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a bald faced liar A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush a blast from the past
a bull in a china shop a carrot on a stick a case in point
a case of mistaken identity a chain is only as strong as its weakest link a chip off the old block
a corn-fed hick a cult of personality a dark horse
a diamond in the rough a face only a mother could love a feather in his cap
a fool and his money are soon parted a friend in need, is a friend indeed a frog in my throat
a gleam in your fathers eye a good man is hard to find a good rule of thumb
a good time was had by all a hair of the dog that bit you a horse of a different color
a jack of all trades and a master of none a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step a leopard doesnt change its spots
a little of this, a little of that a man for all seasons a mans home is his castle
a memory like an elephant a mind is a terrible thing to waste a necessary evil
a new lease on life a one-horse town a penny saved is a penny earned
a picture is worth a thousand words a poor excuse for a rolling stone gathers no moss
a rose by any other name would smell as sweet a shot in the dark a shotgun wedding
a sigh of relief a smooth operator a snake in the grass
a snowballs chance in hell a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down a stitch in time saves nine
a stones throw away a sweet deal a tall tale
a taste of his own medicine a wakeup call a watched pot never boils
a wild goose chase a winning combination absence makes the heart grow fonder
ace in the hole actions speak louder than words ah, to be young and foolish...
airing dirty laundry all bets are off all dressed up and nowhere to go
all ears all for one, and one for all all in a days work
all roads lead to Rome all sizzle, no steak all talk and no action
all that glitters is not gold all the worlds a stage all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
alls fair in love and war alls well that ends well almighty dollar
always a bridesmaid always look on the bright side am I my brothers keeper?
an apple a day keeps the doctor away an easy study an eye for an eye
an inch deep and a mile wide an oldie, but a goodie an open book
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and were not just whistling dixie and you can take that to the bank
another day, another dollar ants in your pants any friend of _________s is a friend of mine.
apple of my eye armchair quarterback armed to the teeth
army brat art imitates life artsy-fartsy
as dense as a London fog as far as the eye can see as luck would have it
as nutty as a fruitcake as old as time as plain as the nose on your face
as the crow flies ask me no questions and Ill tell you no lies ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country
at the drop of a hat at the end of the day babe in the woods
back against the wall back in a sec back in the saddle
back to square one back to the drawing board bad to the bone
badge of honor bags all packed and ready to go balls to the wall
banging your head against a brick wall baptism by fire bare bones
bark is worse than the bite barking up the wrong tree bat out of hell
bat the idea around bats in the belfry batten down the hatches
battle royal be it ever so humble, theres no place like home be there or be square
beat around the bush beat the bushes beating a dead horse
beats me beauty is in the eye of the beholder beauty is only skin deep
bee in her bonnet been hit with an ugly stick been there, done that
beggars cant be choosers behind the eight ball bent out of shape
best foot forward bet your bottom dollar better half
better late than never better safe than sorry better than ever
Better the devil you know than the devil you dont. betting the farm between a rock and a hard place
between the devil and the deep blue sea beyond the pale big as a house
big as life big brother is watching big fish in a small pond
big man on campus birds of a feather flock together bite off more than you can chew
bite the bullet bite the dust bite your tongue
black as coal blaze a new trail bleeding heart
blind as a bat blood brothers blood is thicker than water
blood money blood on your hands blood sweat and tears
blow this joint blowing/tooting his own horn blue in the face
blue monday blushing bride bone of contention
bored to tears born and raised born with a silver spoon in your mouth
born yesterday bottom line bottoms up
boys will be boys brain drain brain dump
brand spankin new break a leg bring home the bacon
buckle down buckle under built like a tank
built to last bummer burn the midnight oil
burning her candle at both ends burning rubber burning up the track
bury the hatchet bury your head in the sand busting a gut
busy as a bee busy hands are happy hands but enough about me ...
