: page 65

–          Over the hill; long in the tooth: page 65

–          Socked away: page 66

–          Approx. a comforting presence: page 66

–          Packed: page 66

–          I swear to god: page 67

–          Setting old scores: page 67

–          You have to keep a close eye on (someone): page 67

–          “You don’t know the real…” : page 68

–          “You haven’t seen the real…” : page 68

–          Bite your tongue! : page 68

–          The worst is yet to come; it’s going to get worse before it gets better; it gets worse:  page 69

–          Lazy; good-for-nothing: page 69

–          Like talking to a brick wall: page 70

–          Approx. go for it: page 70

–          It’s always the little things…: page 70

–          To put one’s self out: page 70

–          just making matters worse; adding fuel to the fire : page 71

–          big deal ; who cares? ; so what?: page 71

–          to crush (someone): page 71

–          Approx. to be a bad influence: page 71

–          To bring up someone’s name : page 72

–          To rehash old wounds: page 72

–          Approx. to drop everything: page 72

–          He brought it on himself: page 72

–          To drag (someone) by the neck:  page 73

–          Approx. he just waltzed right in and …: page 73

–          To make nice with ( someone ): page 73

–          To come back to haunt ( someone )  :page 73

–          To go nuts: page 74

–          To be short of breath: page 74

–          Approx. god damn you! : page 74

–          God damn you : page 74

–          To try to draw it out of ( someone ): page 75

–          Approx. to chase ( someone /something ) down: page 75

–          Feel ( someone )out: page 75

–          Approx. abracadabra: page 75

–          To screw someone over: page 75

–          Approx. has a girl in every port: page 76

–          Paper marriage : page 76

–          Approx. paper marriage: page 77

–          For ; in return for: page 78

–          Prices are through the roof: page 78

–          Full of himself: page 78

–          Approx. scratching his head: page 79

–          Learns by rote: page 79

–          Welcome to the club ; that makes two of us ; we’re in the same boar: page 79

