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it’s not brain surgery

Meaning: to indicate that a specific task is simple and easy to undertake 

Example: Learning to ride a bike is simple, it's not brain surgery. Read on

blind spot

Meaning: if you have a blind spot about something, you cannot accept or understand it

Example: Please don't point out my "blind spots" to me; I would rather find them on my own. Read on

skeleton in the closet

Meaning: a secret of an embarrassing, guilty or shameful nature that you don't want to disclose

Example: I have come to know that Eric has a skeleton in his cupboard. Read on

bitter pill

Meaning: something unpleasant to be endured

Example: Finding out that she was adopted was a hard pill for Hailey to take. Read on

prevention is better than cure

Meaning: easier to stop problems than correct them later

Example: It is good to keep vaccinations up to date as prevention is better than cure. Read on

chill pill

Meaning: something that has a relaxing outcome

Example: Can someone please tell Matthew to take a chill pill? We will be on time for the party. Read on

outbreak

outbreak Meaning the beginning of something suddenly the start of something unpleasant, usually a disease Example Sentences The influenza outbreak had begun that year. I had an outbreak … Read on

cold turkey

Meaning: in a unexpected and sudden way

Example: He had been trying to quit smoking since a year but couldn't, so he decided to go cold turkey. Read on

bitter medicine

Meaning: something difficult to accept

Example: Initially, the lockdown during the pandemic was bitter medicine for all. Read on

butterflies in stomach

Meaning: to feel very nervous and restless

Example: He had butterflies in his stomach as he walked out onto the stage for his dance performance. Read on

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pitch in

Meaning: join in and help with something

Example: On Jane's birthday her friends decided to pitch in and have a surprise party for her. Read on

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