but seriously butter him up butterflies in his stomach
buy the farm by all means, after you by and large
by hook or by crook call as pade a spade cant beat that with a stick
cant blame him for trying cant cut the mustard cant see the forest for the trees
carpe diem (means seize the day in Latin) cat got your tongue? catching some ZZZs
caught between Scylla and Charybdis caught in the crossfire caught me off guard
caught red-handed caught with his hands in the till caught with his pants down
changing his tune chapter and verse check it out
children should be seen and not heard chomping at the bit clam up
clash of the titans cleanliness is next to Godliness clear as a bell
close but no cigar Close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades cold feet
cold shoulder come again? come hell or high water
come up short coming apart at the seams coming out of the closet
comparing apples to oranges cool as a cucumber cool your jets
could care less/couldnt care less couldnt hit the broad side of a barn couldnt make heads or tails of it
count your blessings countless hours crammed in like sardines
creature comfort creme de la creme crime in the street
crossing the Rubbikon cruisin for a bruisin cry me a river
cry uncle crying crocodile tears curiosity killed the cat
curry favor curse a blue streak cut a fine figure
cut and dried cut off your nose to spite your face cut the cheese
cut through the red tape cut to the chase cut to the quick
cute as a button damned if you do, damned if you dont dance with the devil
darting to and fro dead as a doornail death and taxes
deaths doorstep deep in thought didnt just fall off of a turnip truck
distance makes the heart grow fonder dog days of summer dog tired
dont be a party pooper dont be a stick in the mud dont bite the hand that feeds you
dont burn your bridges dont call us, well call you dont change horses in midstream
dont count your chickens before theyre hatched dont do anything I wouldnt do dont do the crime if you cant do the time
dont fire til you see the whites of their eyes dont fly off the handle dont get your knickers in a twist
dont get your panties in a bunch dont have a cow dont hold your breath
dont jump to conclusions dont let the bed bugs bite dont look a gift horse in the mouth
dont look back dont make me do something Ill regret dont push your luck
dont put all your eggs in one basket dont rock the boat dont take any wooden nickels
dont tempt fate dont toot your own horn dont upset the apple cart
doubting Thomas down and dirty down in the dumps
down pat down the drain down the hatch
down to earth dressed to kill dressed to the nines
drinks like a fish drive the point home drive you up a wall
driving the porcelain bus drown your sorrows drunk as a skunk
dry as a bone dumb as a post dutch uncle
dyed in the wool eager beaver ear to the ground
early bird catches the worm early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise earned his wings
ears open, mouth shut easier said than done easy as 1-2-3
easy as pie easy peasy eat crow
eat dirt eat drink and be merry eat humble pie
eat my dust eat your heart out enough already
E-ticket even a broken clock is right twice a day even money
every cloud has a silver lining every dog has its day every fiber of my being
every man for himself every man has his price every rose has its thorn
every which way but loose everything but the kitchen sink everythings coming up daisies/roses
everythings copasetic everythings hunky dory existential angst
eyeball to eyeball eyes in the back of his head face the music
face up to the facts facts of life fair weather friend
faith can move mountains fake it till you make it fall guy
fall head over heels fall through the cracks fan the flames
fancy meeting you here far and away the best fashion victim
faster than a speeding bullet faster than greased lightning favor us with a song
fear and loathing feast your eyes on this feed a cold, starve a fever
feel like a fifth wheel feeling his oats few and far between
fiddle while Rome burns field this one fifteen minutes of fame
fight fire with fire fight like a man fighting a losing battle
filthy rich finders keepers, losers weepers fine and dandy
fire in the belly fishing for compliments fit as a fiddle
fit to be tied flash in the pan flat as a board
flat as a pancake flattery will get you nowhere flipped his lid
flirt with disaster flown the coop fly by night
fly the coop flying by the seat of your pants follow suit
following in his footsteps fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me fools rush in where angels fear to tread
foot loose and fancy free for all intents and purposes for crying out loud
for everything there is a season for Gods sake for petes sake
for the birds for the love of God four on the floor
fox in the henhouse free as a bird fresh as a daisy
fresh out of ideas freudian slip from day one
from rags to riches from the four corners of the earth from the frying pan into the fire
full of himself full of hot air full of mischief
full of the devil full of vinegar fun and games
fun in the sun funny you mention it gag me with a spoon
garbage in, garbage out gathering like flies gave a hundred and ten percent
gave it a wide berth gave me a withering glance get a grip on yourself
get a handle on this get a leg up get a word in edgewise
get all your ducks in a row get along like oil and water get down to bare bones
get down to brass tacks get down to the nitty gritty get knocked up
get off on the right foot get off your high horse get on his high horse
