1. Worth a shot. Meaning: something that is worth trying as there is a chance of success.
- “I’ve been clicking the site many times just to get the tickets for Star Wars premiere. Well, it’s worth a shot.”
2. Cut to the chase. Meaning: get to the point and saying what is important without delay.
- “What are you talking about? I didn’t get your point. Cut to the chase, Sheldon!”
3. Pull out all the stops. Meaning: to do every effort to achieve the best result.
- “I’m happy that you give me a huge bouquet of roses. Leonard, you really pull out all the stops.”
4. Apples to oranges. Meaning: to describe or compare two totally different things.
- “I’m a remarkable physicist while Wolowitz is just an engineer. It’s like comparing apples to oranges, Amy.”
5. Snake in the grass. Meaning: someone who’s feign friendship with the intent to deceive.
- “Penny is sweet but she is gossiping about us in the back. She is the snake in the grass.”
6. Way to make lemonade. Meaning: make the best out of bad situation.
- “Rajesh wants to be a businessman after his scientific career comes to an end. What a way to make lemonade.”
7. Eat heart out. Meaning: to suffer from envy or jealousy.
- “The whole Engineering Department was eating their hearts out when Leslie took me to check out the CERN Supercollider.”
8. Mum’s the word. Meaning: a pledge to keep the secret.
- “Sshhh! Mum’s the word, Bernie. A luminous fish which glows in the dark is my billion dollar idea.”