Meaning: any geographical area that is thought to be dangerous or threatening, usually as a consequence of political or military activity.
Example: The alley behind the schoolyard is effectively a "red zone," since that is where all of the bullies hang out. Read on
Meaning: declining an offer that might be taken up later.
Example: He said he would take a rain check on visiting us today. Read on
Meaning: to leave.
Meaning: It is a phrase used to describe something you know is not in good condition, but you have to select it since you don't have an option of choosing the better one.
Meaning: when you have to face your challenges
Example: John had an excellent idea for a project, but his colleagues weren't sure what would happen where the rubber meets the road. Read on
Meaning: a narrow escape from disaster
Meaning: to start doing something because it is fashionable or profitable
Example: get on the bandwagon Read on
Meaning: not retreat
Example: We stood our ground on the footpath, and then eventually, all the cows moved away. Read on
Example: We had a good game, but the score was goose egg. Read on
Meaning: be very close to accomplishing a goal but fall short
Example: You did quite well for someone who was playing for the first time. You attempt for close, but no cigar. Read on