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You have egg on your face if you've said or done something wrong, and it's made you feel embarrassed or stupid.
If you say something escapes you, it means you can't remember it.
If something is an end in itself, it's done for its own pleasure or benefit rather than for some other purpose like making money.
If you get an even break, you get a fair opportunity to succeed in your ambition or to achieve your goals.
You can say something's an eye-opener if it's made you realize something you hadn't been aware of before.
You can say "each to their own" when you want to point out that we're all different and we all like different things.
If you have your ear to the ground, you know what's really going on in a situation.
If you earn your stripes, you do something to prove that you have the skills or ability for a particular job or rank.
You say something is easier said than done when it looks easy to do, but in fact it's quite difficult to do.
If something's as easy as pie, or easy as abc, it's very easy.
You can say "easy come, easy go" to express the idea that if something comes to someone easily, such as money they get without working hard for it, they can lose it just as easily and it won't matter to them much.
You can say "Easy does it!" when you want someone to do something more carefully or more slowly.
You can say "easy money" to describe money that someone gets without having to make much effort.
If something is easy on the eye, it is pleasant to look at.
If you eat humble pie, you admit that you are in the wrong and behave apologetically.
If you eat your words, you admit that something you said was wrong.
If something needs elbow grease, it needs a lot of hard physical work.
You can say "enough is enough" if you think someone shouldn't do something because they've done it too many times already, or because they've been doing it for too long.
If you err on the side of caution, you are overly careful in your approach to something.
A feeling of pride and comradeship shared by members of a group such as a military unit or a sports team.
If something happens every now and then, it happens occasionally, but not too often.
If someone uses every trick in the book to achieve something, they use any method available, even if it involves some deception.
you can say "everything's coming up roses" if everything is turning out very well for someone or for something.
If you expand your horizons, you broaden your outlook on life and its possibilities.
If someone has eyes like a hawk, they have very good eyesight and they notice everything.