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English Slang Idioms (420)

"I'm sorry, Jack, I don't have time to talk. My project's due on Friday and I'm in a ......... against time. I'll have to call you this weekend," Brian apologized.
"The military really is about 'hurry up and .........'. Our company had to run from the barracks to the medical ward to get shots, but once we got there, we had to sit around for two hours," Peter said to Bobby.
"It's like that in my job, too. We have to race over to the job site every morning and then sit around for hours until the contractor gets out of his meetings. It's another exercise in 'racing to ......... still'," Larry replied.
You kids want everything handed to you on a silver platter. I went through rack and ......... to get into this country, and I had nothing. Only through hard work was I able to achieve what I have.
"I've been racking my ......... all morning trying to think of where I put the CD you lent me. If I can't find it by tonight, I'll buy you a new one," Jay promised Randy.
"Where did you get that sweater? I love it!" Maxine exclaimed. Peggy replied, "Oh, this old .........? I'm not sure. You're welcome to it if you want it."
The schedule had been running him .......... Three 17-hour shifts in a row had left him more tired than he had been in a long time.
He felt ripped off. He'd spent 15 years at the company and then they ......... him out for being outspoken about his religious beliefs.
"You know I've been looking forward to this concert for a long time, so let's talk about our problems after it's over. Don't rain on my .........!" Christian said to Pauline.
"We're going to have our barbecue for sure, rain or .......... If it rains, we'll just put the grill under the awning," Chris said to Adam.