1. Be no angel. Meaning: to behave badly occasionally.
- She‘s no angel but it’s expected of her if you treat her that way.
2. Christmas comes but once a year. Meaning: Since Christmas only happens once a year, we should treat it as a special time by being good to others or by indulging our children or ourselves.
- Christmas comes but once a year, let’s get something for every one.
3. Cold turkey. Meaning: to withdraw from (an addictive substance or a habit)abruptly and completely.
- People usually try to quit smoking by going cold turkey.
4. Deck the halls. Meaning: to indulge in copious amount of alcoholic drinks as a way of dealing with stress.
- I’m so tired, I just want to deck the halls for the rest of the day.
5. Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle. Meaning: Get over it! Don’t get stressed out.
- Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle. He’s only here for the party.
6. Trim the tree. Meaning: to decorate a (Christmas) tree.
- Now that I’ve made my choice, let’s trim the tree and get ready for Christmas.
7. To cancel someone’s Christmas. Meaning: To kill someone; to destroy someone.
- If he keeps bugging me, I’m gonna cancel his Christmas.
8. Christmas came early (this year). Meaning: When you receive some unexpected good news or good fortune.
- Congratulations! I heard you’re promoted. Sounds like Christmas came early this year.
9. Like turkeys voting for Christmas. Meaning: to accept a situation which will have very bad results for them.
- When she signed up to organize the reunion, she was like a turkey voting for Christmas.
10. Christmas tree. Meaning: A drunkard, a person who is frequently or habitually drunk.
- A well-dressed Christmas tree sat in the corner – lit up, of course.
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