- SMOKING GUN: a piece of evidence of someone’s guilt.
The police haven’t found any smoking gun in the crime scene yet.
- BEHIND BARS: live in prison.
The shoplifter has finally put behind bars.
- GET AWAY WITH MURDER: doing something bad and not get punished for it.
E.g.: Rob gets away with murder because he’s charming.
- A STEAL: something costs much less than it is really worth; a good bargain.
I got 50% discount on my new coat. It was such a steal!
- HIGHWAY ROBBERY / DAYLIGHT ROBBERY: something costs much more expensive than it should be, especially when you have no choice but to pay it.
The new restaurant has a very good place, but the price is simply highway robbery.
- MAKE OUT LIKE A BANDIT: someone who’s extremely successful in a venture.
Ann’s making out like a bandit, selling expensive cars.
- THICK AS THIEVES: people who have very close relationship. They always together and never keep secrets from each other.
Mickey and I have been as thick as thieves since we met in senior high school.
Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on March 19, 2016