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Cost an arm and a leg

(bir) servete mal olmak

Last-minute flights don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

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On the horizon

ufukta belirmiş

Spring break is on the horizon.

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Get the blues

Morali bozulmak

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In full swing

Tam faaliyet halinde, en yoğun döneminde

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Spread the word

Haberi gelişmeyi yaymak, duymayan kalmasın

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Break even

Başa baş gelmek

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Take a dip

Dalış yapmak, suya dalıp çıkmak

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Reap the benefit

Semeresini görmek

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Break a leg

A way to wish someone good luck

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To live it up

To enjoy life

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To kick the bucket

To die

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Shape up or ship out

When you tell someone if their behavior does not improve they will have to leave

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To spill the beans

To tell a secret

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It's raining cats and dogs

It's raining hard

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Top dog

The leader

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To smell a rat

To think that something is wrong

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To chicken out

Not doing an activity because of fear

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To eat like a horse

To eat a lot

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To break someone's heart

To cause soneone to feel sad

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Burn the midnight oil

To work studiously late into the night

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Up in the air

Sth has not been resolved, finished or answered yet. It usually refers to a plan or a decision that has not been decided or being uncertain.

I think I can do it quickly, but the exact schedule is still up in the air.

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Hit the books

To study, especially with particular intensity

They go to the beach when they should be hitting the books and then they wonder why they get bad grades.

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Hit the sack

To go to bed.

.. A soldier gets the tired feet and is eager to hit the sack.

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Twist someone's arm

To persuade someone to do sth. If someone twisted your arm, it means that someone has done a great job of convincing you to do sth you might not have wanted to do.

They had to twist his arm, but they got him to join the project.

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Stab someone in the back

To betray someone.

He was stabbed in the back by his friends.

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Lose touch

To cease to be familiar with someone or something (e.g. some certain skill or talent). This also refers to the lost in the ability to communicate or have contact with others. To make it simple, if you lose your touch, you lose your ability or skills you once had when working with things/situations, or dealing/communicating with people.

It looks like you have lost your touch with the girls in the class.

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Sit tight

To wait patiently or to remain quiet or relatively motionless. If sb tells you to sit tight, they would like you to wait and take no action until they say otherwise.

I will be back in a few minutes, so sit tight while I go find her.

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Pitch in

To help out, to lend assistance, or to contribute

If we all pitch in, we can raise enough money for the renovation of the library.

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Pull someone's leg

To tease someone, to lead someone on or to goad someone into overreacting. The term usually implies teasing or goading by jokingly lying. "To fool or trick someone"

I had't pulled Ms Jane's leg for any of that stuff, she had just handed it to me on a platter, and that wasn't my fault.

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Face the music

To accept or confront the unpleasant consequences of one's action.

He failed the exam as he was so lazy. So he's going to have to face the music.

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On the ball

To reference someone that is alert, active, or attentive. "On top of things"
If you say someone is on the ball, you mean that he/she understands the situation well.

If I had been more on the ball I would have asked when he called me.

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Rule of thumb

A general guideline, rather than a strict rule. Thus "rule of thumb" is a common understanding which is based on experience or general knowledge.

The usual rule of thumb says that to calculate when an investment will double, divide 70 by the interest rate.

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Ring a bell

To seem at least vaguely familiar.

His face rings a bell, I wonder if I know him from somewhere.

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Under the weather

To reference someone that is somewhat ill or gloomy. So "feeling a bit under the weather" simply means feeling slightly ill.

I'm sorry, I feel a bit under the weather, I think I cannot join the party tonight.

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Blow off steam

To rant (talk loudly and in a way that shows anger) or shout in order to relieve stress.

Don't take it personally when he shouts like that. He's just blowing off steam.

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Behind closed doors

Done in secret

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Begin to see the light

To begin to understand

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Bet on the wrong horse

To misread the future

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Bent on doing

To be determined to do something

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Bite off more than one can chew

To do more than one's ability

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Bite the bullet

To face a difficult situation bravely

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Bitter pill to swallow

An unpleasant fact that must be accepted

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Black sheep of the family

Worst member

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Blessing in disguise

Sth that seems unfortunate but turns out to be a positive

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Blind leading the blind

Someone who doesn't understand sth but tries to explain it to other

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Blow your own horn

To talk a lot about your achievements

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Blow someone's mind

Excite someone

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Take matters into own hands

Kendi göbeğini kendi kesmek
Bir sorunu kendi çözmek

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Hang over someone's head

(Sınav vb) birini endişelendirmek

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Fraught with danger

Tehlike dolu

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Groundbreaking

Ezber bozan

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Take a toll

Durumunu kötüleştirmek, olumsuz anlamda etkilemek, büyük zarar vermek

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Rein back on someone

Dizginlemek

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Dodge a bullet

Ucuz atlatmak

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Tarnish one's good reputation

Adını lekelemek

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Prey on mind

Canından bezdirmek