1. As right as rain: to feel fine and healthy.
E. g. Don't worry about me, I'm as right as rain after my knee operation.
2. Be a breeze: to be very easy to do.
E. g. Our English exam was a breeze. I'm sure I'll score well.
3. Be snowed under: to have so much to do that you are having trouble doing it all.
E. g. I'm snowed under right now because two of my colleagues are on holiday.
4. Break the ice: to say or do something to make someone feel relaxed or at ease in a social setting.
E. g. He offered to get her a drink to help break the ice.
5. Calm before the storm: the quiet, peaceful period before a moment of great activity or mayhem.
E. g. The in - laws were about to arrive with their kids so she sat on the sofa with a cup of coffee enjoying the calm before the storm.
6. Chase rainbows: when someone tries to do something that they will not achieve
E. g. I think she's chasing rainbows if she thinks she can get into Oxford given her horrible grades.
7. Come rain or shine: you can depend on someone to be there no matter what or whatever the weather.
E. g. I'll be there to help you come rain or shine.
8. Every cloud has a silver lining: There is always something positive to come out of an unpleasant or difficult situation.
E. g. I got laid off from work yesterday, but every cloud has a silver lining and now I can spend more time writing my book.
9. Fair - weather friend: a person who is only your friend during good times or when things are going well for you but disappears when things become difficult or you have problems.
E. g. She was a fair - weather friend who lost interest in me after I had lost my job.
10. Get wind of: to learn or hear of something that should be a secret.
E. g. He got wind of the closure of the company so he started looking for a new job immediately.
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