–          Right now: page 80

–          Heartrending : page 80

–          You’re going to be sorry ; you’re going to get it : page 80

–          On paper ; on paper only: page 80

–          Approx. love to my life: page 81

–          A desolate area: page 81

–          You don’t know who you’re dealing with: page 81

–          That would be wrong: page 81

–          Approx. just because ; approx. because I said so : page 82

–          He has: page 82

–          Do I have to spell it out: page 82

–          Guess! : page 82

–          That’s not nice ! ; how could you : page 83

–          Approx. don’t take your eye off (someone) : page 83

–          To get (someone’s) blood boiling : page 83

–          Spoil the ending : ruin the ending : ruin it : page 83

–          Irresponsible behavior: page 83

–          Read someone the riot act ; give someone hell: page 84

–          We’ll discuss/talk about this later: page 84

–          Don’t you dare: page 84

–          All’s well that ends well ; no harm no foul: page 85

–          Save for a rainy day: page 85

–          Hit the nail in the head : page 85

–          to be scared to death that…: page 86

–          To stand up to ( someone more powerful ): page 86

–          To cross one’s legs : page 86

–          On the right track : page 86

–          To give up; give up on someone:  page 86

–          To have designs on ( someone ): page 87

–          To make sure everyone’s clear on (something): page 87

–          To throw on oneself into (something) : page 87

–          Hang his head low: page 87

–          (it’s ) a done deal: page 88

–          Has it in for him: page 88

–          Very lucky; very  fortunate: page 88

–          To seal one’s own fate; to shoot one’s self in the foot: page 88

–          The strong prey on the weak: page 89

–          Leave me alone! : page 89

–          To swear up and down: page 89

–          Bear with me: page 89

–          They’re made for each other: page 90

–          Approx. just in time; good timing: page 90

–          A workhorse: page 90

–          They’re going to kill each other: page 91

–          Just a (lowly)…; nothing but a (lowly)..:page 91

–          Something/someone I can depend on/count on: page 91

–          Approx. the one who gets the short end of the stick: page 91

–          Now, wait just one second! : page 91

–          Mama’s boy: page 92

–          Approx. the legendary…;the unforgettable…:page 92

–          Contrarian; argumentative: page 92

–          Looks exactly like…; doppelganger: page 93

–          Out of the blue: page 93

–          To jinx (someone): page 93

–          Be careful; watch out: page 93

–          Walk out in a huff: page 94

–          To take a nap: page 94

–          To go off by one’s self to avoid (someone): page 94

–          Got you good touché:  page94

–          Got out of there: page 94

–          To pout; sulk: page 95

–          To get used to (someone); to become accustomed to (something): page95

–          To get very comfortable with (someone): page 95

–          To storm out: page 96

–          To take a stand: page 96

–          Catch one’s breath: page 96

–          To reconsider; to rethink: page 96

–          To humor (someone) : page 96

–          To try to change the subject;  to avoid the topic/issue: page 97

–          To go directly without stopping : page 97

–          Approx. to cut to the chase: page 97

–          Approx. to whisk (someone) away: page 97

–          It’s out of his hands: page 98

–          To rip (someone) a new one: page 98

–          Next! : page 99

–          It’s a nice to see you: page 99

–          Don’t be so demanding: page 99

–          To over to go; to go too far: page 99

–          Got him back good: page 100

–          High-strung; quick-tempered: page 100

–          Approx. we’re all friends here; please call me…: page 100

–          To embarrass (someone);  to make (someone) look bad: page 100

–          Stay out of it; mind your own business! : page 101

–          Hold on; please hold; bear with me: page 101

–          Don’t  lose faith; keep the faith: page 102

–          Listen to him he knows what he’s talking about ; stay on him;  keep on top of it: page 102

–          You get it this time. I’ll get it this time. Etc.. : page 102

–          Approx. lazy bones: page 102

–          A big brawl: page 103

–          Big fat failure: page 103

–          Approx. there’s plenty: page 103

–          It’s for the better;  things work out in the end: page 103

–          I had to pinch myself ; is this for real: page 104

–          To make a new beginning: page 104

–          To use (someone) : page 104

–          Rub it in: page 104

–          Approx. our little secret: page 105

–          shrewd: page 105

–          went all the way there/to…. (for nothing) : page 106

–          stirring up a hornet’s nest; playing with fire: page 106

–          approx. to do things the right way to follow the proper procedure: page 106

–          to kiss (someone’s) butt: page 106

–          to settle down and marry: page 107

–          to stir up a hornet’s nest; to walk into a lion’s den: page 107

–          has the inside scoop: page 107

–          stirring up a hornet’s nest; playing with fire: page 107

–          his right-hand man: page 107

–          is everybody decent? : page 108

–          worry about your own problems; mind your own business : page 108

–          old fashioned; old school : page 108

–          the other day; a couple days ago;  a few days ago  : page 108

–          approx. spoiled rotten : page 109

–          I was so angry I couldn’t see straight : page 109

–          Almost cried: page 109

–          livid: page 109

–          approx.  it’s a complete madness! ; approx. it’s a chaos! : : page 109

–          life happens: page 110

–          what goes around comes around : page 110

–          everything’s spinning ; I’m feeling dizzy: page 110

–          approx. it’s a madhouse: page 110

–          bookworm: page 111

–          it’s his move ; the ball’s in his court ; it’s up to him: page 111

–          so that’s how it’s gonna be ?? : page 111

–          what a crock ; what a load of B.S.! : page 111

–          very frustrating : page 112

–          … is my middle name: page 112

–          This is getting/has gotten out of hand: page 112

–          Blood money: page 112

–          What’s the worst he can do ; what’s the worst that can happen? : page 113

–          What will it take: page 113

–          My memory fails me: page 113

–          Whatever happens is his own fault : page 113

–          It’s all my fault: page 114

–           You-know-who. : page 114

–          A man of his word: page 114

–          Above reproach: page 114

–          Approx. a man (i.e., brave, confident, as in the expression, “be a man!”) : page 114

