|A blessing in disguise
|seems bad, but is actually good
|Accidently registering for the wrong class was actually a blessing in disguise.
|Actions speak louder than words
|actions are more important than words
|You say you love me but actions speak louder than words.
|A piece of cake
|That test was a piece of cake.
|Beating around the bush
|not discussing what is important/procrastinating
|I needed to study, but I kept beating around the bush.
|Big task on your hand
|having something important to finish
|My teacher gave me a new assignment, so I have a big task on my hands.
|Break a leg
|wishing someone to do well/ good luck
|You will do fine on your presentation. Go break a leg out there.
|Can’t stand (something)
|to dislike something
|I can’t stand having to do homework on a Sunday.
|Check out that
|give that a look
|Check out that very cool looking car.
|Close but no cigar
|close but failed at the end
|You got a 79% on the test. Almost a B…close but no cigar.
|Don’t sweat it
|don’t worry about it
|You accidently scratched my car but I don’t care. Don’t sweat it.
|Driving me bananas
|making me feel crazy
|My very loud neighbors are driving me bananas.
|Easier said than done
|easy to say, but hard to actually do
|Changing the world is easier said than done.
|Get out of town
|I don’t believe you
|You got an A in your Finance class? Get out of town!
|Get over it
|forget about the past
|He broke up with his girlfriend but he needs to get over it.
|Gone off track
|forgot about your future goal
|My friend really got off track because he failed three classes this semester.
|for certain the right answer
|America is hands down the best place to study abroad.
|Hang on a second
|wait for a moment
|Hang on a second…I am waiting for my laundry to finish.
|spend time with a friend
|Joe and I hang out after class every week.
|Have stumbled upon
|to accidentally discover something
|I stumbled upon a new restaurant while walking around downtown.
|Hold your horses
|Hold your horses. I am still eating my lunch.
|How’s it going?
|How are you?
|How’s it going today, Bobby?
|I made a key decision
|make an important decision
|I made a key decision to finish college.
|Hey give me the inside scoop on how you met John.
|In the bag
|will definitely happen
|My baseball team will win the game. It is in the bag.
|I was knocked on my heels
|I was surprised
|I was knocked on my heels when I realized I got the job.