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A wildcat scheme is rash - financially or ethically - and will probably fail.
Wilder than a peach orchard boar
(USA) A person who is out of control or running wild.
Within a whisker
If you come within a whisker of doing something, you very nearly manage to do it but  don't succeed.
Wolf in sheep's clothing
A wolf in sheep's clothing is something dangerous that looks quite safe and innocent.
Work like a dog
If you work like a dog, you work very hard.
World is your oyster
When the world is your oyster, you are getting everything you want from life.
Worm information
If you worm information out of somebody, you persuade them to tell you something they wanted to keep from you.
Worm turns
When the worm turns, people stop accepting a bad situation and become hostile.
Worm's eye view
A worm's eye view of something is the view from below, either physically or socially.
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink
This idiom means you can offer something to someone, like good advice, but you cannot make them take it.
You can't hide elephants in mouseholes
You can't hide elephants in mouseholes means that some issues/problems/challenges cannot be hidden/concealed but have to be faced and dealt with.
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
If something isn't very good to start with, you can't do much to improve it.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
It is difficult to make someone change the way they do something when they have been doing it the same way for a long time
You could have knocked me down with a feather
This idiom is used to mean that the person was very shocked or surprised.
You do not get a dog and bark yourself
(UK) If there is someone in a lower position who can or should do a task, then you shouldn't do it.

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