–          Died for nothing: page 115

–          To sleep like a baby: page 115

–          To be on treacherous ground; to tread a dangerous path : page 115

–          His mind is made up; dead set on (something) : page 115

–          Passed away: page 116

–          Come to your senses! : page 116

–          He’s moving up in the world: page 116

–          To go back on one’s word: page 117

–          Things are back to normal: page 117

–          I’ll be right here by your side: page 118

–          Don’t leave me hanging : page 118

–          Face the facts: accept/face reality; face the truth: page 118

–          Approx. to talk to much; to have a big mouth: page 118

–          Don’t  blame him , blame …: page 119

–          My heart skipped a beat: page 119

–          To give up a someone: page 119

–          I’ve had it up to here: page 120

–          As we speak: page 120

–          To make everything worse; to exacerbate the situation: page 120

–          Approx. dead weight: page 121

–          This time (tomorrow. Etc) : page 121

–          sucks: page 121

–          contrary; likes to be difficult: page 121

–          standing in (someone’s) way: page 121

–          textbook; perfect; ideal: page 122

–          whatever happens, happens: page 122

–          this day (next week); this date next (month, year) : page 122

–          crappy: page 122

–          the more the better; the more the merrier: page 123

–          you’re no different than anybody else: page 123

–          to let someone get away with murder: page 123

–          approx. to be thrown off balance ; taken by surprise; thrown for a loop: page 124

–          is pushing it; is taking advantage: page 124

–          get with the times: page 124

–          to be in stitches: page 125

–          out of a sense of duty/obligation: page 125

–          ruined his appetite: page 125

–          a simple matter; an easy task: page 125

–          do your best and leave the rest to god : page 126

–          to trust (someone) with your life: page 126

–          to give it up ; to give ( oneself) to (someone): page 126

–          dog-eat-dog: page 127

–          dissonant; not matching; inharmonious; out of tune: page 127

–          lovey-dovey: page 127

–          that’s life: page 127

–          harder than it lookS: page 128

–          to take care of it ; fix the problems: page 128

–          leave the door ajar ; leave the door open: page 128

–          drop everything: page 128

–          don’t worry about him/her; Just ignore him/her ; forget about him/her: page 128

–          leave him hanging: page 129

–          let it go; give it up (to god) : page 129

–          everyone’s talking about…: page 129

–          down on his luck: page 129

–          knight in shining armor: page 130

–          to wash one’s hands of…: page 130

–          arrogant ; full of himself ; stuck up: page 130

–          to wait on (someone) hand and foot: page 130

–          carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders: page 130

–          has a lot on his mind ; has something on his mind: page 131

–          holding a grudge: page 131

–          shouldering (heavy) responsibilities : page 131

–          approx. making up for lost time: page 131

–          your wish is my command: page 132

–          tighten your belt: page 132

–          approx. good luck: page 132

–          tug of war: page 132

–          this too shall pass: page 133

–          funny and tragic at the same time: page 133

–          spineless: page 133

–          he’s foaming a the mouth: page 133

–          to cut (someone) out of one’s life: page 133

–          painstaking ; perfect down to the last detail: page 134

–          things are slow: page 134

–          make one’s way in the world ; get a start: page 134

–          looking to cause trouble: page 134

–          heard a rumor: page 135

–          to recover from…: page 135

–          you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours

–          are we cool? We’re cool: page 136

–          he gave a dirty look.: page 136

–          I felt sorry for him: page 136

–          A non-entity; like he doesn’t exist: page 137

–          Family ties: page 137

–          Clean up his mess; make amends: page 137

–          To get a bite: page 137

–          To laugh at; make fun of (someone) : page 138

–          To rip off (someone); to swindle: page 138

–          scam: page 138

–          to sweet talk (someone) : page 138

–          baffled; confounded; at a loss: page 139

–          give (someone) a call: page 139

–          glance at; take a peek: page 139

–          to blow (someone\something) off: page 139

–          skimming off the top: page 140

–          to shake one’s head (in astonishment) : page 140

–          to get flustered: page 140

–          died for nothing: page 140

–          to jump for joy: page 141

–          (you must) give in a little: page 141

–          Burning the candle at both ends: page 141

–          double: page 141

–          approx. new kid on the block: page 141

–          not my problem: page 142

–          to collapse; to fall in love: page 142

–          it just came to me: page 142

–          to exasperate; to be a pain in the butt: page 142

–          to explode; to blow up on (someone) : page 142

–          to give (someone) a hard time\a rough time: page 143

–          a big disappointment: page 143

–          to knock (someone\something); to find fault with (someone\something): page 144

