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A Blessing In Disguise:

Something that didn’t seem good/helpful at first, but turned out to be good.

I was sick and went to the doctor. It was a blessing in disguise because I found out I had a heart problem!

 

A Chip On Your (My/His/Her/Their) Shoulder:

Being angry about something that already happened or about what people think.

The team has a chip on their shoulder because people think the team isn’t very good.

 

A Drop in the Bucket:

A little bit of something much larger.

I needed $1,000. So when I worked for a month and only saved $50, it was just a drop in the bucket.

A Picture’s (picture is) Worth a Thousand Words:

A picture can provide a much greater description than just some words.

When I saw pictures from her vacation, I realized a picture’s worth a thousand words.

 

A Slap on the Wrist:

A small punishment.

The police officer was kind and just gave me a slap on the wrist.

 

A Taste Of Your Own Medicine:

You are bad to others, and they do the same back to you.

I guess the bully got a taste of his own medicine when he got punched in the mouth.

 

Add Fuel To The Fire:

Make a bad situation worse.

He is adding fuel to the fire by telling the whole story.

 

Against The Clock:

There’s not really enough time to finish what needs to be completed.

We are working against the clock on this project.

 

All In The Same Boat:

Everyone has the same issues/challenges/problems.

Well, we’re all in the same boat I guess.

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