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pass the buck

Meaning: passing blame to another person

Example: That particular supervisor tends to pass the buck of all light duties to newly hired interns. Read on

call bluff

Meaning: to challenge to prove one's claim, when they are likely attempting to deceive

Example: When the employee threatened to quit if he was not given a pay rise, the boss called his bluff. Read on

the ball is in your court

Meaning: the initiative for taking action lies with somebody

Example: We did what we could, and now the ball is in your court. Read on

king of the hill

Meaning: be the undisputed champion

Example: He made £3 million before he was 30, so he is the king of the hill in this industry. Read on

knock out

Meaning: knockout

Example: Does your brother really think that he can knock out the biggest guy in school? I would like to see him try. Read on

on your mark

Meaning: absolutely accurate

Example: Runners, please get ready. On your mark, get set, go! Read on

ginger up

Meaning: to cheer up a group or any activity

Example: As soon as they heard about the picnic - the children in the class gingered up. 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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