get on his soap box get out of town by sundown get stuffed
get the lead out get the peanut butter out of your ears get the red carpet treatment
get the show on the road get up on the wrong side of the bed get your act together
get your groove back gets my goat gilding the lily
gimme a break gird your loins give a damn
give a little take a little give an inch, and he takes a mile give and take
give him a run for his money give it a rest give it the old college try
give me a break give me a hand given to him on a silver platter
gives me the creeps go figure go for broke
go him one better go out in a blaze of glory go out on a limb
go the extra mile go with the flow God help us
God only knows going against the tide going to hell in a hand basket
golly gee willikers gone but not forgotten gone to ground
good as gold good as new good deed for the day
good fences make good neighbors good things come to those who wait got a bun in the oven
got a hole in his pocket got called up on the carpet got money to burn
got more _____ (money, etc.) than he knows what to do with got taken for a ride got the short end of the stick
got you over a barrel got your hand caught in the cookie jar got your head in the clouds
grab (catch / take) the tiger by the tail green thumb green-eyed monster
grin and bear it grist for the mill growing like a weed
gunning for a fight had his bell rung half a loaf is better than none
Halt! Who goes there! handle it with kid gloves hanky panky
happy as a clam happy as a lark happy as a pig in mud
happy camper hard as a rock hard to believe
hard to swallow has a chip on his shoulder has a few loose screws
has a green thumb has a way with words has bats in her belfry
has egg on his face haste makes waste hate his guts
hats off to you have a nice day havent got a row to hoe
havent seen hide nor hair of him he got plastered he has pull
he was just a port in the storm he who hesitates is lost he won, hands down
head honcho heard it through the grapevine heaven help us
heaven sent heavens to Betsy hen pecked
her biological clock is ticking heres mud in your eye hes out to lunch
hes took the bait hidden agenda higgledy-piggledy
high and the mighty high as a kite high hopes
high on the hog highway robbery his elevator doesnt go to the top floor
his eyes are bigger than his stomach history repeats itself hit the road
hit the sack hoisted by your own petard hold a candle to
hold down the fort hold your horses hold your tongue
holier than thou home is where the heart is home is where you hang your hat
hook, line, and sinker hot to trot hot under the collar
hotter than a mouse in a wool sock hotter than a snakes ass in a wagon rut hotter than a two dollar pistol
how do I love thee? how do you like them apples? how goes the battle?
hows it hanging? hows that for a ______ I beg to differ
I bought it for a song I busted my hump I cant stand it
I cant tell you what a pleasure its been / Its been a pleasure I could eat a horse I could whip you with one arm tied behind my back
I didnt come down the Clyde in a banana boat (Scottish, Glasgow) I didnt expect the Spanish Inquisition I got hosed
I hate to say this, but... I have a bone to pick with you I have an ax to grind
I have no bones about that I havent a clue I havent the foggiest
I need that like a hole in the head I need that like a moose needs a hat rack I never met a man I didnt like
I ought to tan your hide I smell a rat I trust him as far as I can throw him
I was roped into it I wouldnt touch it with a ten foot pole Id bet my bottom dollar
Id lose my head if it wasnt attached Id rather be a hammer than a nail Id rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy
idle chit-chat idle hands are the devils workshop If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?
if at first you dont succeed, try, try, again if God had meant for man to fly, he wouldve given us wings if I had a nickel for every time he _______, Id be a millionaire
if I were in his shoes if it aint broke, dont fix it if it werent for bad luck, Id have no luck at all
if its not one thing its another if looks could kill if the mountain wont come to Mohammed, Mohammud must go to the mountian
if the shoe fits, wear it if you build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door if you cant beat em, join em
if you cant find it, grind it if you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen if you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all
if you love something set it free if you play your cards right if you were any closer, it would bite you
if youve seen one, youve seen em all ignorance is bliss Ill be a monkeys uncle
Ill be damned Ill be the judge of that Ill bet a dollar to a donut
Ill leave you with something to chew on Ill punch his lights out Ill see you in hell
Im ___ years young Im going bananas Im gonna clean your clock
Im gonna lay down the law Im gonna wash that man right outta my hair Im in hog heaven
Im not a rocket scientist Im not getting any younger Im okay, youre okay
Im on a roll imitation is the sincerest form of flattery in a New York minute
in a nutshell in a pigs eye in a pinch
in a wink in every life a little rain must fall in for a fleecing
in for the long haul in harms way in hot water
in one ear and out the other in over your head in seventh heaven
in the black in the buff in the doghouse
in the money in the nick of time in the red
in the tank in your dreams in your face
inexorably drawn influence peddling innocent as the day he was born
is a loose cannon is it hot enough for you? is nothing sacred?
