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the devil is beating his wife

Meaning: raining whereas the sun is shining.

Example: The sunshower is said to occur when the devil is beating his wife in various German-speaking countries. Read on

time and again

Meaning: to be repeated very often

Example: The children have been explained this sequence time and again but just refuse to follow suit. Read on

crush

Meaning: feel love-sick for someone.

Example: I think Steve has a crush on our new English teacher; he always looks forward to her classes and even goes to ask questions after classes, though he doesn't need to. Read on

chew the fat

Meaning: to have friendly banter for hours on end.

Example: I've been meaning to get a hold of my friends from the US for quite a while. If I can manage to do that after the party, then I'll go and chew the fat with them at our regular hangout. Read on

bury head in the sand

Meaning: hide from the truth

Example: Finals begin in a week and if I continue to bury my head in the sand, I'll be taking this class again next semester. Read on

break the news

Meaning: to make something known to everybody.

Example: We are going to have to break the news to the kids that the concert has been cancelled. Read on

turn the tables

Meaning: change your position with respect to someone else.

Example: After flying back to town, I went to Jenna's place uninformed to surprise her & to my amaze she had already planned a party to welcome me. I should have known she is smart enough to turn the tables. Read on

in the pink

Meaning: in good health and spirits.

Example: As a famous president, he has the perfect reason to be in the pink. Read on

buy time

Meaning: to do something in order to postpone an event, a result, etc.

Example: I am currently delivering pizza, buying time to apply for a better job. Read on

hit the panic button

Meaning: prepare for disaster

Example: Dad's fishing pole dove into the lake without warning, and he hit the panic button before jumping up with the reel-spinning like crazy in his hand. Read on

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