1. In ages
Example: Have you seen Joe recently? I haven't seen him in ages.
2. Hit the hay
Example: It's after 12 o'clock. I think it's time to hit the hay.
3. Keep one's chin up
- remain brave and keep on trying
Example: I know things have been difficult for you recently, but keep your chin up. It will get better soon.
Example: I have to borrow some money from my Dad. Right now, I'm broke.
5. Figure something out
- come to understand a problem
Example: I don't understand how to do this problem. Take a look at it. Maybe you can figure it out.
6. Fill in for someone
- do their work while they are away
Example: While I was away from the store, my brother filled in for me.
7. Chase your tail
- spending a lot of time and energy doing a lot of things but actually achieving too little
Example: He's been chasing his tail all week collecting data but the report is still not ready
8. Get ducks in a row
- getting your things well organized
Example: To ensure a successful product launch, we must get our ducks in a row.
9. Keep your fingers on the pulse
- being constantly aware of the most recent developments
Example - An entrepreneur must keep his fingers on the pulse of the market to be successful.
10. Think on your feet
- adjusting quickly to changes and making fast decisions.
Example: A good sales man must be able to think on his feet to close the deal.