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pain in the neck

Meaning: pain in the ass

Example: Mathematics is generally a real pain in the neck for most of the school and college students. Read on

head start

Meaning: to start ahead of the official start of an event

Example: I know that the paper only has to be in next week, but I would like to get a head start. Read on

heart goes out to

Meaning: to feel sympathy for someone when they are distressed

Example: Following the aftermath of the hurricane, my heart goes out to all the residents of New Orleans. Read on

stiff upper lip

Meaning: to be brave in the face of adversity

Example: Throughout the funeral of her parents, Mary kept a stiff upper lip. Read on

wet behind the ears

Meaning: immature or poor skill

Example: From the way the soldier handled the gun, everyone could tell that he was wet behind the ears. Read on

keep your nose clean

Meaning: to stay out of trouble by not doing anything wrong

Example: By avoiding the drug dealers on the corner street, James was making an effort to keep his nose clean. Read on

head-on

Meaning: front-to-front

Example: Even with the increased hostility at work, Amanda faced all her colleagues head-on as she pitched her new proposal. Read on

tight-lipped

Meaning: unwilling to speak about an event

Example: When it came the time for him to share stories of this conquests, he became strangely tight-lipped. Read on

back against the wall

Meaning: to be in a tough situation with limited options

Example: The company has its back against the wall and if the employees do not help out now, it will be bankrupt soon. Read on

button your lip

Meaning: to stop speaking

Example: "His continuous talking makes me wish he could button his lip." Read on

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have a ball

Meaning: to have a great time

Example: The team had a ball at the corporate event. Rarely are such parties so interesting for the employees. Read on

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