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RAINDROP IN THE DROUGHT When someone is waiting for a raindrop in the drought, they are waiting and hoping for something that has little chance of happening.

RAINDROP IN THE DROUGHT When someone is waiting for a raindrop in the drought, they are waiting and hoping for something that has little chance of happening.

Idiom of the week: play gooseberry  If you play gooseberry, you join or accompany two people who have a romantic relationship and want to be alone.

Idiom of the week: play gooseberry If you play gooseberry, you join or accompany two people who have a romantic relationship and want to be alone.

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Idiom of this week: SNOWED UNDER Someone who is snowed under has so many things to do, usually work, that he is unable to cope with it all.

idiom of the week: AS CLEAR AS A BELL = very clear, as with the sound of a bell

idiom of the week: AS CLEAR AS A BELL = very clear, as with the sound of a bell

idiom of the week: BAD HAIR DAY Originating as a humorous comment about one's hair being unmanageable, this term has broadened to mean 'a day when everything seems to go wrong'.

idiom of the week: BAD HAIR DAY Originating as a humorous comment about one's hair being unmanageable, this term has broadened to mean 'a day when everything seems to go wrong'.

MAKE HAY WHILE SUN SHINES This expression is used as an encouragement to take advantage of a good situation which may not last.

MAKE HAY WHILE SUN SHINES This expression is used as an encouragement to take advantage of a good situation which may not last.

ace up your sleeve If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don't know about.

ace up your sleeve If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don't know about.

idiom of the week: THE GLOVES ARE OFF This expression is used when there are signs that a fight is about to start.

idiom of the week: THE GLOVES ARE OFF This expression is used when there are signs that a fight is about to start.

idiom of the week BUTTER SB. UP  When you butter somebody up, you flatter them or you are very nice to them, especially if you want to obtain something.

idiom of the week BUTTER SB. UP When you butter somebody up, you flatter them or you are very nice to them, especially if you want to obtain something.

ON A SHOESTRING If you do something on a shoestring, you do it with very little money.

ON A SHOESTRING If you do something on a shoestring, you do it with very little money.

DRIVE UP THE WALL If somebody or something drives you up the wall, they do something that greatly annoys or irritates you.

DRIVE UP THE WALL If somebody or something drives you up the wall, they do something that greatly annoys or irritates you.

to have itchy feet  A person who has itchy feet is someone who finds it difficult to stay in one place and likes to travel and discover new places.

to have itchy feet A person who has itchy feet is someone who finds it difficult to stay in one place and likes to travel and discover new places.

Idiom of this week: apple of your eye A person, usually a child, who is the apple of your eye is one for whom you have great affection.

Idiom of this week: apple of your eye A person, usually a child, who is the apple of your eye is one for whom you have great affection.

BELOW THE BELT An action or remark described as below the belt is considered to be unfair or cruel.

BELOW THE BELT An action or remark described as below the belt is considered to be unfair or cruel.

A HOT POTATO A hot potato is a very sensitive and controversial matter which is difficult to deal with.

A HOT POTATO A hot potato is a very sensitive and controversial matter which is difficult to deal with.

FACE THE MUSIC When a person has to face the music, they have to accept the unpleasant consequences of their actions.

FACE THE MUSIC When a person has to face the music, they have to accept the unpleasant consequences of their actions.

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