be living on borrowed time

idiom (1)

Definition of be living on borrowed time 

(Entry 1 of 9)

: to continue to be alive after one expected to die After his heart attack, my grandfather always felt that he was living on borrowed time.

be not a patch on

idiom (2)

Definition of be not a patch on (Entry 2 of 9)

British, informal

: to be much less good, appealing, impressive, etc., than (someone or something) The new chairman isn't a patch on his predecessor.

be on intimate terms

idiom (3)

Definition of be on intimate terms (Entry 3 of 9)

: to have a close relationship : to be close friends We are on intimate terms with our neighbors.

be on one's merry way

idiom (4)

Definition of be on one's merry way (Entry 4 of 9)

: to leave a place Soon I'll be on my merry way.

be quick on the draw

idiom (5)

Definition of be quick on the draw (Entry 5 of 9)

: to be quick about removing a gun from where it is kept : to quickly draw a gun and be ready to shoot it often used figuratively Critics may have been a little too quick on the draw.

be rough on (someone)

idiom (6)

Definition of be rough on (someone) (Entry 6 of 9)

: to punish or criticize (someone) harshly Don't be so rough on them for making a mistake.

be struck on

idiom (7)

Definition of be struck on (Entry 7 of 9)

British, informal

: to like or be impressed by (someone or something) very much He was quite struck on her. She seems to be very struck on herself.

be sweet on

idiom (8)

Definition of be sweet on (Entry 8 of 9)

old-fashioned + informal

: to be in love with (someone) He's been sweet on her since they were kids.

be tough on

idiom (9)

Definition of be tough on (Entry 9 of 9)

: causing stress or worry to (someone) This year has been tough on our family.

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