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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    What about:
    • He's like a bull in a china shop.


    Eh?

    A clumsy person who breaks things, or upsets people.

    How about

    A busman's holiday

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    What about:
    • He's like a bull in a china shop.


    Eh?

    A clumsy person who breaks things, or upsets people.

    How about

    A busman's holiday
    I think that's a holidy that a person takes that has something to do with his work. Am I close?

    :)

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    You are 'bang on the money'.

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    How about:
    • He's bitten off more than he can chew.

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    • He has bitten off more than he can chew.


    That means that that person has taken on more than he can handle in some area.

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    • He was like a fish out of water.


    That means that the person was in an unfamiliar environment and uncomfortable because he didn't know how to conduct himself (behave).

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    "Got up on the wrong side of the bed" = woke up grumpy and out of sorts.
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    • Ron got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.


    :wink:

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    'Turn a blind eye'

    Ignore some rule being broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Turn a blind eye'

    Ignore some rule being broken.
    "He turned a blind eye to her staying out past curfew."

    Eh?

    :)

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    Re:
    • Like a house afire.


    Meaning: performing at optimum level; doing astonishingly well

    Example:
    • Michael Jordan played like a house afire, scoring 37 points.

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    So tell me, what does the following mean (and why)?

    "They get on like a house on fire"
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