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chin up something you say to someone in a difficult situation in order to encourage them to be brave and try not to be sad.
smell a rat to feel that something is wrong.
smirk to smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way.
ahead of the pack leading, in a superior position compared to the majority.
take the bull by the horns to take decisive action in a difficult situation.
alienated to experience or induce feelings of isolation or estrangement.
monkey business silly, mischievous, or dishonest conduct.
rat on to inform on (someone) to a person in a position of authority.
fishy strange and suspicious
let the cat out of the bag to reveal a secret carelessly or by mistake.
cat got your tongue speechless, can’t talk?
weasel out of to avoid doing something you should do as a responsible person
be a turkey to be a jerk; be a fool
black sheep to outcast, a group member that the rest of the group rejects
walk tall to be proud and confident
detached to be separated or disconnected
lad a boy or young man
run into to meet by chance
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