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easier said than done

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not so hard to talk about doing something but the actual job can be difficult

So ... you want me to have the garden planted within two weeks. Well ... it's easier said than done, that's for sure!

easy come, easy go

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things can come easily but can go away quickly

I just spent all of my bonus check!  Oh well … easy come, easy go.

every so often/once in a while

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not very often

Once in a while, I like to go on a short trip over a weekend.

fall/slip through the cracks

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things that can get lost, be forgotten, or go missing

Too often children that didn’t learn how to read well in elementary school slip through the cracks in middle and high school.

flavor of the month

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something that is popular for a short period of time and then goes away quickly

Conversation:

Bernadette:  Look at what she’s wearing!  

Suzy:  Yeah I know … it’s the flavor of the month!

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for what it's worth

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the information I’m going to give you may be helpful

For what it’s worth, it’s best to listen to your parents’ advice.

funny you should ask

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it’s interesting that you want to know

Funny you should ask … I was just going to tell you about my experience on the train.

gift and a curse

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it’s good and it’s bad

Winning a large amount of money could be a gift and a curse.

got a lot going on

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doing many things

Conversation:

Charlie: How's everything?

George: I got a lot goin' on these days...

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got it goin’ on/have it goin' on

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when a person has everything that it takes to succeed

Wow … George has really got it goin’ on.  He just got his