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a drop in the ocean
If an amount is a drop in the ocean, it's a very small portion of the amount that's needed.
a new lease of life
If someone has a new lease of life, they have a new enthusiasm for living.
a piece of cake
If you say that something is a piece of cake, you mean that it is extremely easy.
a zebra crossing
A zebra crossing is a pedestrian crossing that is marked on the road with painted black and white stripes.
an axe to grind (2)
If you have an axe to grind, you have a strong opinion about something and you express this opinion whenever you can.
another string to your bow
If you have another string to your bow, you have another way of making a living.
at a loose end
If you're at a loose end, you have nothing to do.
can't see the wood for the trees
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.
come a cropper - Informal
If you come a cropper, you fall over, or you make a mistake which has serious conse
Posted on November 15, 2011 at 08:13 AM in Advanced, ESL, Idioms, Intermediate | Permalink
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