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猫の額
tiny.
熱を上げる
to become enthusiastic; to have a crush (on); to lose one's head (to).
根も葉もない
unfounded rumor; unfounded rumour; completely untrue.
年貢の納め時
time to pay the piper; time to pay the land tax (in kind).
能ある鷹は爪を隠す
a wise man keeps some of his talents in reserve; one shouldn't show off; the person who knows most often says least; a skilled hawk hides its talons.
逃がした魚は大きい
The fish that got away is always big.
蚤の夫婦
couple in which the wife is bigger than the husband.
飲む打つ買う
drinking, gambling, and buying women in prostitution.
乗り掛かった船
already embarked (and hence cannot go back); already started.
暖簾に腕押し
not worth doing; waste of effort.
青菜に塩
feeling sad or downhearted; down in the dumps.
赤子の手をひねる
exceptionally easy (like taking candy from a baby); as easy as twisting a baby's hand.
悪事千里を行く
bad news travels fast.
悪銭身につかず
Easy come, easy go; Lightly comes, lightly goes; Soon gotten soon spent.
揚げ足を取る
to find fault with someone; to flame someone; to trip up somebody.