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To get your ducks in a row means to organise your things well. It's American English.

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With the recession looming, the government has to get its ducks in a row and invest i ... Read more »

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If you get a handle on something, you begin to understand it.

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I used to be terrible at maths but after lots of hard work, I think I've got a ... Read more »

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You use the expression child's play when you mean that something is very easy to do.

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I finished the test very quickly. It was child's play!
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If you gamble on something it means you do something risky in the hope of getting a good result.

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Don't gamble on the weather being good for your party. I know you want a barbeq ... Read more »

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To put your feet up means to relax, especially by sitting with your feet supported above the ground.

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I like nothing better than putting my feet up after a ... Read more »

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If doing something is described as a piece of cake, it means it is easy to do.

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Changing the wheel on the car was a piece of cake – I was happy to help!

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To break the ice means to get people who have not met before to feel relaxed and to start talking to each other.

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She said, "Here's a game that's guaranteed to break the ice at parties".

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 In English, when we say we've got cold feet we mean we lack the confidence or courage to do something.

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Mary knew Tony had bought her engagement ring and was planning to propose on Valentine's Day. She just h ... Read more »

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When you say someone is in safe hands, you mean they are being cared for by someone who is confident and skilled.

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John is going to be ... Read more »

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The phrase putting out fires means dealing with many small problems, usually at work. Though the problems might be small, they need to be solved quickly before they become bigger ones.

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