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Metaphor

An expression which describes a person or object in a library way by referring to something that is considered too have similar characteristics to the person or object you are trying to describe

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Be on the ball

Be very aware of things and ready to act - like a good footballer

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Keep someone/something on a tight rein

Have a lot of control over someone/ something - like a rider having control over a horse

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Has an eye for

Good at finding

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Keep a (close) eye on someone/something

Watch them carefully

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In safe hand

The person in charge is capable

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Go hand in hand with something else

Exist together and are interconnected

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Rule of thumb

Be calculating something in a way that is not exact but will allow you to be accurate enough

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See the light

Understand something

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Cast light on something

Making it easier to understand

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Blow hot and cold

Someone who is enthusiastic at one time and not at another

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If someone is hotheaded

Then they react quickly on the basis of their feelings without thinking first

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Cold-hearted

Without feeling

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Pay dividend

Bring you advantages