|(on) cloud nine
||Andrea was on cloud nine when she bought her new car.
||look hard for information
||I had to dig deep to find my old report cards.
||The clothes at the thrift shop are dirt cheap.
|down to earth
||natural or real (personality)
||Lucile is really down to earth for a woman with so much money.
||a person who is only a friend in good times
||I can't talk to Nancy about my boyfriend problems. She's only a fair-weather friend.
|a field day
||a very enjoyable time
||The kids had a field day at the water slide park.
||get progressively worse
||My grades started going downhill when I got a part-time job.
|go with the flow
||continue in the same way as others
||Nobody trained me at work. I just went with the flow.
|hit the hay
||go to sleep
||I'm exhausted. I think I'll hit the hay early tonight.
|hit the road
||It's getting late. We had better hit the road.
|keep one's head above water
||have just enough money to live
||It's hard to keep my head above water with all of these medical bills.
|know which way the wind blows
||know how things will turn out
||Who knows which way the wind will blow? I just hope Jesse gets one of the jobs he's applied for.
|make a mountain out of a molehill
||make a small problem seem big
||The car only got a tiny dent. You're making a mountain out of a molehill.
|out of the woods
||clear of danger
||The doctor said my heart is doing better, but I'm not out of the woods yet.
|over the hill
||past middle age
||I knew I was over the hill when I started needing glasses to read.
|rain on someone else's parade
||ruin somebody else's happiness
||Whenever I had a dance recital, my older brother always rained on my parade.
||a loner or person who won't join in
||They didn't bother inviting Charles to the party because he's alway a stick-in-the-mud.
|(as) quick as lightning
||Wow! Your shower was as quick as lightning.
|the tip of the iceberg
||a small part of a large problem
||The lost tickets were just the tip of the iceberg.
|take a raincheck
||accept at a later date
||I'd love to go out for dinner, but can I take a raincheck?
|under the weather
||I was feeling under the weather so I went back to bed.
|up the creek
||If my Dad finds out I had a party I'll be up the creek.
|win by a landslide
||win by a lot of points
||The skiier in the green coat won by a landslide.
|(get) wind of something
||overhear something about someone or something (often gossip)
||My Dad has a new girlfriend. I got wind of it over dinner tonight.