is the glass half-empty or half-full Is the Pope Catholic? isnt that special
it aint over till the fat lady sings it aint rocket science it all boils down to this
it goes without saying it is always darkest before the dawn It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt it just goes to show... it seems like old times
it stands to reason it takes two to tango it took my breath away
it was a dark and stormy night it was a piece of cake it was a white-knuckle ride
it was an ill-fated idea it will be a cold day in hell it wont fly
its a catch 22 its a dog-eat-dog world its a dogs life
its a long shot its a sure thing its all cut and dried
its all Greek to me its all in your head its all topsy turvy
its an ill wind that blows no good its better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick its cutting edge
Its just one of those days its like my daddy used to say its neck and neck
its never too late to learn its not all its cracked up to be its not over till its over
its not the heat its the humidity its not whether you win or lose, its how you play the game its not written in stone
its nothing earth-shattering its now or never its on the tip on my tongue
its only a matter of time Ive been had Ive got a monkey on my back
Ive got bigger fish to fry Jack of all trades Jiminy Christmas
jockey for position Johnny-come-lately join the ranks
joined at the hip jump down your throat jump in with both feet
jump on the bandwagon jump the gun jumping the broom
junk in the trunk jury is still out just a drop in the bucket
just admiring the view just around the bend just as sweet as you please
just fell off the turnip truck just like riding a bike just thought Id throw that in
just what the doctor ordered justice is blind keep a stiff upper lip
keep an eye on you keep em flying keep em in stitches
keep it down keep it simple, stupid keep on your toes
keep the home fires burning keep up with the Joneses keep your cards close to vest
keep your chin up keep your eye on the ball keep your eyes peeled
keep your fingers crossed keep your nose to the grindstone keep your shirt on
keep your shoulder to the wheel keep your thoughts to yourself keeping the world safe for democracy
kick butt kick em when theyre down kick the bucket
kick up your heels kick you to the curb kick your feet up
kill em with kindness kill two birds with one stone Kings English
kings ransom kiss and tell kiss ass
kiss of death knock em dead knock it off
knock it out of the park knock on wood knock yourself out
know him from Adam know the ropes know the score
knows it chapter and verse knows which side his bread is buttered on knuckle down
knuckle sandwich knuckle under labor of love
lap of luxury last but not least last hurrah
last-ditch effort laughing all the way to the bank laughter is the best medicine
law of the jungle law of the land lay down the law
laying it on thick leaps and bounds learned his lesson
leave no stone unturned left-handed compliment lesser of two evils
let me bend your ear let sleeping dogs lie let the cat out of the bag
let them eat cake lets forge ahead, shall we lets get the ball rolling
lets set the record straight lets split lets talk turkey
lets tie the knot liberal media lickety-split
licking ones wounds lie down with dogs and wake up with fleas lie like a rug
life and limb life goes on life in the fast lane
life is a bowl of cherries life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get life is what you make it
life stinks lifes a bitch lifes too short
lift myself up by the bootstraps lift your game light a fire under it
light as a feather lighten up lighter than air
lightning never strikes twice lights out like a bat out of hell
like a broken record like a brother/son/father/sister/mother/daughter to me like a dog chasing cars
like a fish out of water like a hot knife through butter like a kid in a candy store
like a pig in a poke like a sore thumb like butter
like lambs to the slaughterhouse like looking for a needle in a haystack like shooting fish in a barrel
like taking candy from a baby like the plague like theres no tomorrow
like two peas in a pod like walking on eggshells like water off a ducks back
lions share lit up like a Christmas tree little black book
livbe by the sword, die by the sword live and learn live and let live
living in an ivory tower lock, stock, and barrel long in the tooth
long lost love look at what the cat dragged in look before you leap
look out for number one looks can be deceiving looks like death warmed over
looks like theres a new sheriff in town lost his marbles lost his shirt
lots of fish in the sea loud as all get out lounge lizard
love conquers all love is a many splendored thing love is blind
love thy neighbor low man on the totem pole lower the boom
luck of the draw luck of the Irish lying through your teeth
mad as a hatter madder than a wet hen made a mad dash for it
made in the shade made it by the skin of my teeth make a big deal out of nothing
make a fast buck make a statement without saying a word make hay while the sun shines
make like a tree and leave make my day make tracks
making a mountain out of a molehill making him sing like a canary making money hand over fist
man up mans best friend many hands make light work
many moons march to the beat of a different drummer mark my words
maybe something will jog your memory mean as a snake meaningful relationship
mellow out methinks she doth protest too much Mi Casa es Su Casa.
