Unit 1 Idioms - Insight

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in one's hands
in one's responsibility, charge, or care.
to make no bones about
to be very sure and definite about (something)
a bone of contention
a subject or issue over which there is continuing disagreement.
close at hand
lying in the near future or vicinity; nearby or imminent.
all skin and bones
very thin in a way that is unattractive and unhealthy
to jump out of one's skin
to be extremely surprised by something
to save one's skin
to protect someone from danger or difficulty,
to go hand in hand
closely associated or connected
chopping and changing
to keep changing from one thing to another
to make great strides
to make a lot of progress in the way something is developing
to pull one's socks up
to try to improve your performance, behaviour
to move the goal posts
to change the rules or conditions for something once a process has started or been agreed
to turn the corner
to begin to improve after passing an important point in a difficult situation
to be turned upside down
to cause large changes and confusion on one's life
to go from strength to strength
to become more and more successful