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to get off (something)
to find it sexually arousing
Dig one's heels (in the sand)
To cling stubbornly to one's beliefs, position, or wishes.
forlorn hope
a persistent or desperate hope that is unlikely to be fulfilled.
toe the line
either to conform to a rule or standard, or to stand poised at the starting line in a footrace
cobble together
they have made or produced it roughly or quickly.
beat a dead horse
to keep talking about a subject that has already been discussed or decided // to waste time and effort trying to do something that is impossible
pull oneself up by one's bootstraps
To begin an enterprise or recover from a setback without any outside help; to succeed only by one's own efforts or abilities.
bitter pill
an unpleasant fact or situation that is difficult to accept
run afoul of (run foul of)
1. NAUTICAL collide or become entangled with (an obstacle or another vessel). // 2. come into conflict with; go against.
a rising tide lifts all boats
improvements in the general economy will benefit all participants in that economy, and that economic policy, particularly government economic policy, should therefore focus on the general macroeconomic environment first and foremost.
top flight
the highest rank or level.
the wheels comes off
used for saying that things start to fail or go wrong, especially after a period of success
does not hold water
it does not seem to be reasonable or be in accordance with the facts
in bad taste
Inappropriate or offensive; vulgar or crude
(up) to the hilt
to the maximum extent or degree; completely; fully:
nick of time
just in time . At the last moment
get one's foot in the door
Achieve an initial stage; succeed with a first step.
bawl someone out
reprimand someone angrily