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Dark horse:

Someone who people don't know much about or how they will perform. 

They chose a dark horse candidate for president.


Day in the sun:

When you are recognized for doing something important. 

I know you think that the boss didn't notice your effort last week, but, don't worry, you'll get your day in the sun.


Days are numbered:

Use when somebody is going to die soon. 

She is very sick, and her days are numbered.


Dial Down a Notch:

To relax, chill out, de-escalate. 

Whoa, you're so hyper! Dial it down a notch. 


Down To The Wire:

Very little time is left. (See: Crunch time)

We’re really down to the wire now. Let’s get everything done.

Drink like a fish:

To drink a lot at one time (alcohol).

Jack really knows how to drink like a fish!


Dropping Like Flies:

People getting sick, exhausted or dying.

Unreal! Our players are dropping like flies out there!

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