"Up a tree" means "in a difficult situation". Example: They found the drugs in his suitcase, so he was up a tree.

"Up a tree" means "in a difficult situation". Example: They found the drugs in his suitcase, so he was up a tree.

"Get after" means "to criticize someone". Example: She’s always getting after me about the dirty toilet.

"Get after" means "to criticize someone". Example: She’s always getting after me about the dirty toilet.

“Needle in a haystack” is something extremely hard to find. Example: Finding the…

“Needle in a haystack” is something extremely hard to find. Example: Finding the…

"Has-been" is someone who is no longer successful or popular. Example: Craig used to sing with The Backstreet Boys, but now he's a has-been and working at McDonald's.

"Has-been" is someone who is no longer successful or popular. Example: Craig used to sing with The Backstreet Boys, but now he's a has-been and working at McDonald's.

"Hang someone out to dry" means "to abandon someone who is in trouble". Example: After losing the election, the party is going to hang him out to dry. Mais

"Hang someone out to dry" means "to abandon someone who is in trouble". Example: After losing the election, the party is going to hang him out to dry. Mais

“May-December romance” or “May-September romance” is a romantic relationship…

“May-December romance” or “May-September romance” is a romantic relationship…

“Work your fingers to the bone” means “to work extremely hard. Example: She ​worked her ​fingers to the ​bone to ​provide a ​home and ​food for seven ​children.

“Work your fingers to the bone” means “to work extremely hard. Example: She ​worked her ​fingers to the ​bone to ​provide a ​home and ​food for seven ​children.

“Like water off a duck’s back” means “without any apparent effect”. Example: She calls him lazy and useless, but it’s like water off a duck’s back.

“Like water off a duck’s back” means “without any apparent effect”. Example: She calls him lazy and useless, but it’s like water off a duck’s back.

“At a snail’s pace” means “very slowly”. Example: The ​roads were ​full of ​traffic and we were ​travelling at a snail’s ​pace for two ​hours.

“At a snail’s pace” means “very slowly”. Example: The ​roads were ​full of ​traffic and we were ​travelling at a snail’s ​pace for two ​hours.

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