Get one's own back: to revenge oneself.
e.g. He wants to get his own back for the insult he has received.
Fall from grace: lose favor or popularity.
e.g. Armstrong has fallen from grace because of the doping.
Feel like: have a desire for something
e.g. I feel like eating a hamburger.
Dance to another tune: change to a different attitude or behavior
e.g. If your parents were here, you would dance to another tune.
As easy as pie: very easy
e.g. Cooking a turkey is as easy as pie.
Take something on the chin: get a direct blow
e.g. The bad news was a shock to me; I took it on the chin.
Flip-flop: change sides in an issue
e.g. Politicians who flip-flop too much are unpopular with voters.
Quick on the uptake: quick to understand; smart
e.g. He is quick on the uptake; you don’t need to give him unnecessary details.
All thumbs: awkward and clumsy with one’s fingers
e.g. She will not learn to play the piano because she knows her fingers are all thumbs.
Abide by: accept and follow
e.g. If you wish to become a citizen of the
must abide by United
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