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a baker's dozen 十三
a busman's holiday 还是需要工作的假日
a feather in one's cap 荣誉
a rule of thumb 经验法则
a whipping boy  替罪羊
as easy as pie  very easy
be on tenterhooks  忐忑不安
be on the rack 紧张;焦虑;痛苦
be past one's sell-by date 没价值了
be up to snuff 达到要求的标准
black sheep of the family 败家子
blow one's own trumpet 自吹自擂
break a leg 祝某人幸运
brownie points 印象分
butter sb up 拍马屁
climb on the bandwagon  赶时髦
close but no cigar 离成功差一点点
cry in one's beer 顾影自怜
dig up the hatchet 开战;宣战
eat humble pie 低声下气道歉;认错
get up on the wrong side of the bed 从起床气就心情不佳
Greek calends 不会有那一天
hammer and tongs 竭尽全力地;闹哄哄地
hatchet man 受雇伤害别人的人
have got a chip on one's shoulder 向别人挑衅
have many irons in the fire 同时有几件事在做
have sth up one's sleeve 留有后手
hold... at bay 不让...逼近
in Indian file 排成一列
Indian giver 送东西希望还礼的人
Indian sign 不祥的人或物
know which side one's blood is buttered on  知道自己的利益所在
let the cat out of the bag 无意中泄露秘密
let one's hair down 不受拘束
may as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb   might just as well be punished for a big misdeed as a small one
mind your P's and Q's  言行谨慎
on the breadline   very poor
on the slate 赊账
one's cup of tea 某人的“菜”
paper over the cracks  掩饰
pie in the sky 空头支票
play to the gallery  哗众取宠
pull the wool over one's eyes 掩人耳目
put sb through the wringer 使历尽艰辛
put one through one's paces 测能力/性能
put the screws on sb 胁迫
put one's head on the back  让某人置于要被指责的处境
run the gauntlet 成为众矢之的
skeleton at the feast 让人扫兴的人或事;居安思危
take French leave 不辞而别
take up the gauntlet 应战
the hair of the dog that bit you  醒酒汤
touch wood  远离坏运气

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