Up The Creek

In a difficult position with no easy way out. For Example: The full saying is “up the creek without a paddle” which means you’re in a bad situation and don’t really have anything that can help you.

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Take Its Course

Allowing something to happen without outside influence. For Example: The full saying is usually “let nature take its course” which means “just relax and let’s just see how everything works out in the end.”

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A Couch Potato

Someone who watches a lot of television and is therefore assumed to be lazy. For Example: “Did you invite Greg to the party?” “Yes, I did, but I doubt he’ll come. That guy is such a couch potato.”

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In Inverted Commas

A phrase that indicates the phrase you’re using to describe something is being used with sarcasm. For Example: You might say, “Bill thinks one day he’s going to ‘save the company’ in inverted commas.” What you’re implying is that you don’t believe Bill genuinely intends to save the company.

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