Meaning: To have another skill or resource. Usage: If you can teach English and piano, it’s another string to your bow.
Meaning: To be very sick. Usage: Natasha hasn’t been at work for the past week, she’s sick as a dog.
Meaning: To have new energy and enthusiasm. Usage: Playing golf has given grandad a new lease of life.
Meaning: To have lots of money. Usage: You will need to have deep pockets if you want to try and save that failing company.
Meaning: To look for someone when you are angry. Usage: The boss is on the warpath again, better stay out of his way.
Meaning: To be startled by something. Usage: When Jack jumped out from behind the wall, Rosie almost jumped out of her skin.
Meaning: When someone is feeling slightly unwell. Usage: John is going home early because he is feeling under the weather.
Meaning: A problem or issue that is difficult to deal with and causes a lot of disagreement. Usage: Gun control is a political hot potato.
Meaning: Something has been done in a legal and honest way. Usage: Their actions are all above board.