MOST COMMON IDIOMS

To be thankful or grateful for one's good luck usually while avoiding a bad situation

Example:

You should count your lucky stars as you managed to avoid that violent car accident.

To punish someone or something harshly 

Example:

He's a really strict teacher, so he'll definitely lower the boom on you if you don't do your homework.

To be cautious; to plan ahead instead of taking a risk

Example:

I like to err on the side of caution and always keep some money in my savings account.

NEW IDIOMS

 If someone live under the cat's foot, they are under the dominion of another person, typically their wife.

Example:

The man has been living under the cat’s foot for years, and now he just wants a divorce from his wife.

A cowardly person.

Example:

He is such a candy ass. We should get rid of him.

Used to ask someone whether they hear or understand you  

Example:

Go straight ahead, Tom! Do you read me? 

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the squeaky wheel gets the grease

Used to to emphasize that attention is paid to the individuals who complain or cause problems

Example:

Sometimes, you shouldn't be so quiet because the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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