If someone doesn't want to say where they got some information from, they can say that a little bird told them.
A small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are.eg. he said he'd done a course on home electrics, but when he tried to mend my table lamp, he fused all the lights! I think a little learning is a dangerous thing
Something that is a long row to hoe is a difficult task that takes a long time.
A lost ball in the high weeds is someone who does not know what they are doing, where they are or how to do something.
If you have got a lot on your plate, you are very busy and have commitments.
A month of Sundays is a long period of time: I haven't seen her in a month of Sundays.
If things are A OK, they are absolutely fine.
This idiom is used as a way of asking someone what they are thinking about.
This means that we shouldn't spend or waste money, but try to save it.
A picture can often get a message across much better than the best verbal description.
Something or someone that can be compared to something or someone else, but is not as good is a poor man's version; a writer who uses lots of puns but isn't very funny would be a poor man's Oscar Wilde.
If something costs a pretty penny, it is very expensive.
If you talk about your problems, it will make you feel better.
This idiom, coined by John F Kennedy, describes the idea that when an economy is performing well, all people will benefit from it.
People say this to mean that an ambitious person is more successful than a person not trying to achieve anything. Originally it meant the opposite and was
People who are loud and talk a lot usually have nothing of substance to say. This contrasts with "Still waters run deep." Other versions are "Shallow brooks babble loudest" and "Shallow brooks are noisy."
Used colloquially to describe having sexual intercourse with someone who is not a virgin, especially when they are in a relationship. The analogy refers to a loaf of bread; it is not readily apparent, once the end has been removed, exactly how many slices have been taken.('You never miss a slice from a cut loaf' is also used.)
If something is a steal, it costs much less than it is really worth.
Wise people don't talk much.
A textbook case, it is a classic or common example of something.
Some things work out in their own time, so being impatient and constantly checking will just make things seem longer.
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