- Head start
E.g. You’ve got a head start over / another’s trying to get the job because you’ve got relevant work experience.
- Sight for sore eyes
E.g. You’re a sight for sore eyes!
- A weight off your shoulders
E.g. Talking over my problem with my close friend was a weight off my shoulders.
- Pain in the neck
E.g. This calculus homework is a real pain in the neck.
- Gut feeling
E.g. Jennifer’s mother had a gut feeling that something was wrong when her daughter wasn’t home by 10 o’clock.
- Hands are tied
E.g. I’d like to raise people’s salaries but my hands are tied.
- Joined at the hip
E.g. Amy and her boss were joined at the hip; you never saw one without the other.
- Week at the knees
E.g. The thought of kissing him made me go weak at the knees.
- Achilles heel
E.g. Maths has always been my achilles heel.
- Find your feet
E.g. Did it take you long to find your feet when you started your new job?