milquetoast mind over matter mind your manners
mind your own business mind your ps and qs misery loves company
missed by a hair missed the boat misssion critical
moment of glory moments respite Monday morning quarterback
money burns a hole in his pocket money is the root of all evil money makes the world go round
monkey see, monkey do monkey suit more _______ than you can shake a stick at
more fun than a barrel of monkeys motherhood and apple pie movers and shakers
moving experience music has charms to soothe the savage beast my cup runneth over
my hair was on end my head is swimming my heart sank
my stomach is tied up in knots my two cents naked as a jaybird
name that tune name your poison nary a word was spoken
near and dear to my heart neat as a pin necessity is the mother of invention
needless to say neither a borrower not a lender be neither fish nor fowl
neither here nor there nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof never hurts to try
never put off until tomorrow what you can do today never say never nice day for a picnic
nice guys finish last nice play, Shakespeare nice work if you can get it
nip it in the bud no accounting for taste no guts, no glory
no love lost no one here but us chickens no pain, no gain
no skin off my back no use crying over spilled milk no way, Jose
none too pleased nose to the grindstone not by the hair of my chinny chin chin
not enough room to swing a cat not even! not for all the tea in China
not for nothing, but... not in my back yard not just another pretty face
not my cup of tea not playing with a full deck not rowing with both oars
not the brightest bulb not the sharpest knife in the cabinet not worth a hill of beans
NOT! nothing to fear but fear itself nothing to sneeze at
nothing ventured, nothing gained nows as good a time as any nows your chance
number one fan off the cuff off the top of my head
off the wagon oh, to be a fly on the wall oh, woe is me
old as the hills old blowhard old habits die hard
old meets new old standby older and wiser
older than dirt older than Methuselah on a wild goose chase
on bended knee on cloud nine on equal footing
on him like ugly on an ape on the ball on the bandwagon
on the double on the edge of your seat on the house
on the level on the nose on the other hand
on the run on the wagon on thin ice
on to something once bitten, twice shy once in a blue moon
one born every minute one brick short of a load one foot in the grave
one for the books one good turn deserves another one in a million
one mans meat is another mans poison one size fits all one taco short of a combination plate
one toe over the line only time will tell oopsy daisy
open a can of worms open and shut case opportunity doesnt knock twice
opposites attract out for a Sunday stroll out like a light
out of pocket out of sight, out of mind out of the blue
out of the frying pan, into the fire out on a limb out with the old, in with the new
over and done with over the edge over the hill
over the top packing heat packing lead
pain and suffering pain in the neck paint the town red
paint yourself into a corner panic button part and parcel
party pooper pass the buck pass the sniff test
passed with flying colors pat on the back patience is a virtue
pay a kings ransom pay an arm and a leg pay attention to details
pay through the nose peaches and cream complexion peel out
pennies from heaven penny for your thoughts penny pincher
penny wise and pound foolish people who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones perfect storm
petered out pick over the ruins picture perfect
pig in a poke pillar of society pin your hopes on something
pipe down piss-poor Plain as a rainy Tuesday
play both ends against the middle play me for a fool play the cards youre dealt
play the final card playing hardball playing possum
playing the field playing with fire pleased as punch
poison pen poker face poor as a church mouse
pour it on thick practice makes perfect pray to the porcelain god
preaching to the choir pretty as a picture pretty penny
pride before the fall proud possessor pull a fast one
pull a rabbit out of a hat pull the wool over my eyes pull your head out of your ass
pulling your leg pure as the driven snow push the envelope
pushing up daisies put a cork in it put a little elbow grease into it
put a monkey wrench in the works put my foot down put one over on me
put that in your pipe and smoke it put the cart before the horse put the pedal to the metal
put the screws to him put two and two together... put up your feet and stay awhile
put your foot in your mouth put your heart into it put your money where your mouth is
putting his feet to the fire queen for a day queer as a three dollar bill
quick as a bunny quiet as a mouse quit horsing around
quit smoking cold turkey quit while youre ahead radical chic
raining buckets raining cats and dogs raise the dead
raise the roof raising cain raking in the dough
