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nail in the coffin

Meaning: an action/event that will help bring about the death, end, or failure of something or someone

Example: She was late for the fourth day in a row. It will be another nail in her coffin when the boss hears about it. Read on

break the ice

Meaning: to do or say something that makes people feel more comfortable, especially at the start of a meeting or party

Example: Jone suggested playing a party game to break the ice. Read on

more than meets the eye

Meaning: not as simple as it looks

Example: I had done some research, but there's more to the subject than meets the eye. Read on

in the red

Meaning: more money going out than coming in

Example: If your bank account goes in the red, the bank will charge you for every transaction. Read on

white elephant

Meaning: an expensive item with no use or purpose

Example: Everyone thought the Olympic stadiums would be a white elephant after the closing ceremony. Read on

in hand

Meaning: under control

Example: Don't worry about a thing; I've got it all in hand. I did it all online. Read on

straight shooter

Meaning: someone who speaks the truth

Example: I really like Ken. He's a straight shooter, that's for sure. Read on

crack the whip

Meaning: make someone work harder by asserting power or authority

Example: We'd better get some work done, or he'll crack the whip when he gets back from his tea break. Read on

heads will roll

Meaning: people will be fired or forced to resign

Example: Heads are going to roll when the boss finds out about the missing stock. Read on

rocket science

Meaning: something very difficult to understand

Example: I've no idea why Kelly can't make a spreadsheet, and it's not exactly rocket science is it? Read on

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read the riot act

Meaning: warning someone by scolding them to improve their behavior

Example: She'd been bearing bad behavior from her employee and thought it was time to read him the riot act. Read on

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