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I can have my cake and eat it too!
= I can have EVERYTHING I want in life!

TO BLOW ONE’S OWN HORN

= when a person boasts about how great
he/she is …!

Don always blows his own horn. In staff
meetings, he tells everyone how great HIS
ideas are!

TO BE FULL OF HOT AIR!

= When someone talks a lot about something
he/she can or will do but in reality, there is no
truth in any of what he/she is saying – just hot
air!

He went on the job interview because the company said they would be able to offer him a good position, but during the interview, he realized it was too small, with no opportunities. The manager was just full of hot air!

TO BET ON THE WRONG HORSE

= To make an incorrect guess about the future

If you think the Queen plans to retire, you’re
betting on the wrong horse!

IT’S A DEAL!
= Okay, I agree, it will be done!

YOU BET!
= Yes, sure, of course!

I HEAR YOU!
= I agree with what you are saying!

Let’s get the ball rolling!
= Let’s start now!
(usually said about an important project)

TO LOSE YOUR SHIRT
= to lose all of or most of your money

I lost my shirt at the casino!
Joe lost his shirt betting on the horses

Put a lid on it!
= Be quiet!!!

This idiom means: to relax; to take time out of one’s busy schedule to enjoy or appreciate the beauty of life.

How often are you late for work, or in a rush to get somewhere, and so busy concentrating on getting there, that you arrive with no recollection of the journey? We do this on a larger scale in life too; we’re so busy going after our dream, chasing that mythical day in the future when we’ll achieve our goal… that we forget to enjoy the journey.

This stopping to think is the very essence of yoga; the aim is to be present in the moment and to detach ourselves from the human need to grasp at things out there. We always seem to be in such a rush, trying to catch the next thing and the next thing and the next thing. If we could only start to make stillness a part of our lives, we would become much happier.

Mammon is the god of riches. You must choose between godliness and
worldliness. The source is Matthew, vi, 24, which is quoted under No man can
serve two masters.

##### See also:

* A door must be either shut or open
* No man can serve two masters
* You cannot burn the candle at both ends
* You cannot have it both ways
* You cannot have your cake and eat it
* You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds
* You cannot sell the cow and drink the milk