fair-weather friend = a friend who doesn't support you in bad times, and doesn't help when you is in trouble (bạn phù thịnh)
VD: "I'm a bit disappointed in John and David. It turned out they were only fair-weather friends."
a snowball's chance, not have a snowball's chance in hell = very little chance, have no chance at all. (cơ hội nhỏ, không có chút cơ hội nào)
VD: "We don't have a snowball's chance of winning that contract!"
a storm in a teacup = a lot of anger or worry over something small or not important.
VD: "Don't worry about those two arguing. it's just a storm in a teacup."
be a breeze = to be easy
VD "The exam was a breeze."
be snowed underwith ST = to be very busy, having a lot of work to do, have more things, especially work, than you feel able to deal with.
"We're snowed under at work."
blow hot and cold = to keep changing your attitude (liên tục thay đổi thái độ/quan điểm)
"They're blowing hot and cold over this issue. It's impossible to know what they want!"
brass-monkey weather = very cold weather
"It's brass-monkey weather today. You'd better wrap up warm!"
come rain or shine = whatever happens: "He's always working in his garden – come rain or shine."
save up for a rainy day = put money aside for when you might need it later.
"I don't want to spend this extra money. I'll save it up for a rainy day."
see which way the wind blows = to analyze a situation before doing something.
"I'm going to see which way the wind blows before asking her about a raise."
steal someone's thunder = do what someone else was going to do and get all the praise. (phỗng tay trên)
"You'll steal her thunder if you wear that dress tonight!"
take a rain check = postpone something. (trì hoãn, hoãn)
"I don't really want to go the cinema tonight. Can we take a rain-check on it?"
under the weather = not feel very well.
"I'm feeling a bit under the weather at the moment."
weather the storm = to survive a difficult situation.
"This recession is quite serious and it's becoming difficult to weather the storm."
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