These are English idioms based on plants and the vegetable world. You can also try this Plants Idioms Quiz
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If you're barking up the wrong tree, you're looking for something in the wrong place or going about something in the wrong way.
If you beat around the bush, or beat about the bush, you don't say something directly, usually because you don't want to upset the person you're talking to.
If you can't see the wood for the trees, you can't see the whole situation clearly because you're looking too closely at small details, or because you're too closely involved.
you can say "everything's coming up roses" if everything is turning out very well for someone or for something.
If you feel as fresh as a daisy, you feel energetic and lively.
If you go out on a limb, you put yourself in a risky position in order to support someone or something.
If you make hay while the sun shines, you make good use of the chance to do something while it lasts.
If you nip something in the bud, you stop a problem from becoming serious by dealing with it as soon as you notice it.
If something or someone is in the cream of the crop, they are among the best of a class of things or people.
If you're up a gum tree, you're in trouble or have a serious problem.