Feeling

like a cat on a hot tin roof

Meaning: in a state of agitation.

Example: The coach acted like a cat on a hot tin roof throughout the game. Read on

tickle someone’s fancy

Meaning: to attract or interest someone.

Example: Does the menu have anything that tickles your fancyRead on

Great Scott

Meaning: "Great Scott!" is an interjection of surprise, wonder, or consternation.

Example: She took one look at the screen before crying out "Great Scott!" in celebration. Read on

spare someone’s blushes

Meaning: to stop someone from feeling awkward or embarrassed.

Example: My teacher spoke up to spare the blushes of the new student. Read on

on top of the world

Meaning: in a good mood as everything is going well for you

Example: He was on top of the world after he won the World Marathon Championships. Read on

happy go lucky

Meaning: cheerful

Example: Even though it was storming outside, he kept his sunny disposition since he was happy-go-lucky. Read on

burst the bubble

Meaning: the sudden end of a very happy or successful period

Example: She looked so happy about getting married that her sister just couldn't burst the bubble. Read on

feel blue

Meaning: to feel sad or depressed

Example: Yesterday I felt blue, and nothing seemed to cheer me up. Read on

in hot water

Meaning: in trouble or state of shame

Example: The opposition leader landed himself in a whole load of hot water after making several vulgar comments. Read on

black mood

Meaning: to be angry, irritable or in a temper

Example: Geoff was in one of his black moods today, and no amount of cajoling could snap him out of it. Read on

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high up

Meaning: to have an important standing in society

Example: With the way he barked orders at the workers, everyone got the impression that he is high up in the company. Read on

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