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10 phrases found for the topic Worries
• Brute Force
Phrase: Get into hot water / Be in hot water
Meaning: That is, in real trouble: Some Catalan leaders have got into hot water because they want to hold a referendum to decide their future. They want Catalonia to become a free nation.
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Phrase: Be up the creek (without a paddle) / Be up shit creek (without a paddle)
Meaning: Be in trouble, in difficulties: If this becomes known, we'll be up the creek
Phrase: A big brother
Meaning: Something or someone so powerful as to control our lives
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Phrase: Sweat blood
Meaning: To be worried/frightened or to work very hard:
We sweated blood when we were hiding from that angry woman with a machete.
We had to sweat blood to fix your car for today.
Phrase: Sweat bullets
Meaning: To sweat a lot or to be anxious or afraid:
I fell asleep in the sun and woke up sweating bullets.
I was sweating bullets because I had to tell my parents that I had failed all my examinations.
Phrase: What's up? / What's the matter? / Is anything the matter? / What's wrong?
Meaning: Example: You look sad. What's up?
Phrase: Be in limbo
Meaning: Be uncertain about something: We are in limbo until she accepts our proposal. If she rejects it, we will be ruined
Phrase: Have kittens
Meaning: Be worried or tense: My parents had kittens when I was called up, as they knew how much I loathed joining the army compulsorily for thirteen and a half months
Phrase: Loose lips sink ships
Meaning: Saying too much can get you or someone else into trouble or danger. Origin: World War II
Sent by Christopher
Phrase: Wound up tightern a banjer string (Wound up tighter than a banjo string) - Appalachian colloquialism
Meaning: Extremely tense or nervous
Sent by Edgy
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