raking it in rally round ralphed
rank and file rattle the rafters read between the lines
read it and weep read my lips read the handwriting on the wall
red herring red sky in the morning, sailors warning; red sky at night, sailors delight redheaded stepchild
reign supreme remember the Alamo reopen an old wound
rest assured resting on ones laurels ride off into the sunset
riding the wild pony right as rain right on the money
right on the nose right up your alley ring in the new year
rise and shine roaring fire rob Peter to pay Paul
roll out the red carpet roll with the punches rolling in the dough
rolling over in his grave rope a dope rough as a cob
rubbing salt in his wounds rule with an iron fist rules are made to be broken
run it up the flagpole run like the wind run the gauntlet
run with the fox and bark with the hounds running around like a chicken with its head cut off running with wolves
run-of-the-mill runs like a scalded dog runs like a top
salt of the earth same ol same ol same song and dance
save face saved by the bell say what you will
scared of his own shadow scared stiff scared to death
scaredy-cat scattered to the four winds schools out
scraping the bottom of the barrel screaming bloody murder see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
see the world through rose colored glasses see you later, alligator seeing eye to eye
seeing red set your teeth on edge sharp as a tack
shes all that shes not the only fish in the sea shiver me timbers
shoot straight shoot the breeze shoot yourself in the foot
shooting for the moon shoulder to the wheel shouldered his way
shove off show me the money show some spine
shut your trap sick as a dog sick to death of it
signed, sealed and delivered silence is golden simple pleasures are the best
sing for your supper sing like a bird sink or swim
sitting on pins and needles sitting on the fence six feet under
six of one and half a dozen of another skating on thin ice skull duggery
slap on the back sleep like a baby sleep like a log
sleep with the fishes sleeping her way to the top slippery as an eel
slow and steady wins the race slow as molasses slower than a seven year itch
sly as a fox smack dab in the middle small world, isnt it?
smart ass smart cookies dont crumble smarter than the average bear
smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone smooth as a babys bottom snow job
snug as a bug in a rug so many men so little time so matter-of-fact
so much for that so quiet you could hear a pin drop Some pots you dont stir
some things are better left unsaid something smells fishy something the cat dragged in
something you can really sink your teeth into sometimes you just gotta let your hair down sorry Charlie
sound like a broken record sounding off sowing his oats
spare the rod, spoil the child speak of the devil speaking in riddles
speaks with a forked tongue spilled the beans spineless wimp
spinning your wheels spitting image spoil the fun
spring to life staring off into space start from scratch
stay on top of it stayed too long at the fair staying power
stealing the show steer clear of it step on a crack, break your mothers back
step on it stepping on peoples toes stick in the mud
stick in your craw stick it where the sun dont shine stick to your guns
stick up for the little guy stick with it sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me
sticks out like a sore thumb stiff as a board still as a church mouse
still waters run deep stinking to high heaven stirring up an ants nest
stirring up trouble stop on a dime stop the presses
store bought stow it straight from the horses mouth
straight shooter straighten up and fly right stranger in a strange land
stranger than fiction strong as an ox stubborn as a mule
stuck in a rut stuffed shirt stupid is as stupid does
success has a thousand fathers while failure is an orphan sweating blood sweating bullets
sweating like a pig sweet 16 and never been kissed sweet as sugar
tackle my homework take a hike take a long walk off a short plank
take him to task take it and run with it take it at face value
take it easy take it like a man take it on the lam
take it or leave it take it to the limit take one for the team
take the bull by the horns take the plunge take the scenic route
take this job and shove it take your fate into your own hands taken with a grain of salt
takes its toll on you takes one to know one taking his pound of flesh
talking behind his back talking out of your head tall, dark and handsome
tarred and feathered tear into it tell your story walking
tempest in a teacup testing ones mettle thank God its Friday (TGIF)
that and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee that argument doesnt hold water that burns me up
that chaps my hide that gets my goad (goat) that hits the spot
that oughta tide you over that really brings it home that sucks
