1. Breaking up the wrong tree
Caitlin: Hi Ben, when are our applications due for placement?
Ben: I have no idea Caitlin, you're barking up the wrong tree
2. Beat around the bush
Sam: I hate your shoes
Max: You certainly don't beat around the bush do you!”
3. Don't give up your day job
举例：You haven't hit one pin and we've been bowling for hours! don't give up your day job!
4. Feeling under the weather
含义：感觉不舒服；如果在学校，有人说自己Feeling under the weather，就说自己不太舒服；
举例：Don't disturb her. She`s feeling under the weather these days
5. It takes two to tango
举例：You have to consider the things that you've done wrong as well. Remember – It takes two to tango.
6. Big note
含义：意识就是夸自己，或吹牛；big note 在澳洲可不怎么受欢迎，更喜欢谦虚的
7. Hit the nail on the head
举例：Sam hit the nail on the head when he said we need to split this group assignment into parts.
8. On the ball
举例：“Emily's answered so many questions in class today – she's really on the ball!”
9. Missed the boat
Kate: Tickets for Uni ball have sold out.
Harry: Oh no! Looks like I missed the boat on that one.
10. Wouldn't be caught dead
举例：That is the ugliest dress I've ever seen. I wouldn't be caught dead in it!
11. Piece of cake
Lucy: Have you finished your assignment yet?
Ben: Yeah, finished last week – it was a piece of cake!
12. Last straw
举例：“That's the last straw, I'm not talking to you anymore sally – you're too rude.”
13. Sitting on the fence
举例：I'm on the fence about the new Pitbull album. I can't decide whether I love it or hate it.
14. Speak of the devil
举例：(Jill walks into the room) Speak of the devil! I was just telling Mary about your new job Jill.
15. Hit the road
含义：上路，出发；当某个人离开的时候，会经常说hit the road，即使是没开车；
举例：“Alright guys, I'm going to hit the road. See you tomorrow.”