floods of tears emphasising that somebody is crying with great intensity because they were very upset.
A large ditch attempt/effort A final try, after many failures, to achieve something difficult
25th March 2019 Say something tongue in cheek / Make a tongue in cheek remark or comment Say something that you want people to understand is a joke, even though you seem to be serious.
Work your socks off Work very hard
‘For good’ Forever, permanently
Water under the bridge Problems that a person had in the past which are not problems anymore because they happened a long time ago.
‘as much use as a chocolate teapot’ Completely useless
Something is on the tip of my tongue I can’t remember the name of something/someone but I think I will remember it soon
the crack of dawn Very early in the morning
have something up your sleeve Have a secret plan or advantage which can be used if necessary