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it’s not brain surgery

Meaning: to indicate that a specific task is simple and easy to undertake 

Example: Learning to ride a bike is simple, it's not brain surgery. Read on

the brains behind

Meaning: used to refer to the person who originally invented a particular scheme, plan or idea

Example: Gladys was the brains behind the successful birthday party that left all the children smiling on their way back home. Read on

word of mouth

Meaning: oral communication

Example: To truly create the right buzz about this movie, we need to get the required word of mouth going in this city. Read on

big mouth

Meaning: someone who talks too much

Example: Your big mouth always gets you in trouble at school, Steven! Read on

bare bones

Meaning: most basic and important elements or facts

Example: Wendy told us a bare-bones version of the long story. Read on

cold shoulder

Meaning: to treat somebody with coldness and contempt

Example: I fought with my wife, and she is now giving me the cold shoulder. Read on

leg up

Meaning: give or receive assistance to achieve a goal

Example: Completing the summer study program gives pupils a leg up in the following academic year. Read on

skeleton in the closet

Meaning: a secret of an embarrassing, guilty or shameful nature that you don't want to disclose

Example: I have come to know that Eric has a skeleton in his cupboard. Read on

on/to hand

Meaning: present, nearby, close, or easily accessible

Example: My parents are always on hand if we need a babysitter. Read on

heads will roll

Meaning: people will be fired or forced to resign

Example: Heads are going to roll when the boss finds out about the missing stock. Read on

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variety is the spice of life

Meaning: new and exciting practices make life more attractive

Example: I started learning tennis after having tried swimming because variety is the spice of life. Read on

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