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  1. American Idioms

  2. Ax to grind To gain something for yourself ; use trickery to get a favor

  3. Blow your own Horn To praise yourself

  4. Beat around the bush To avoid answering a question

  5. Drop you Like a Hot Potato To get rid of something as quickly as possible


  6. Elbow Grease Do hard work

  7. Fish Out of Water A person who feels uncomfortable in a situation; feel out of place

  8. Get the Lead Out Work or move faster

  9. Hold Your Horses Slow down

  10. In the Doghouse In trouble

  11. Jump the Gun To do something before you should ; start early

  12. Keep your shirt on Be patient Don’t get upset

  13. Let the cat out of the bag Tell a secret Ruin a surprise

  14. Monkey business Fooling around Silliness Illegal activity