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1

wild goose chase

a hopeless quest

2

kick the bucket

to die

3

new york minute

very fast

4

cut off your nose to spite your face

doing something out of anger that hurts yourself more than anyone else

5

acid test

sure test

6

wear your heart on your sleeve

easily showing your emotions

7

achilles heel

a weakness

8

writing on the wall

danger or disaster is iminent

9

baptism by fire

a tragic ordeal. usually involves a marter

10

the elephant in the room

a topic we all know about but do not speak about

11

dont look a gift horse in the mouth

dont be ungrateful

12

fall guy

someone who takes the blame

13

pearls before swine

giving something of value to someone who cant appreciate it

13

never the twain shall meet

two things are so different that they will never unite

13

no holds barred

no restrictions or rules

13

no man is an island

human beings dont thrive when isolated from others

13

over a barrel

helpless in someone elses power

13

once in a blue moon

very rare event

19

kangaroo court

a false court

20

gild the lily

over embellish

21

laughing stock

the object of ridicule

22

get down to brass tacks

engage with basic facts or realities

23

know the ropes

know how to do something