that was cold-blooded thatll be the day thats a load off my mind
thats a wrap thats about the size of it thats all folks
thats easy for you to say thats icing on the cake thats it in a nutshell
thats just the tip of the iceberg thats old hat thats par for the course
thats the $64,000 question thats the long and short of it thats the way lady luck dances
thats the way the ball bounces thats the way the cookie crumbles thats water under the bridge
the acorn doesnt fall far from the tree the belle of the ball the best thing since sliced bread
the bigger they are the harder they fall the birds and the bees the blind leading the blind
the bottom line the buck stops here the butler did it
the calm before the storm the cats meow the cats pajamas
the check is in the mail the cream of the crop the devil is in the details
the devil made me do it the dog ate my homework the early bird gets the worm
the earth moved the exception that proves the rule the eyes are the windows to the soul
the fair-haired one the fickle finger of fate the final analysis
the full monty the girl next door the gospel truth
the grass is always greener on the other side the greatest thing since sliced bread the hair of the dog
the hand that rocks the cradle the left hand doesnt know what the right hand is doing the life of the party
the lights on but nobodys home the long and short of it the long arm of the law
the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away the lord moves in mysterious ways the low man on the totem pole
the luck of the draw the melting pot the more the merrier
the more things change, the more they stay the same the more we learn, the less we know the nail that sticks up gets hammered down
the night is young and so are we the old ball and chain the one that got away
the only game in town the patter of little feet the pen is mightier than the sword
the pick of the litter the place was crawling with cops the pot calling the kettle black
the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow the proof is in the pudding the quick and the dead
the quiet before the storm the real McCoy the road to hell is paved with good intentions
the same old story the school of hard knocks the shirt off his back
the shoes on the other foot now the show must go on the skys the limit
the squeaky wheel gets the grease the straw that broke the camels back the stronger the breeze the stronger the trees
the stuff that dreams are made of the tables have turned the tail that wagged the dog
the tale of the tape the teachers pet the third times the charm
the tides beginning to turn the tip of the iceberg the truth hurts
the twilight years the whole ball of wax the whole kit and kaboodle
the whole nine yards the whole shootin match thems fightin words
there are plenty of fish in the sea there are starving children in Africa there but for the grace of God go I
there for the taking there is plenty to go round there is something rotten in the state of Denmark
there now, that wasnt so bad, was it? there ought to be a law against that there will be hell to pay
theres a first time for everything theres a sucker born every minute theres more than one way to skin a cat
theres more where that came from theres no such thing as a free lunch theres no time like the present
theres nothing new under the sun theres one in every crowd theres something fishy about that
theres something Ive been meaning to tell you these things happen they gave him carte blanche
they threw the book at him theyre getting hitched thick as a brick
thick as pea soup thick as thieves things are not always as they seem
things that go bump in the night think outside of the box this could be the start of something big
this day and age this hurts me worse than it does you this is for the birds
this is the last straw this point in time this towns not big enough for the two of us
this wont hurt a bit three sheets to the wind three strikes and youre out
threw a curve ball threw a wet blanket on my idea threw up my hands in disgust
throw caution to the wind throw in the towel throw out the baby with the bathwater
tickle the ivories tickled pink tie one on
tied up right now tighter than a drum till death do us part
till the cows come home time and time again time flies when youre having fun
time heals all wounds time is money time is of the essence
time stands still time to pay the piper time waits for no man
time-honored timing is everything tingling with anticipation
tis the season tit for tat to assume makes an ASS out of U and ME
to be honest with you to cry wolf to each his own
to err is human, to forgive divine to feather your nest to lie down with lions
to live from hand to mouth to my hearts content to the best of my knowledge
to the victor go the spoils toe the line tongue-in-cheek
too hot to handle Too many chiefs and not enough Indians too many cooks in the kitchen
too many cooks spoil the broth too numerous to mention too rich for my blood
