by all means - absolutely ,definitely
by no means - in no way
call off -cancel
feel like - have a desire or wish for
feel up to - feel well enough to or be capabele of
few and far between - not happening often; rate
cheer up - be happy
come down with - become sick with
come into -receive,especially after another’s death
come up with - think of
count on - depend upon
above all - most importantly
account for - explain
be up to ones’ears - be extremely busy
be up to someone -be a person’s responsibility
as a matter of fact - in fact ,to speak the truth
as a rule - generally ;normally
about to - be ready to;be on the point of doing something
an old hand - be an experienced persom
any day now -soon
approach sb -talk to sb
be fed up with - be out of patience with
be on one’s own - live independently
be on the safe side - take no chances
be out of something - have no longer in supply
be tired of - be bored with ,frustrated with
be out for -trying to get
be out of the question - be unacceptable ,impossible
bite off more than one can chew - take on more than one can handle
break down - cease to function
break the ice - begin to be friendly wuth people one doesn’t know
break the news - inform or give bad news
brush up on - imporve noe’s knowledge of something through study
bump into - meet unexpectedly
by and large - in general
by heart - by memory
count out - eliminate
die down - become quiet ,become less
do without - manage without something
drop by - visit informally; pay a short visit every other - alternate
fall behind - lag; fail to accomplish something on time
fall through - fail to happen or be completed
far cry form - completely different from;a long way