–          to dredge up the past: page 144

–          slipped away; got away; slipped from my hands: page 144

–          to act badly: page 144

–          to give(someone) a break; to be patient with (someone): page 145

–          to make (someone) proud: page 145

–          approx. to make (someone) look good: page 145

–          I don’t need to remind you.. : page 145

–          To come around to (someone’s) way of thinking: page 146

–          To built in: page 146

–          Smooth; depilated: page 146

–          Can I be honest with you: page 147

–          Living it up: page 147

–          Living off of: page 147

–          Very happily married: page 147

–          I didn’t recognize you;  I didn’t you: page 148

–          To do one’s part: page 148

–          To quantity over quantity: page 148

–          Past its prime; has seen better days: page 149

–          Insincere invitation; half –hearted invitation: page 149

–          A bust: page 149

–          When hell freezes over; not in this lifetime: page 150

–          What is this world coming to: page 150

–          No hard feelings: page 150
a foreigner complex: page 151

–          Loo before you leap; think about what you’re doing: page 151

–          He’s losing it : page 152

–          Approx. to be in shock; to overreact: page 152

–          To put one’s foot in one’s mouth: page 152

–          Right around the corner: page 153

–          broke: page 153

–          for better or for worse: page 153

–          gladly: page 154

–          approx. the honorable: page 154

–          to his Sunday ; all dressed up: page 154

–          what are you gonna do about it: page 155

–          waiting for the first sale of the day: page 155

–          getting by; scrapping by; : page 155

–          freeloader; moocher: page 155

–          a dime a dozen: page 156

–          (I’m going to chase so-and-so) to the end of the earth: page 156

–          Slow; inefficient; drags his feet: page 156

–          Hanging by a thread: page 156

–          It’s not much: page 157

–          Grudgingly; against his better judgment; kicking and screaming: page 157

–          innocent: page 157

–          like crazy; like there’s no tomorrow: page 157

–          eligible; marriageable: page 157

–          a fling: page 158

–          “what do you need…for (anyway)?” : page 158

–          You got it!!; exactly: page 158

–          Approx. if only I could do it all over again/start over: page 158

–          heartbreaker: page 158

–          pouting: page 159

–          you read my mind; great minds think alike: page 159

–          to stand by (someone); to be there for (someone) : page 159

–          to make a huge deal out of (someone) : page 159: page 159

–          to promise (someone)the world: page 160

–          approx. to stoop to (someone’s) level…: page 160

–          to tread carefully around (someone) : page 160

–          approx. to take good care of…: page 160

–          sight unseen: page 161

–          not at all: page 161

–          knows exactly the right thing to say/do: page 161

–          how could you: page 162

–          shame on you: page 162

–          approx. .. will be the death of me: page 162

–          on the fence: page 163

–          forward: page 163

–          to have a crush on (someone) : page 163

–          is interested in (someone)(romantically) : page 164

–          approx. to be eyeing (something) : page 164

–          livid; seething with anger: page 164

–          knows everything that goes on around here; doesn’t miss anything; nothing gets by him: page 165

–          wide awake: page 165

–          my pleasure: page 165

–          approx. I’m sure he has a good reason: page 165

–          his intention are noble; he has good intention: page 166

–          drowning in problems: page 166

–          head over heels: page 166

–          unwillingly; not by choice: page 166

–          dead wrong: page 166

–          to miss out: page 167

–          approx. she missed the boat: page 167

–          to be suspicious of (someone) : page 167

–          a nuisance; a pain in the butt: page 167

–          it’s too late;…before it’s too late: page 167

–          has it up to here: page 168

–          approx. “who does she think she is?” : page 168

–          keep your eyes open: page 168

–          like night and day; there’s no comparison: page 169

–          to call (something) off: page 169

–          a hop. Skip and a jump: page 169

–          just disappeared; up and disappeared: page 170

–          let’s change the subject; don’t go there: page 170

–          it’s all over town: page 170

–          doesn’t know where is his money went; goes through money like lines: page 170

