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"“Run out of steam” means to not have any energy left. Think of a train, an OLD train. When theirs no steam, the train can’t go. When you “run out” means that you use all your supplies of something. “He [...]" · View
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    ”Run out of steam” means to not have any energy left. Think of a train, an OLD train. When theirs no steam, the train can’t go. When you ”run out” means that you use all your supplies of something.

    ”He was 1st in the track and field race, but now he is 5th place. I think he’s running out of steam. He must be very tired.”

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    ”Cross your fingers” is a hope or wish that something will happen they way you want it to. Many people actually cross their fingers when they use this expression.

    ”Cross your fingers I passed the exam. I really want to go to University of New York next year!”

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    ”cast iron stomach” is an expression used when someone has no issues with their stomach after eating or drinking almost anything.

    ”Wow, John. You just had 2 hamburgers, french fries, ice cream, and tons to drink. You have a cast iron stomach. I would feel sick after that!”

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    ”Pull the plug” means to stop something or bring it to an end.

    ”We pulled the plug on the trip for next week. It’s going to be too expensive and I have too many things to do. We’ll go some other time.”

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    ”over the top” means very excessive.

    ”Running every day for 4 hours? That’s over the top. If you want to lose weight, just start eating better and walking every night.”

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    ”Drive someone up the wall” is an expression used when someone is annoying or VERY irritating to another person.

    ”My brother drives me up the wall. He is always coming into my room without knocking!”

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    ”come hell or high water” is an expression meaning any situation that is very difficult. A large obstacle.

    ”Come hell or high water, I will still succeed.”

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    ”Cup of joe” is coffee!

    ”Want to go get a cup of joe later today?”

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    ”Cry wolf” means to raise false alarm. It’s often said that if you cry wolf, people will not believe you when a serious emergency situation is happening.

    For example, maybe a little kid is constantly yelling, ”Mom, my room is on fire, my room is on fire” to just get a reaction from his mother. His mom will probably give him a lecture about crying wolf.

    ”John, if you keeping crying wolf, one day when the house is really on fire I’m not going to believe you. Please be careful!”

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    ”icing on the cake” is an expression used when you already have a good thing and it gets even better!

    ”I got an ”A” on my English exam yesterday. The icing on the cake is that I got selected for the speech contest because of the good score!”

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    ”Let sleeping dogs lie” is used when trying to avoid restarting a conflict.

    Jane: ”He makes me so angry I told him, but I forgot some things I want to say. I’m going to go back to his house to tell him more of my thoughts!”
    Mike: ”Let sleeping dogs lie. He knows your angry, just leave him alone”

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