Student or Learner
These're some of them
A Blessing In Disguise »
"My car broke down again, but maybe it was a blessing in disguise; I've been wasting too much time driving around anyway."
A Chip On Your Shoulder »
"What's bothering that guy?" Answer: "Nothing; he's just got a chip on the shoulder."
A Dime A Dozen »
"I don't need friends like him; they are a dime a dozen."
A Drop In The Bucket »
"I'd like to do something to change the world but whatever I do seems like a drop in the bucket."
A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted »
Example: "Her husband can't seem to hold onto any amount of money; he either spends it or loses it. A fool and his money are easily parted."
A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned »
"I'm going to give you $20 but I want you to put it in the bank; a penny saved is a penny earned!"
A Piece Of Cake »
"Do you think you will win your tennis match today?" Answer: "It will be a piece of cake."
A Shot In The Dark »
"That was such a difficult question! How did you get it right?" Reply: "I just took a shot in the dark."
A Slip Of The Tongue »
"Be careful talking to the police tomorrow; one slip of the tongue could get us into big trouble."
A Taste Of Your Own Medicine »
"It looks like she got a taste of her own medicine."
A Toss-Up »
"Do you think they'll make it one time?" Answer: "I really don't know. It's a toss-up."
A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing »
"Don't trust the salespeople at that store; they are all wolves in sheep's clothing!"
An Arm And A Leg »
"Be careful with that watch; it cost me an arm and a leg."
At The Drop Of A Hat »
"Would you travel around the world if you had the money?" Answer: "At the drop of a hat."
Beat A Dead Horse »
"There's no use in beating a dead horse."
Between A Rock And A Hard Place »
"I'd like to help you but I am stuck between a rock and a hard place."
Birds Of A Feather Flock Together »
"Look; the volleyball players are eating at the same table together, as always." Answer: "Birds of a feather flock together."
Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth »
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth! When you buy your own beers you can decide what brand you want."
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining »
"I found a new job after all and I like this one much better than the last!" Answer: "You see, every cloud has a silver lining."
Mad As A Hatter »
"Everybody in my family knew that our uncle was as mad as a hatter."
Neither A Borrower, Nor A Lender Be »
"Could you lend me twenty dollars?" Answer: "Sorry, neither a borrower nor a lender be."
Not A Chance »
"Do you think you will be able to finish your report by five o'clock today?" Answer: "Not a chance. I'll be busy in meetings all day."
Out On A Limb »
"I want this project to succeed just as much as you do, but I am not willing to go out on a limb."
Shake A Leg »
"They are waiting outside in the car; let's shake a leg!"
Sick As A Dog »
"I heard you were uncomfortable yesterday." Answer: "Uncomfortable? I was as sick as a dog!"
Six Of One, A Half-Dozen Of The Other »
Example: "I say she's a stewardess. She says she's a flight attendant. It's six of one, a half-dozen of the other."
Turn Over A New Leaf »
"I'm turning over a new leaf; I've decided to quit smoking."
Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right »
"That boy pushed me yesterday and I am going to get him back today!" Answer: "No you are not! Two wrongs do not make a right."
Without A Doubt »
"Are you going to watch the game tomorrow?" Answer: "Without a doubt!"
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover »
"He dresses in plain clothing and drives an ordinary car. Who would know he is the richest man in town? You can't judge a book by its cover!"
I wish ya good luck