–          can read between the lines: page 170

–          like two peas in a pod: page 171

–          good bye; minding (one’s) own business: page 171

–          when hell freezes over: page 171

–          keeps to himself: page 172

–          on the spot: page 172

–          at the peak of…: page 172

–          in the blink of an eye: page 173

–          to look foolish; to be embarrassed: page 174

–          don’t see eye to eye; not on the same page: page 174

–          in the firing line: page 174

–          business is slow: page 176

–          approx. to rip into (someone) : page 176

–          (right) in front of everyone: page 176

–          It could have been (much) worse: page 176

–          You can do it: page 176

–          Divorce papers: page 177

–          to be unable to have children: page 178

–          approx. to shoot oneself in the foot: page 178

–          approx. to squeeze (someone); put the squeeze on (someone) : page 178

–          to take away (someone’s) livelihood: page 178

–          to bring up (someone’s) name: page 179

–          (to do something) in the heat of the moment/ in a moment of anger: page 179

–          The mood was spoiled: page 179

–          Don’t remind me ; let’s not talk about that: page 180

–          Pure of heart: page 180

–          Has a heart of stone: page 180

–          fearless: page 180

–          worried sick: page 180

–          it breaks my heart: page 181

–          my heart is with you: page 181

–          I have an uneasy feeling: page 181

–          Not very nice; that wasn’t very nice: page 181

–          Has had bad luck: page 182

–          Tell me the truth; be honest with me: page 182

–          To get (someone) a lawyer: page 182

–          Rumors and innuendo: page 182

–          To be stuck with (someone) : page 183

–          To have (something) on/over someone: page 183

–          Keep to himself; approx. keeps a low profile: page 183

–          peanuts: page 183

–          there’s no need for that: page 184

–          should have: page 184

–          That was then. this is now: page 184

–          That was then. this is now: page 184

–          Once upon a time: page 185

–          Don’t sweat the little stuff: page 185

–          Earned my respect: page 185

–          Has turned into a big deal; has become a big deal: page 185

–           Thank you so much/very much: page 186

–          But not really: page 186

–          To be a bad influence ( on someone): page 187

–          To despise: page 187

–          Groundbreaking; to make a mark; have an impact set the world on fire: page 187

–          Took the wind out of his sails: page 187

–          Bank statement; approx. a running tally; approx. keeping track: page 187

–          Cost an arm and leg: page 188

–          (to get/give someone) the runaround: page 188

–          Who comes out on top: page 189

–          Not that great: page 189

–          Move along people! There’s nothing to see here: page 189

–          This too shall pass; there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: page 189

–          Delicious; finger licking good: page 189

–          To take the bait: page 190

–          Once in a blue moon: page 190

–          Approx. stalling: page 190

–          Approx. everybody and their mother: page 190

–          A false rumor; approx. false alarm: page 191

–          He’s not buying it: page 191

–          B.S. : page 191

–          This is just between you and me: page 192

–           Big talk; it’s all a bunch of lies: page 192

–          There was nothing I could say: page 192

–          To go out of one’s way; you didn’t have to do that: page 193

–          Approx. went too far; was out of time; stepped over the line: page 193

–          Approx.in ten words or less: page 193

–          Wishy-washy; spineless: page 194

–          I wasn’t about to take it lying down; I couldn’t let it go: page 194

–          Give me/I need a straight answer: page 194

–          To break bread: page 194

–          (we’re all) in the same boat: page 195

–          That’s nothing: page 195

–          Look how far (you’ve/we’ve etc.) come: page 195

–          Feminine wiles: page 196

–          That wall’s in his court: page 196

–          Approx. cattiness: page 196

–          Useless; harmless: page 197

–          helpless: page 197

–          not at all (as a response to ‘thank you ”) : page 197

–          you snooze; you lose we don’t have all day; hurry up and decide: page 198

–          spotless; unassailable; beyond; reproach: page 198

–          just made everything worse it: page 199

–          there’s nothing wrong with (it) : page 199

–          in his Sunday best; all dressed up: page 199

–          Idle chitchat. Idle gossip idle chitchat. : page 199

–          Couldn’t get rid of (someone) : page  2010

–          Has a sharp tongue crass: : page 200

–          No luck yet: page 200

–          Green wet behind the area: page 200

–           Unopened still in the box: page 200

–          It’s still not too late: page 200

–          To slap (someone): page 201

–          To swipe; to steal: page 201

–          To play on (someone’s) heartstrings; appeal to (someone’s) emotions: page 201

