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|A little birdie told me||Someone told me, but I won’t say who|
|A wing and a prayer||Maybe it will turn out okay, but it doesn’t look good|
|Ace up your sleeve||Hiding something you plan to use later|
|Bee in your bonnet||Bothered about something; irritated|
|Buy a pig in a poke||Agreeing to accept something you haven’t seen|
|Chickens come home to roost||Trouble you cause will come back to you|
|Cream puff||Someone who is easy, not tough, weak|
|Dark horse candidate||The candidate not expected to win; underdog|
|Eat crow||You were wrong; you have to take back what you said|
|Eat your hat||Sure you’re right; no danger of being proven wrong|
|Egg on your face||Everyone knows you did or said something foolish|
|Fiddling while Rome burns||Playing around and not taking care of urgent business|
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|Go fly a kite||Go away; do something else; leave me alone|
|Gum up the works||Mess things up; causing confusion or malfunction|
|Humdinger (Doozie)||Something or a result that is fantastic; exceptional|
|Jump on the bandwagon||Do something just because others are doing it|
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|Keep your head down||Don’t do anything dangerous or draw attention to yourself|
|Little pitchers have big ears||Children are listening when we don’t think they are|
|Long in the tooth||Old; has lived a long life; implies wisdom|
|No quarter asked, none given||No one will ask for mercy and no one will give mercy|
|Off the cuff||Without thinking about it; spontaneous|
|Out in left field||Don’t really know what’s going on; off target|
|Point of no return||Too late to turn back, may as well keep going|
|Red Tape||Complications; rules and regulations|
|Run off at the mouth||Talk too much; say things that don’t need to be said|
|Salt of the earth||Solid members of society|
|Sing for your supper||Perform a service in return for something you want|
|Take with a grain of salt||Don’t take it too seriously; maybe true, maybe not|
|Tongue-in-cheek||Said in a humorous or sarcastic way|
|Wet behind the ears||Young and inexperienced|
|Wide place in the road||A very small town or roadside business|
|Wrong side of the tracks||From an undesirable part of town or social class|
|Your goose is cooked||It’s over, and you’re in trouble|
|Fish or cut bait||Make a choice and get it done, otherwise, step aside for others|
|Full of beans (prunes)||Foolish; dishonest; don't know what you're talking about|
|More than one way to skin a cat||More than one way to get the same results|
. . . and we have hundreds more . . .
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