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#1 | Shoot the breeze

MEANING: To chat in a relaxed way.

#2 | Ballpark figure

MEANING: A rough numerical estimate or approximation of the value of something that is otherwise unknown.

#3 | Sound like a broken record

MEANING: Used to refer to a person’s constant and annoying repetition of a particular statement or opinion.

#4 | For the birds

MEANING: Not worth consideration; unimportant.

#5 | Cold turkey

MEANING: In a sudden and abrupt manner.

#6 | Plead the fifth

MEANING: To exercise the right, guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, of refusing to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself.

#7 | Fall through the cracks

MEANING: To be missed; to escape the necessary notice or attention.

#8 | Throw someone under the bus

MEANING: To abandon a friend or ally for selfish reasons; To cause someone else to suffer in order to save oneself or gain personal advantage.

#9 | It’s all downhill from here

MEANING (2): It is an idiom with two opposing meanings. The first meaning is that things are about to go bad, usually because you’ve already had all the good. And the second meaning is that from now on, everything will be easy.


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