–          To mess with (someone’s) head: page 201

–          Playing with the big boys: page 202

–          To hot the jackpot: page 202

–          Beating around the bush: page 202

–          Allude to ; refer to indirectly: page 202

–          To take the bait: page 203

–          Easy picking low-hanging fruit: page 203

–          Approx. has gonna to pot: page 203

–          Approx. has gonna downhill: page 203

–          Approx. put yourself together!; get yourself together straighten yourself out: page 204

–          Not in this life time; when hell freezes over; over my dead body: page 204

–          Swipe; pilfer; steal: page 205

–          You-know-who: page 206

–          All he ever cared about; all he ever wanted: page 206

–          Living paycheck to paycheck: page 207

–          That’s what I was afraid of: page 207

–          Approx. every penny I have; the only one I have; all I have: page 207

–          To make matters worse; as if that weren’t bad enough: page 208

–          Just got through (doing something) : page 208

–          Approx. nothing’s changed: page 209

–          Approx. you-know-who: page 209

–          Approx. generous to a fault: page 209

–          His mind is made up: page 209

–          I have enough problems of my own: page 209

–          All will be revealed: page 210

–          This is all I have to offer; this is the best I can do: page 210

–          I’m sorry. I had no idea: page 210

–          Same old same old: page 211

–          How many times do I have to tell you: page 211

–          Whatever happens, happens: page 211

–          Approx. do what you think is right; approx. do what you think is best: page 211

–          Approx. you’re gonna get it: page 212

–          Wedding night: page 212

–          She has a past: page 212

–          No not you: page 212

–          You’re well aware of the (financial) situation: page 213

–          Am not buying it; you’re not fooling anyone: page 213

–          (i) have to choice; (my) back is against the wall: page 213

–          (we’re) left with no choice; we have no choice; there’s no alternative: page 213

–          Can’t keep a secret: page 214

–          Won’t give a straight answer; wishy-washy: page 214

–          Can’t read or write: page 214

–          Please don’t take this the wrong way.. : page 214

–          foolproof: page 214

–          meticulous: page 215

–          let the little things go: page 215

–          don’t encourage him; don’t give him the wrong impression: page 215

–          didn’t have the heart: page 215

–          not now; this is not the time: page 216

–          haven’t heard hype no hair of (him) : page 216

–          to get nowhere; to get/end up with nothing: page 216

–          anyway ..; that’s neither here nor there; getting to the point: page 216

–          (strictly) by the book: page 217

–          I don’t have the patience right now: page 217

–          They don’t get along: page 217

–          What’s the use?; what’s the point: page 217

–          Brainless: page 218

–          Shouldn’t have : page 218

–          Wasted no time: page 218

–          Never asked for anything; self-sufficient: page 218

–          Doesn’t know his head; form a hole in the  ground: page 219

–          Don’t let him scare you: page 219

–          There was nothing he could say: page 219

–          Rubs me the wrong way: page 220

–          Was petrified: page 220

–          (one who) is going to be sorry; approx. poor basted; unlucky bastard: page 220

–          to have something on/over (someone): page 221

–          doing it his way: page 221

–          one who minds his own business: page 221

–          upright: page 222

–          talking his sweet times: page 222

–          to follow (someone’s) lead; to go along with (someone) : page 222

–          slutty; whore: page 222

–          dead; not a soul around: page 223

–          he can fix anything/can do anything: page 223

–          theirs is no need: page 223

–          not a soul around: page 223

–          tough luck: page 223

–          what’s wrong: page 224

–          you’re losing out: page 224

–          to vouch for: page 224

–          can’t stand (someone): page 225

–          you’re dreaming: page 225

–          certifiable: page 225

–          needs a shoulder to cry on; could use a hug: page 225

–          to rack one’s brain; to think about (a problem) : page 225

–          thinking about; mulling (something) over; working on ( a problem) : page 226

–          like’s to treat himself/live it up: page 226

–          the bottom line; the point: page 226

–          good riddance: page 226

–          always has to (do something)… : page 226

–          let bygones be bygones; forgive and forget: page 227

–          to rip (someone) a new one; read (someone) the riot act: page 227

–          to kiss (someone’s) butt; to brown nose: page 227

–          gaffe-prone; has foot-in-mouth disease: page 228

–          itching to; dying to: page 228

–          find middle ground: page 228

–          has the upper hand; is holding all the cards: page 228

–          to hold one’s tongue: page 229

–          to know (someone’s) weakness; to take advantage of (someone’s)weakness/weak spot: page 229

