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ENGLISH IDIOMS LIST (A WORK IN PROGRESS):


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P
pain in the behind
pain in the butt
pain in the rear
pain in the neck
party pooper
pay an arm and a leg
pay through the nose
pay your dues
pass the buck
penny pincher
Perish the Thought.
piece of pie
play hardball
Pot calling the kettle black.
play ball
play by ear
play dirty
play hooky
play one's ace
play one's cards right
play second fiddle
play the fool
pop the question
pound the pavement
pour money down the drain
pull a rabbit out of a hat
put all of one's eggs in one basket
put one's best foot forward
put one's foot in one's mouth
put someone / something to the test
put something on the backburner

R
red carpet treatment
red tape
rip-off
rock the boat
rolling in money
rumor has it
rumour has it
run a tight ship

S
save it for a rainy day
save the day
scapegoat
school of hard knocks
sell someone / something short
senior moment
sit on the fence
snap out of it
slam someone / something
slap on the wrist
slave to fashion
sleep on it
slow on the uptake
small beer
smart cookie
snail mail
snowed under
set one's sights on something
speak one's mind
speak the same language
spill the beans
standing joke
step on it
stick to one's guns
stop short of something
straight from the horse's mouth
straw that broke the camel's back

T
take a pot shot at someone / something
take it easy
take the bull by the horns
take root
talk shop
teacher's pet
The apple does not fall far from the tree.
The pot calling the kettle black
think outside of the box
third wheel
tickled pink
tie the knot
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
top banana
touch-and-go
tough act to follow
tough nut to crack
trailblazer
trouble in paradise