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English Idioms

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a good thing that seemed bad at first

A blessing in disguise

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Something common
A dime a dozen
Good luck
Break a leg
Don't be so critical
Cut somebody some slack
Slow down
Easy does it
Get out of control
Get out of hand
Work better or leave
Get your act together
Trust what someone says
Give someone the benefit of the doubt
Start over
Go back to the drawing board
Don't give up
Hang in there
Go to sleep
Hit the sack
It's not complicated
It's not rocket science
Tell something briefly
Make a long story short
It's too late
Miss the boat
Doing a good job
On the ball
To joke with someone
Pull someone's leg
Calm down
Pull yourself together
My patience has run out
That's the last straw
An ideal situation
The best of both worlds
To get upset
To get bent out of shape
Make a problem worse
To make matters worse
Under the weather
Let's not talk about that problem right now
We'll cross that bridge when we come to it
Understand something complicated
Wrap your head around something
That's true, I agree
You can say that again
I have no idea
Your guess is as good as mine
What you have is worth more than what you might have later
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Tell me what you're thinking
A penny for your thoughts
Money you save today you can spend later
A penny saved is a penny earned
Better to show than tell
A picture is worth 1000 words
Believe what people do and not what they say
Actions speak louder than words
To make a bad situation worse
Add insult to injury
Take on a project that you cannot finish
Bite off more than you can chew
Just barely
By the skin of your teeth
Very expensive
Costs an arm and a leg
Do something without having planned beforehand
Do something at the drop of a hat
Treat people fairly. Also known as "The Golden Rule"
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Don't count on something good happening until it's happened.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch
You're not very good at this
Don't give up your day job
What you're doing is too risky
Don't put all your eggs in one basket
Good things come after bad things
Every cloud has a silver lining
Ignore someone
Give someone the cold shoulder
To do something pointless
Go on a wild goose chase
Be patient
Good things come to those who wait
The son is like the father
He's a chip off the old block
Get something exactly right
Hit the nail on the head
This isn't over yet
It ain't over till the fat lady sings
You're just as bad as I am
It takes one to know one
It's easy
It's a piece of cake
It's raining hard
It's raining cats and dogs
Get two things done with a single action
Kill two birds with one stone
Give away a secret
Let the cat out of the bag
I made a mistake
Live and learn
Take only calculated risks
Look before you leap
Once in a blue moon
Put a projet on hold
Put something on ice
To spoil something
Rain on someone's parade
Saving money for later
Saving for a rainy day
Reliability is more important than speed
Slow and steady wins the race
Give away a secret
Spill the beans
Postpone a plan
Take a rain check
Don’t take it too seriously
Take it with a grain of salt
It's your decision
The ball is in your court
A really good invention
The best thing since sliced bread
Everything, all the way.
The whole nine yards
He seems crazy but actually he's clever
There's a method to his madness
Nothing is entirely free
There's no such thing as a free lunch
Take a risk
Throw caution to the wind
You can't have everything
You can't have your cake and eat it too
People who don't understand something fully are dangerous
A little learning is a dangerous thing
No chance at all
A snowball's chance in hell