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lose your marbles

Meaning: strange behaviors.

Example: When he made the decision to make his selecting passion a full-time endeavor, everyone said, "James, you've lost your marbles." Read on

give it a whirl

Meaning: to try something new.

Example: The ski instructor told Sally to "give it a whirl" on the beginner's ski slope by following his exact moves. Read on

short fuse

Meaning: to get angry quickly.

Example: He has a short fuse. He loses his temper for things that don't provoke others to high levels of angry emotion. Read on

a whole new ball game

Meaning: a significant change in circumstances.

Example: For most young adults, moving out is a whole new ball game. Read on

like a duck to water

Meaning: to do something very quickly and enjoy doing it.

Example: She's taken to her grandmother's house like a duck to water. Read on

down for the count

Meaning: doomed, finished, or defeated.

Example: I doubt she'll leave the hospital. Her illness has her down for the count. Read on

day in, day out

Meaning: every day, without respite.

Example: They had to endure the city's dirt and noise day in, day outRead on

right as rain

Meaning: to imply that everything is satisfactory.

Example: He was right as rain after a few days in bed after getting injured. Read on

keep your pants on

Meaning: to tell someone to be calm.

Example: I told him to keep his pants on after being punked. Read on

wrap one’s head around

Meaning: to understand and appreciate.

Example: It can be hard to wrap your head around what exactly happened. Read on

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pay lip service

Meaning: to agree by word of mouth only

Example: He paid lip service to the cause, but he hasn't lent a hand yet. Read on

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