Place in the sun
Place in the sun Finding a place in the sun refers to a position which provides you all the success and happiness you want in your life.
Annie found a place in the sun after marrying into the renowned business family in town.
Sink or swim fail or succeed.
The test will decide if he sinks or swims.
Champagne on a beer budget Wanting expensive things that you can not afford.
She always buys things out of her budget. She has developed a taste for champagne on a beer budget.
Top dog Very successful group, company, person, country etc.
The economic survey proved that Alliance are the top dogs of the IT industry.
Keep up appearances Maintaining an outward show of prosperity or well-being while hiding your difficulties Keeping up the appearances was important for him to secure the new big projects.
Wooden spoon Imaginary prize for the last person in a race.
Alicia won a wooden spoon at the fashion show.
Have the world by its tail Very successful person who can choose from a lot of opportunities.
Being the pioneers in the pharmaceutical industry, Oracle are now having the world by its tail.
Live beyond means Spending more money than you can afford.
Andrew has a habit of living beyond his means. Most of the time, you will find him borrowing the money from his friends. Live in an ivory tower Living a lifestyle that shields you from the real world problems.
Her inexperience in dealing with tough situations is because she has lived in an ivory tower
Hit the road running Start performing immediately. She was our old employee. She hit the road running when she joined us back.
Mad hatter crazy
The boy was like a mad hatter. His parents thought he had eaten too much sugar. The expression comes from the days when people who made hats would become poisoned by the materials in the hats and then would gradually go crazy. The expression is usually used he’s as crazy as a (mad) hatter.