Something that is not very risky.
Let's just go to park for her birthday. It's safe bet that everyone will like it.
To do something so that you don't lose respect.
The world's best runner lost the race, but said he was injured to save face.
A person who takes the blame.
Don’t be a scapegoat. It’s not your fault this happened!
Seize the Day:
Live for today. Find and use opportunities now.
I need to quit wasting my time and seize the day.
Sell (something/someone) short:
To overlook something/someone's good qualities, to undervalue something/someone.
Don't sell yourself short. You're doing a great job!
Sick As A Dog:
To be very sick.
I’m sick as a dog. My legs are sore, my throat hurts, I have a headache, and I’m burning up! (burning up =fever)
Sitting (or Riding) Shotgun:
Being in the front passenger seat of a car.
Hey! I called shotgun. You sit in the back.
When a student intentionally doesn't go to class.
The naughty students skipped their biology class this morning.
Sleep late in the morning or even until the afternoon.
I'm sleeping in. It's the weekend!
Smell Something Fishy:
Thinking something isn’t right about the situation (or a person).
Something smells fishy here. I don’t like it. I think it’s a trap!
Someone who is left-handed.
My English teacher Josh Shaman is left-handed! Cool!
Cover someone with.
James Taylor sang, "Shower the people you love with love!"
She's so rich, she probably showers with money.
Spread the Word:
Tell people some information.
Start from Scratch:
Start over from the beginning.
Our plan failed, so we had to start over from scratch.