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a penny for your thoughts

Word List: Common Expressions A-D

curiosity about what someone is thinking

You’ve been really quiet – a penny for your thoughts?

a picture is worth a thousand words

Word List: Common Expressions A-D

it’s easier to actually see something than it is to describe it in words

I’m 'gonna' stop talking and just email you an image since a picture is worth a thousand words.

acting like a child

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saying or doing something that a child might say or do

You need to stop acting like a child and grow up.  You can’t keep crying every time something doesn’t go your way.

actions speak louder than words

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go out there and do it instead of just talking about it

Conversation:

Casandra:   I would really like to lose some weight. 

Leslie:  You keep sayin’ that, but actions speak louder than words, right?

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after all is said and done

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in the end

After all is said and done, getting a college degree can greatly increase your odds of getting a higher-paying job.

ahead of the game

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when you are already prepared for what you are going to do

Conversation:

Efraim:  Have you started working on our project, yet?  

Jethro:  No worries .. yes, and I'm already ahead of the game.

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all bark and no bite

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when a person appears to be really mean (barks) but doesn’t follow through with any negative action (doesn't bite)

There's nothing to worry about.  My dad acts like he’s really mean, but he’s actually all bark and no bite.

all the right places

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everything is where it should be

I like your dress, honey.  It fits in all the right places!

all up in his/her business

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when someone is thinking too much about another person’s situation

Jane’s mom has been all up in her daughter’s daily whereabouts ever since she stopped taking college classes.

an arm and a leg

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a way to say that you will help someone provided that you get paid a whole lot for your services, even though you're probably not expecting anything in return

So you want me to carry your books?  Well, it’ll cost you an arm and a leg.