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on the line

Meaning: to be at serious risk.

Example: Put your toes on the line and form up! Read on

a quick buck

Meaning: to make money quickly.

Example: He decided to make a quick buck by selling his CD collection. Read on

easier said than done

Meaning: to explain that a task is easier to talk about than perform.

Example: It's easier said than done when it comes to convincing people that something is true. Read on

have designs on

Meaning:

Example: to have a plan or secret desire to get something. Read on

keep one’s own counsel

Meaning: say little or nothing about one's opinions or intentions.

Example: I doubted what he said, but I kept my own counsel. Read on

been around

Meaning: (existed) been present and active.

Example: This is not a new viral video; it's been around for a couple of years. Read on

sacred cow

Meaning: something that people believe or accept as true without questioning it.

Example: The journalist esteemed too many sacred cows. Read on

come to grief

Meaning: to have an accident or suffer disaster.

Example: Their relationship came to grief following their disastrous vacation. Read on

make a clean breast

Meaning: to tell the truth about something.

Example: Sharon made a clean breast of it and threw Ashley under the bus. Read on

bone to pick

Meaning: having a complaint that needs to be discussed.

Example: Jake walked up to Robert and told him that he had a bone to pick with him. Read on

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dig own grave

dig own grave Meaning: do something stupid that will seriously harm oneself, cause one’s own ruin or downfall. Example: If she continues to behave like this to her … Read on

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