–          not worth it: page 229

–          doesn’t let up; never stops: page 229

–          can’t live without her; is lost without her: page 230

–          don’t feel like it: page 230

–          has had enough; has had it with: page 230

–          can’t reach it: page 230

–          overwhelmed; doesn’t know where to start: page 231

–          doesn’t where to start; to know where one stand: page 231

–          can’t get anywhere with (someone) : page 231can’t stand up; has to sit down: page 232

–          don’t want to give them the satisfaction: page 232

–          can’t keep up with (someone); not on the same wavelength: page 232

–          not worthy: page 233

–          money doesn’t grow on trees: page 233

–          what am I. chopped liver: page 233

–          it’s not in the cards: page 234

–          he’s out of her league; she’s out of his league: page 234

–          I don’t have time for this: page 234

–          Not so good: page 234

–          What are you doing to do about it: page 235

–          With malice aforethought: page 235

–          Out of control: page 235

–          He means well: page 236

–          loose: page 236

–          meant to be: page 236

–          cleaning me out; bleeding me dry: page 236

–          clipping his wings: page 237

–          ladies’ man: page 237

–          to throw one’s self into; spending all (one’s) time: page 237

–          has no family left: page 237

–          clairvoyant: page 238

–          mission accomplished: page 238

–          condemned to eternal damnation: page 238

–          the point is: page 239

–          essentially: page 239

–          out of the blue; for no good reason: page 239

–          acquaintances: page 239

–          for your lip to god’s ears: page 240

–          under the table: page 240

–          approx. leave no stone unturned; approx. to the end of the earth: page 240

