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go bananas

Meaning: become very angry or act crazy

Example: She'll go bananas if she sees the house in this (dirty) condition. Read on

blue alert

Meaning: a "blue alert" is issued for assistance from the public to catch the suspect.

Example: The local police department issued a blue alert when one of its officers was violently attacked after responding to a call. Read on

bones day

Meaning: a fruitful or productive day

Example: I am going to do my best to make today a bones day by remaining positive and resolving to get things accomplished.  Read on

it’s not brain surgery

Meaning: to indicate that a specific task is simple and easy to undertake 

Example: Learning to ride a bike is simple, it's not brain surgery. Read on

come to blows

Meaning: to start fighting

Example: I'm glad we were able to resolve this disagreement without coming to blows. Read on

the brains behind

Meaning: used to refer to the person who originally invented a particular scheme, plan or idea

Example: Gladys was the brains behind the successful birthday party that left all the children smiling on their way back home. Read on

at the helm

Meaning: in charge of an organization, group of people, etc.

Example: Lara resigned after a couple of years at the helm of the company. Read on

pros and cons

Meaning: good points and bad points

Example: There are pros and cons to having children. Read on

happy wife happy life

Meaning: to have a good life, you need to have a good wife

Example: The first time I heard the phrase "happy wife, happy life," I was a small person in college and found it very pleasant. Read on

blind spot

Meaning: if you have a blind spot about something, you cannot accept or understand it

Example: Please don't point out my "blind spots" to me; I would rather find them on my own. Read on

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cry me a river

Meaning: usually used sarcastically to someone who is constantly complaining

Example: "My baby wouldn't sleep last night, I am so tired." "Cry me a river, Joan. I haven’t had a good night's sleep in years." Read on

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