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Flashcards in Idioms Deck (20):
1

My hands are tidied, I'm afraid.

No choice.

2

Don't jump the gun.

Wait.

3

You'll have to swallow your pride.

Apologise.

4

Have you been burning the candle at both ends?

Working all hours.

5

There's something fishy going on.

Puzzling.

6

He's a dark horse.

Secretive.

7

I killed two birds with one stone.

Efficient.

8

That's a real can of worms.

Complex problem.

9

I'm sorry. I've let the cat out of the bag.

Not secret anymore.

10

You look like a million dollars.

Compliment.

11

It's six of one, dozen of the other.

Makes no difference.

12

Don't throw your toys out of the pram!

Persevere.

13

That's just sour grapes.

Overreaction.

14

He's rolling in it.

Rich.

15

It's not a level playing field.

Unfair.

16

Keep your chin up.

Bitter words.

17

It worked like a charm.

Success.

18

Put a sock in it, will you!

Be quiet.

19

I'm on the dole.

Unemployed.

20

He can eat like a horse.

Big appettite.