Bide your time
bide your time
, you wait for a goodopportunity to dosomething."He's not hesitating, he's just biding his time. He'swaitingfor the price to drop."
his term refers to heavy drinking where largequantities of alcoholare drunk in a short space of time,often amongyoung people inrowdy groups"Binge drinking is becoming a major problem insome Europeancountries."
Bite the hand that feedsyou
bite the hand that feeds you
, you areunfriendly or do harmto someone who is kind to you.
n the bottle
A person who drinks alcoholic drinks often andregularly is
on the bottle.
"Joe went on the bottle when he lost his job."
Break every rule in thebook.
If you behave in a completely unacceptable way,you
break everyrule in the book.
"Our competitors obtained the contract by breakingevery rule in thebook."
reathe down someone'sneck
If somebody is
breathing down your neck
, theyare watching youtoo closely and making you feel uncomfortable.
"The atmosphere at work isn't great; the bosskeeps breathing downour necks all the time."
.If a person
between opposinggroups, they helpthem to cooperate and understand each other better.
Burn your bridges
burn your bridges
, you do something thatwill be impossibleto rectify in the future."If you refuse the offer, be careful not to burn your bridges by insultingthem. They make make a better proposal later."
Burn the candle at bothends
burn the candle at both ends
, you exhaustyourself by doingtoo much, especially going to bed late and gettingup early."Scott looks exhausted - I'll bet he's been burningthe candle at bothends lately."
ury one's head in the sand
bury your head in the sand
, you refuse toface the unpleasantreality by pretending that the situation doesn'texist."It's no good burying your head in the sand. We'vegot a problem onour hands."
he expression "
bury the hatchet
" is used whenpeople who have had