1. Beat around the bush
Sam: I hate your shoes
Max: You certainly don’t beat around the bush do you!”
2. Breaking up the wrong tree
Caitlin: Hi Ben, when are our applications due for placement?
Ben: I have no idea Caitlin, you’re barking up the wrong tree
3. Don’t give up your day job
【举例】：You haven’t hit one pin and we’ve been bowling for hours! don’t give up your day job!
4. Feeling under the weather
【含义】：感觉不舒服;如果在学校，有人说自己Feeling under the weather，就说自己不太舒服;
【举例】：Don't disturb her. She's feeling under the weather these days
5. Big note
【含义】：意识就是夸自己，或吹牛;big note 在澳洲可不怎么受欢迎，更喜欢谦虚的;
6. It takes two to tango
【举例】：You have to consider the things that you’ve done wrong as well. Remember – It takes two to tango.
7. Hit the nail on the head
【举例】：Sam hit the nail on the head when he said we need to split this group assignment into parts
8. Missed the boat
Kate: Tickets for Uni ball have sold out.
Harry: Oh no! Looks like I missed the boat on that one.
9. Piece of cake
Lucy: Have you finished your assignment yet?
Ben: Yeah, finished last week – it was a piece of cake!
10. Sitting on the fence
【举例】：I’m on the fence about the new Pitbull album. I can’t decide whether I love it or hate it.
11. Speak of the devil
【举例】：(Jill walks into the room) Speak of the devil! I was just telling Mary about your new job Jill.
12. Wouldn’t be caught dead
【举例】：That is the ugliest dress I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t be caught dead in it!
13. On the ball
【举例】：“Emily’s answered so many questions in class today – she’s really on the ball!”
14. Last straw
【举例】：“That’s the last straw, I’m not talking to you anymore sally – you’re too rude.”
15. Hit the road
【含义】：上路，出发;当某个人离开的时候，会经常说hit the road，即使是没开车;
【举例】：“Alright guys, I’m going to hit the road. See you tomorrow.”详细咨询