piece of cake
The math test was a piece of cake.
to go bananas
He went bananas.
bring home the bacon
My husband brings home the bacon.
have bigger fish to fry
I couldn't attend the meeting, I had bigger fish to fry.
That's the way the cookie crumbles.
like two peas in a pod
They are like two peas in a pod.
as red as a cherry
Her cheeks were as red as cherry.
eat like a horse
My husband eats like a horse.
walk on eggshells
I've been walking on eggshells around my boyfriend.
hard nut to crack
He is a hard nut to crack.
cut from the same cloth
My son and I are cut from the same cloth.
with a fine-toothed comb
we went over the flat with a fine-toothed comb.
fit like a glove
That dress fits you like a glove.
to lose one's shirt
I lost my shirt in a poker game.
roll up one's sleeves
It's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
have an ace up one's sleeve
That girl aways has an ace up her sleeve.
to laugh up one's sleeve
I was laughing up my sleeve during the whole meeting.
get the boot
I got the boot today, I have to find a new job.
fill someone's shoes
No one can fill my mother's shoes.
below the belt
That move was below the belt.
as quiet as a mouse
Don't wake them up! Be as quiet as a mouse.
as blind as a bat
Without glasses she's as blind as a bat.
as stubborn as a mule
I can't convince you to anything, you're as stubborn as a mule.
as busy as a bee
She never has free time anymore, she's as busy as a bee with work.
as red as a lobster
Whenever he gets mad, he becomes as red as a lobster.
as ugly as a toad
That girl is as ugly as a toad.
as free as a bird
Travelling makes you feel as free as a bird.
as silly as a goose
You're being as silly as a goose.
as wise as an owl
I always listen to my father, he's as wise as an owl.
as mad as a hornet
I'm so angry! I'm as mad as a hornet.