–          (to look someone over/check someone out) surreptitiously: page 240

–          From the bottom of his heart: page 240

–          The whole story; from the beginning to the end: page 241

–          Out of need, out of necessity: page 241

–          (just) barged in: page 241

–          Sorry to interrupt: page 241

–          Just your luck; just (his/my etc.)luck: page 241

–          likewise: page 242

–          a little of everything: page 242

–          he didn’t mean that: page 243

–          behind his back: page 243

–          approx. you’ll never change: page 243

–          approx. one of us: page 243

–          alimony: page 244

–          flaky: page 244

–          the usual; same old same old: page 244

–          it never rains but it pours; one thing after another: page 244

–          there’s something fishy: page 245

–          no one is in charge: page 245

–          even; matching: page 245

–          the good thing about him is; what I like about him: page 246

–          no-show: page 246

–          approx. you’re biased: page 246

–          that wasn’t what he was expecting: page 246

–          (a place is) packed: page 247

–          Good people: page 247

–          Fighting like cats and dogs: page 247

–          Got what he wanted: page 248

–          Sleeping on the job: page 248

–          Approx. rise and shine: page 248

–          Bailing out: page 248

–          Up to no good: page 249

–          Fully intend to: page 249

–          Approx. immediately ..(did something) : page 249

–          A lucky break; a gift from heaven: page 249

–          i’ve lost respect for him: page 249

–          kept me hanging: page 250

–          his better  half: page 250

–          the lion’s share: page 250

–          that’s just his luck: page 250

–          approx. it got physical/to come to blows: page 250

–          make a buck: page 251

–          has bad eyes: page 251

–          to make (someone’s) life miserable: page 251

–          pompousness: page 251

–          barely escaped with his life: page 252

–          out of breath: page 252

–          not picky; will eat anything: page 253

–          lost his appetite: page 253

–          has a good appetite: page 253

–          craving sour fools: page 253

–          forget about him: page 253

–          meet halfway: page 254

–          put a lid on it: page 254

–          to start over: page 254

–          approx. an hour in the morning is worth two in the evening: page 254

–          you’re going to get it; you’re going to be sorry: page 255

–          anyway; the point is; getting to the point: page 255

–          thank you for clarifying: page 255

–          get to the point; what’s the point: page 256

–          means nothing (to him) : page 256

–          to have it in for (someone) : page 256

–          figured it out: page 256

–          approx. to shrug one’s shoulders: page 257

–          funny and tragic at the same time: page 257

–          obsessed with food/eating: page 257

–          tell me about it; you’re telling me : page 257

–          who do you think you are? : page 258

–          what’s this about?; what’s going on here? : page 258

–          aren’t we going a bit overboard: page 259

–          sacred duty: page 259

–          tit for tat: page 260

–          slow down: page 260

–          pissed; miffed: page 261

–          used to it: page 261

–          arrogant; full of himself: page 261

–          approx. going it alone: page 261

–          it’s a man’s world: page 262

–          clear as day: page 262

–          head over heels in love: page 262

–          madly in love: page 262

–          breathing down his neck; picking apart everything he does: page 263

–          standing in my way: page 263

–          fast riser: page 263

–          etc. and all the rest of it: page 264

–          I’m telling you the truth: page 264

–          You know better than anyone: page 266

–          Until it ends; until it’s over etc. : page 266

–          Intractable; won’t go away: page 267

–          (emotionally) draining: page 267

–          Set us back: page 267

–          You’re doing it the hard way: page 268

–          I swear to god: page 268

–          To make someone pay: page 269

–          Long time no see: page 269

–          Is good luck; brings good luck: page 269

–          Is bad luck; brings bad luck: page 270

–          Out of the woods: page 270

–          Get the crab beat out of him; got thrashed: page 271

–          To let (something) slip put: page 271

–          To fall in love : page 271

–          Fell into (our) trap: page 271

–          Brought about his own undoing: page 272

–          To ruin (someone’s) reputation: page 272

–          Put out roadblocks: page 273

–          To form a united front: page 273

–          Approx. to put a stop to (someone’s wrongdoing) : page 273

–          Unexpected: page 273

–          No one will be the wiser: page 273

–          Doesn’t scare me ; I’m not worried about: page 274

–          Great minds think alike: page 274

–          And so it shall be; so be it: page 274

–          (completely) oblivious: page 274

–          Approx. really something; something else: page 275

–          Approx. just kill me now: page 275

–          Approx. may the best man win: page 275

–          Hello? Anybody home? : page 275

–          Apple of my eye; my precious one: page 275

–          Poor thing! : page 276

–          My heart goes out to: page 276

–          Approx. you idiot: page 276

–          As if this never happened: page 276

–          It’s not worth dying for: page 277

–          I can’t believe you  (did something) : page 277

–          It’ll either work out or it won’t; What’s the worst that can happen? : page 277

–          How could you?; shame on you: page 277

–          Oh my goodness: page 278

–          I feel for you: page 278

–          What a pleasant surprise: page 279

–          Approx. starting from zero; approx. back to square one: page 279

–          Making a fortune off (someone’s) stupidity/mistakes/incompetence: page 280

–          To ogle: page 280

–          So many: page 280

–          To get on (someone’s) case (for something minor) : page 281

–          To break the ice : page 281

–          To actualize oneself; to self-actualize: page 281

–          Justice at last: page 282

–          Falling upon deaf ears: page 282

–          To save one’s pride: page 283

–          Get one’s energy: page 283

–          Well-said: page 284

–          Give (someone) hell: page 284

–          Fishing in troubled waters: page 284

–          Divide and conquer: page 284

–          A (complete) mess: page 285

–          To snag (someone) : page 285

–          To set things right: page 285

–          Approx. know everything: page 285

–          To go to the little boys/girls room: page 285

–          make a mountain out of a molehill: page 285

–          approx. I don’t have a magic wand make a mountain out of a molehill: page 286

–          who need’s…anyway: page 286

–          to acknowledge one was wrong: page 286

–          get established in life: page 287

–          looking out for number one: page 287

–          charlatan: page 287

–          to touch on (a topic); to glance at (something) : page 287

–          fuming: page 287

–          to waste one’s time to beat one’s head against the wall: page 288

–          please; if you would be so kind: page 288

–          hilarious: page 288

–          leave someone hanging; to leave (someone) out in the cold: page 288

–          the day of: page 288

–          it’s going to be one of those days: page 289

–          da-to-day: page 289

–          some days are good some days are bad: page 289

–          you win some you lose some: page 289