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through thick ‘n thin

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when you are always there for each other during good times and bad times

You know that you are BFF's when you go through thick ‘n thin together.

tip of my tongue

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unable to remember what you want to say at that moment

I know that actor’s name.  I really do.  It’s on the tip of my tongue!

tone it down a notch (1)

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soften what you are saying

If he wants to win the election, he needs to tone it down a notch when he’s stating his opinion about global warning.

tone it down a notch (2)

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lower your voice a little

Shh ... the baby’s sleeping.  Can you guys please tone it down a notch?

too good to be true

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hard to believe

I saw this ad about learning English in only three months, but it turned out to be too good to be true.

too little, too late

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Your effort to help is no longer needed.

Conversation:

Fabiola:  I have an idea for your paper.  

Netali:  Too little, too late.  I already handed it in.

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up close and personal

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face-to-face

I would sure like to meet the President up close and personal.  Wouldn't you?

up to no good/up to something

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doing something you shouldn’t be doing

What are you guys doing over there.  Are you up to no good?

wash your mouth out with soap

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sometimes said to strongly remind kids not to speak not-so-nice words

If I hear you say that word one more time, I’m 'gonna' wash your mouth out with soap!

welcome to my world

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we’re dealing with the same situations

Conversation:

Jay:  With this new job, I’m buried under paperwork.  

Fred:  Welcome to my world!

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