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trick or treat
what children say on Halloween night when they knock on neighborhood doors to get candy
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to no avail

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

not useful or successful

I put in a lot of time trying to solve the problem, but it was all to no avail.

under my/your nose

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

a fun way to tell someone that what s/he is looking for is clearly visible

Conversation:

Dad:  Where’s my wallet?  

Mom:  It’s right under your nose, silly.

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under the table

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

receiving money for a job without reporting the income to the IRS

It is not legal in the United States to get paid under the table.

walk your talk

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

what someone says, s/he actually does

I respect people who walk their talk.

watch your mouth

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be careful about what you say

Bill, watch your mouth!  There are little children in the room.

watch your step

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be careful while walking

Watch your step. It's a little slippery from the rain.

way back when

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a long time ago

Way back when if you wanted to call someone while you wereout and about, you had to find a public phone somewhere, and you had to pay to use it. 

What say you?

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a fun way to say, 'What do you think?' or 'What is your opinion?'

So … Timmy … What say you?

What's your beef?

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What’s bothering you? (or him, her)

You look PO'd, Bernie … what’s your beef?

wishful thinking

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when you wish and hope for something to happen that is unlikely to come true

Conversation:

Pablo:  I hope Maggie says yes when I ask her to the prom.  

Raymond:  Well good luck with that.  It sounds like wishful thinking to me.

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