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skin and bones

Language; Idioms

If someone is skin and bones, they are very underweight and look bad.

you’re toast

Language; Idioms

If someone tells you that you are toast, you are in a lot of trouble.

can't hold a candle

Language; Idioms

If something can't hold a candle to something else, it is much worse.

basket case

Language; Idioms

If something is a basket case, it is so bad that it cannot be helped.

on pins and needles

Language; Idioms

If you are on pins and needles, you are very worried about something.

under someone’s heel

Language; Idioms

If you are under someone’s heel, they have complete control over you.

silence is golden

Language; Idioms

It is often better to say nothing than to talk, so silence is golden.

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