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in one’s blood

Meaning: a natural or inherited characteristic.

Example: Singing is in Nina's blood. Read on

not all it’s cracked up to be

Meaning: Not as good as people say it is.

Example: The highly ranked institutions in Boston aren't all they're cracked up to be. Read on

in the pink

Meaning: in good health and spirits.

Example: As a famous president, he has the perfect reason to be in the pink. Read on

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

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out of the frying pan into the fire

Meaning: to go from a bad to worse situation

Example: In a bid to gain independence, she agreed to get married early, not knowing she was jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. Read on

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