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easy money

Meaning: Rewards, progress or other good results with little or no effort.

Example: The problem is that the working class perpetually has to struggle to get by, whereas the rich continually have access to easy money. Read on

hit the hay

Meaning: to go to sleep or head to bed.

Example: I have to get up early, so I better hit the hay soon.  Read on

hit the sack

Meaning: to go to bed

Example: I am really tired after all that exercise. I am going to hit the sack. Read on

on the blink

Meaning: to be malfunctioning or not operating correctly.

Example: The computer is on the blink again; I really need to check whether there's a virus causing problems. Read on

busy as a beaver

Meaning: work very hard and actively.

Example: I often find my husband in the garage, busy as a beaver, working on some new project. Read on

red zone

Meaning: any geographical area that is thought to be dangerous or threatening, usually as a consequence of political or military activity.

Example: The alley behind the schoolyard is effectively a "red zone," since that is where all of the bullies hang out. Read on

hand in hand

Meaning: close ties or connections

Example: I saw a couple walking hand in hand along the beach.  Read on

upside down

Meaning: literally refers to an object that has been reoriented so that the portion which would otherwise be considered the top is now at the bottom, i.e., it is in an inverted position.

Example: Out of embarrassment, I turned the book upside down so that he would not see the title of what I was reading. Read on

make common cause

Meaning: to enter into an agreement or shared effort, especially for expedient purposes and with a party (or parties) otherwise deemed to be enemies.

Example: We have set aside our disagreements and made common cause. Read on

red book

red book Meaning any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles. analogically, an authoritative … Read on

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lose head

Meaning: not have control over your emotions

Example: He is usually very calm and does not lose his head in stressful situations. Read on

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