|apple of one’s eye
|Baby Jessica is the apple of her father’s eye.
|(have a) bun in the oven
|I don’t think Jan will come to the bar because she has a bun in the oven.
|Orang yang sering berada dalam masalah
|I don’t want my little brother hanging around with the bad eggs on the street.
|very important person (VIP)/ orang penting
|I thought I was just going to interview the secretary, but they let me talk to the big cheese himself.
|bread and butter
|Just explain the bread and butter of your report. You don’t have to go into details.
|bring home the bacon
|Mendatangkan uang/ bekerja
|My husband has had to bring home the bacon ever since I broke my leg.
|butter someone up
|Menyenangkan orang lain secara berlebihan (usually for selfish reasons)
|We’ll have to butter Angie up before we tell her the news about the broken vase.
|(have one’s) cake and eat it too
|Rick wants to have his cake and eat it too. He wants to be single but he doesn’t want me to date anyone else.
|Orang berambut merah
|Simon is the first carrot top I’ve ever gone out with.
|I love reading cheesy romance novels because I don’t have to think.
|cool as a cucumber
|I thought I was afraid of flying, but I was cool as a cucumber all the way to England.
|cream of the crop
|We hired the cream of the crop to entertain us at the Christmas party.
|(don’t) cry over spilled milk
|Kecewa terhadap sesuatu yang sudah terjadi dan tidak bisa diperbaiki
|The mirror is broken and we can’t fix it. There’s no need to cry over spilled milk.
|cup of joe
|Let’s stop for a cup of joe before we head to work.
|(not my) cup of tea
|Sesuatu yang kamu senangi (usually used negatively)
|Opera isn’t exactly my cup of tea.
|egg someone on
|Memaksa orang melakukan sesuatu
|The gang tried to egg us on but we didn’t want to fight.
|freeze one’s buns off
|I froze my buns off at the ice rink.
|full of beans
|Memiliki banyak energi
|The kids were full of beans after the circus.
|Pekerjaan sedikit yang dibayar banyak
|The unionized grocers have been enjoying the gravy train for twenty years.
|(have something) handed to someone on a silver platter
|Mendapatkan sesuatu tanpa bekerja
|The professor’s daughter had her college diploma handed to her on a silver platter.
|hard nut to crack
|Susah dimengerti (biasanya ditujukan kepada seseorang)
|Angelo is a hard nut to crack when something is bothering him like this.
|Hal kontroversial atau sulit dipecahkan
|Choosing a location for our new store is a hot potato right now.
|in a nutshell
|In a nutshell, I’m having a bad day.
|nuts about something, someone
|I’m nuts about classical music these days.
|out to lunch
|Harry has been out to lunch ever since he lost his job.
|one smart cookie
|Orang yang sangat pintar
|Your daughter is one smart cookie. She reads much higher than her grade level.
|Rambut yang sedikit
|Except for a bit of peach fuzz, the baby came out bald.
|piece of cake
|The exam was a piece of cake.
|put all of ones eggs in one basket
|Mengandalkan satu hal saja
|Even though I’m majoring in Art, I’m taking a maths course because my Dad says I shouldn’t put all of my eggs in one basket.
|Terlihat bertenaga/ stylish
|The car was souped up with shiny rims and a loud stereo.
|sell like hot cakes
|Dibeli banyak orang
|The new Harry Potter books sold like hot cakes.
|spice things up
|Membuat sesuatu jadi lebih menarik
|I wanted to spice things up in the office, so I bought some red and gold paint.
|spill the beans
|On Monday, I’m going to spill the beans about my travel plans.
|take something with a pinch (grain) of salt
|Jangan menganggap suatu hal 100% akurat
|Take Mandy’s advice with a pinch of salt. She doesn’t always do her research.
|use your noodle
|You’re going to have to really use your noodle on this crossword puzzle. It’s an extra difficult one.