(To) bank on something: To count or rely on something.(To) bark up the wrong tree: To ask the wrong person. To make the wrong choice. ex. "The gangster told the copsthey were barking up the wrong tree in thinking he was responsible for the robbery."(To) be a fan of someone/ something: To like, idolize, admire someone/ or something. ex. "I'm not a big fan of heavy metalmusic."(To) beat around the bush: To avoid getting to the point. ex. "Stop beating around the bush and tell me whatyou really think."Big fish in a little sea: A person who's famous/ well-known but only in an unimportant area/ town.Believe it or not: Used at the beginning sentence to state that something is true whether one choosesto believe it or not. ex. "Believe it or not, I still care for her."(The) birds and the bees: Sex. Human reproduction. ex. "It's about time I talked to my son about the birds andthe bees."Black sheep (of the family): The worst, least accepted member of a family.(To) bite the hands that feeds you: To do harm to someone who helps you.(To) bite one's tongue: To struggle not to say something that you want to say. ex. "I wanted to tell hereverything, but I had to bite my tongue because I had promised Bill I would not (tellher)."(To) blow someone's cover: To reveal someone's secret, or true identity. ex. "The spy was very careful not toblow her cover."(To) burst into tears: To start crying suddenly.(To) break new ground: To do something that hasn't been done before. To innovate. ex. "Dr. Davis wasbreaking new ground in cancer research."(To) break someone's heart: To cause someone (strong) emotional pain. ex. "Fiona broke James' heart when sherefused to marry him."(To) break the news to someone/ to break "it" to someone: To tell someone some important news, usually bad news. ex. "I hate to be the one tobreak it to you, but your wife has been cheating on you."