took me to the cleaners took off like a shot tooth and nail
top of the morning to you torn asunder touchy feely
tough as nails tough luck tough row to hoe
tow the line toxic assset traditional family values
train of thought treated like a dog trials and tribulations
tried and true trim the fat trip down memory lane
trip the light fantastic trouble with a capital `T true blue
truth is stranger than fiction try as I might try your hand at ________
trying to put a square peg in a round hole turn over a new leaf turn the other cheek
turn your frown upside-down twice as strong as an ox and half as smart twiddling your thumbs
twist of fate twists and turns two heads are better than one
two left feet two of a kind two sides of the same coin
two wrongs dont make a right twos company, threes a crowd ugly as a mud fence
ugly as sin unbeknownst to me under my skin
under the gun under the same roof under the table
under the weather understated elegance unexpected twist
unlucky at cards, lucky in love until the cows come home up a creek without a paddle
up his sleeve up to his ears in trouble variety is the spice of life
very real concern wait and see waiting for his ship to come in
waiting for the other shoe to drop waiting in the wings waiting with baited breath
wake the dead wake up and smell the coffee waking up on the wrong side of the bed
waking up with the chickens walk softly and carry a big stick walking on air
walking on sunshine was my face red wash your mouth out with soap
waste not, want not watch and wait watch your tongue
watching the clock water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink way to go Einstein!
wearing nothin but his birthday suit wears her heart on her sleeve weather the storm
web of intrigue welcome to the club well cross that bridge when we come to it
well this is a fine how do you do went belly up went over like a lead balloon
went storming off in a huff went through the roof were not in Kansas anymore
were really going to town were sitting ducks wet behind the ears
weve hit paydirt what a bummer what a tangled web we weave
what a way to go what are you stewing about? what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
what doesnt kill you makes you stronger what goes around comes around what in tarnation?
what on earth is wrong with you? what the dickens? what the heck (hell)?
what you see is what you get whatever floats your boat whatever tickles your fancy
whatever turns you on whats a little ______ among friends whats cookin good lookin?
whats going down? whats good for the goose is good for the gander whats not to like?
wheeler-dealer when hell freezes over when in doubt, punt
when in Rome, do as Romans do when it rains, it pours when life gives you lemons make lemonade
when pigs fly when push comes to shove when the cats away, the mouse will play
when the chips are down when the going gets tough, the tough get going where do you draw the line?
where the rubber meets the road where theres smoke theres fire wheres the beef?
whew! while away the hours whistle in the dark
white as a sheet who could forget? who died and made you king?
who has everything? who pissed in your Cheerios? whoever dies with the most toys wins
whole hog whole other story why do today what you can put off til tomorrow
why dont we all chip in? will wonders never cease? willy nilly
win friends and influence win one for the Gipper winning isnt everything
wisdom of the ages wish on a star with all of my heart
with one hand tied behind my back wolf at the door women and children first
words fail work like a dog world weary
worst nightmare yanking your chain yellow journalism
you are what you eat you bet your boots you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
you can dish it out, but you sure cant take it you can lead a horse to water, but you cant make him drink you can run, but you cant hide
you can tell the men from the boys by the price of their toys you cant have your cake and eat it too you cant judge a book by its cover
you cant put anything past him you cant squeeze blood out of a turnip you cant take it with you
you cant teach an old dog new tricks you could knock me over with a feather you could put your eye out
you drive me crazy you drive me up a wall you got your just desserts
you gotta put your foot down you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet you have to separate the chaff from the wheat
you have to stand for something or youll fall for anything you hit the nail on the head you lie like a rug
you made your bed, now your gonna have to lie in it you make a better door than a window you must be out of your mind
you only live once you wash my back, Ill wash yours you win some, you lose some
youll know it when you see it young and restless your ass is grass
your place or mine your times up youre all wet
youre dead meat youre off your rocker