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two heads are better than one.
truth is stranger than fiction.
good manners even between friends; a hedge between keeps friendships.
in the same breath; hardly had the words been said.
desperation; struggle to the death.
to grumble about something (trivial).
to pay for with your own money.
insularism; insularity; island country mentality.
teaching your grandmother to suck eggs; teaching something to someone who knows more than you; preaching to the choir; lecturing to the Buddha.
to irritate; to grate on one's nerves; to aggravate; to be galling; to be invidious.
① to stand on ceremony. ② to stiffen up (the nerves); to be tense.
deep in debt.
soft and fair goes far; willows are weak, yet they bind other wood.
lumping together all sorts of things; making sweeping generalizations; dealing with various things under one head.
he who touches pitch shall be defiled therewith; one rotten apple spoils the barrel.