Around the bend
I think this job is sending me around the bend.
By a long shot
You haven’t done your share of the work by a long shot.
this phrase is usually used in negative sentences.
She recalled the halcyon days of childhood.
Hit below the belt
Fred was hit below the belt and suffered considerably.
Be off colours
He had flu a couple of months ago and he’s been a bit off-colour ever since.
Make a hash
They’ve made a hash of their financial affairs.
Man of straw
He was accused by his opponents of being a man of straw and lacking in decisiveness.
Once for all
We have to decide, once and for all, whether we want to ask Dad for money.
Rock the boat
We certainly don’t want anyone rocking the boat just before the election.
Don’t get a swelled head from all this success.
Throw one’s hat over the wall
You will not succeed until you throw your hat over the wall.
Hit a nerve
I think I hit a nerve with my comments about divorce
Have been made
the police started chasing the thief as he had been made
Pull something off
Do you think you can pull off this deal?
Grist for the mill
These seemingly useless data will be grist for the mill when he lodges a complaint.
the street Arabs gave him an awful time
Sardar Patel did a Yeoman’s service by welding numberless states into one strong nation.
Out and out
Neta ji Subhash Chander Bose was a patriot out and out.
Being not worldly wise he wasted all his money in quixotic projects
Give a wide berth
We should give a wide berth to selfish people.
Down and out
he was down and out when his factory was burnt to the ground
Few and far between
the houses in this remote village are few and far between
foul play destroys the fun of life
Get into a scrape
by signing the bond he will get into a scrape
Cast a slur
taking bribe will cast a slur on the honour of your family
he has a bad habit of calling names
By dint of
you can succeed by dint of hard work only
Cheek by jowl
many poor people live cheek by jowl in a small room
Come to a pass
the accident came to a pass due to negligence of the driver
after becoming an IAS officer, he has assumer airs