To punish someone or something harshly
He's a really strict teacher, so he'll definitely lower the boom on you if you don't do your homework.
To be thankful or grateful for one's good luck usually while avoiding a bad situation
You should count your lucky stars as you managed to avoid that violent car accident.
In a bad situation, the worst possible outcome will always happen
That one subject i didnt learn was put on the test. Bread always falls on the buttered side i guest.
To try to suceed or achieve something in spite of taking a risk
Some people try their luck in investing their money in stock.
Try to find errors or flaws in something through excessive analysis or criticism
It's too difficult to pick holes in his presentation.
Cockney rhyming slang for go
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
To be cautious; to plan ahead instead of taking a risk
I like to err on the side of caution and always keep some money in my savings account.