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to break the ice
to initiate social interchanges and conversation; to start a conversation with someone you have not met before
to throw sb. in at the deep end
to make someone do something difficult, especially a job, without preparation or any help
to see eye to eye
to agree about someone or something with someone else
to get into hot water
to get in trouble
to put one's foot in it
to upset someone by saying or doing smth. without thinking
to get on
have smooth, good relations
like a house on fire
in an extremely speedy manner, very quickly
like a fish out of water
in a strange, uncomfortable environment or situation
an eye-opener
smth surprising, smth that you didn't know before
an ace in the hole
a hidden or secret strength, or unrevealed advantage
all ears
listening intently; fully focused or awaiting an explanation
barking up the wrong tree
looking in the wrong place
to beat around the bush
to treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally or to avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant
break a leg!
good luck!
to call it a day
to declare the end of a task
for a song
almost free, very cheap
to let the cat out of the bag
to reveal a secret
a piece of cake
job, task or other activity that is pleasant or easy or simple
to pull sb's leg
to tease or to joke by telling a lie