1. a fraction of
-a small or tiny part, amount, or proportion of
The plastic folders were a fraction of the price of the leather ones.
2. all things considered.
-taking everything into account
All things considered, I think we’ve done a really good job.
3. all in all
All In all, I think the response to the campaign was very positive.
4. be bound to do
-be certain or destined to
You’re bound to hear back from them soon.
5. be down to
-be as a result of.
The drop in profit was down to the bad weather over Christmas.
6. drive (somebody) up the wall
-annoy someone or make them crazy.
People who throw their rubbish out of their car window drive me up the wall.
7. easier said than done
-not very easy
I’d like to give our boss some constructive criticism, but that’s easier said than done!
8. for the most part.
-in most cases, usually
I find running, for the most part, very enjoyable.
10. in high spirits
-in a lively and cheerful mood
The wining team was in high spirits after the award ceremony.
11. in low spirits
-in a sad or tired mood
She was in low spirits due to her recent break up.
12. just around the corner
-coming very soon
I felt stressed when I realized my driving test is just around the corner.
13. make a point of (doing something)
-always do something or take particular care to do it
She always makes a point of treating everyone as equals.
14. make ends meet
-earn just enough money to live on.
We always struggle to make ends meet towards the end of the year.
15. miss the point
-fail to understand the essential or important part of something
I think you’ve completely missed the point there.
-prejudiced, not willing to listen to other people’s views
Her father-in-law is extremely narrow-minded and is unable to accept that it’s no longer the 1900s.
17. on hand
The counsellor is always on hand to offer a shoulder to cry on.
18. on the face of it
-apparently, without knowing all of the relevant facts.
On the face of it, she seems to have settled in wall.
19. on the verge of
-very near to doing or experiencing something
When I saw him in the corridor he was on the verge of tears.
20. part and parcel.
-an essential or integral component
Stress is part and parcel of this profession.
21. pose a question
-raise a question
This poses the question:
Should we be following the regulations?
22. remarkably complex
-very complicated with lots of intricate detail
The mosaic /məʊˈzeɪɪk/ was remarkably complex and beautiful.
23. roller coaster of emotions.
-full of highs and lows.
I experienced a roller coaster of emotions whenever I visit the opera.
24. short and sharp
-quick and concise.
Let’s keep this zoom meeting short and sharp.
25. sit on the fence
-avoid making a decision or choice.
She likes to sit on the fence to avoid confrontation.
26. steal the show
-attract the most attention and praise.
The last interviewee totally stole the show.
27. take great pleasure in
-enjoy doing something.
I take no great pleasure in doing this.
She took great pleasure in telling him he was fired.
28. walk one eggshells.
-be extremely cautions about one’s words or actions
The boss has a terrible temper, so everyone walks on eggshells around him.
29. without a care in the world
-without worrying about anything
I am always anxious and there’s my husband without a care in the world!
30. worth your weight in gold.
-very useful, helpful, or valuable
We can’t lose our receptionists - she’s worth her weight in gold!
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