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11. Cook the books
An accounting expression used to describe when someone illegally changes financial accounts to steal money.
- We have a large amount of money missing; it looks like someone is cooking the books.
12. Cool as a cucumber
Someone who can think and act very well under a lot of stress and pressure.
- Those firemen were as cool as cucumbers when they put out that fire.
13. Couch potato
Someone who spends all of their time seated watching television or playing games on their couch(Sofa) and doing little else. Often used to describe lazy people.
- John is such a couch potato, no wonder he is unemployed.
14. Cream of the crop
The cream of the crop refers to the best of a group of things or the best in the group.
- Luke is our best football player; he is by far the cream of the crop!
15. Chalk and cheese
Used as comparatives to describe the difference between two things.
- Linda and her sister are complete opposites, like chalk and cheese.
16. Don’t cry over spilled milk
If we spill milk, we cannot go back in time and stop it from happening; it is also quick and easy to clean up, so why make a big deal over a small thing, or, as the expression says why cry over it?
- It’s ok; we have many other cups like the one you broke, don’t cry over spilled milk.
17. Take care, don’t put all your eggs in one basket!
This expression is one of the most commonly known and used phrases in our list. It refers to not relying on just one thing for a solution to a problem. Why? Because, if it fails we will lose everything and have nothing, just like all of the eggs in the basket falling and breaking.
- John put all his eggs in one basket when he gambled on that horse winning the race.
18. Drink like a fish
Fish breathe water like we breathe air. However, this expression compares a person who can drink large amounts of alcohol to a fish drinking water.
- Did you see how much John drank at the pub last night? He drinks like a fish!
19. Easy as pie
When something is straightforward, easy to do, we use this expression.
- I can fix your car, easy as pie.
20. Eat humble pie
If someone says that they can do something better than another person, this is called boasting. But if that person cannot prove it, they will have to admit they were wrong. We use this expression to describe what has happened to that person.
- Lenny boasted he could jump higher than Glen, but he had to eat humble pie when he couldn’t and had to apologize to Glen.