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    Sweetie Idioms And Proverbs

    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

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    Re: Sweetie Idioms And Proverbs

    I was sad when my wife left me, but it was a blessing in disguise.

    Be careful around Tim. He's got a chip on his shoulder. He is itching for a fight.
    Why do you call them sweetie idioms?

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