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Unit 18 - Idioms

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cry over spilt milk
waste time feeling upset about something bad that has happened and cannot be changed
fly off the handle
suddenly become extremely angry without a good reason
give sb a taste/dose of their own medicine
treat someone in the same bad way they treat other people
give sth a miss
decide not to do something that you usually do
grin and bear it
accept a difficult situation without complaining or showing how you feel
keep a straight face
remain serious and not laugh
keep your hair on
used for telling someone not to get angry or upset
kick yourself
be very annoyed because you have made a mistake, missed an opportunity, etc
let off steam
shout or do something that allows you to get rid of anger
let sleeping dogs lie
leave a person or situation alone if they might cause you trouble
never/don't look a gift horse in the mouth
if you are fiven something good, you should not complain about it or try to find things that are wrong with it
up in arms about
angry and complaining about something