• BAG OF BONES

an extremely thin person.

e.g. He’s turning into a bag of bones. He lost so much weight.

  • BACK THE WRONG HORSE

to support someone or something that later cannot be successful.

e.g. Don’t back the wrong horse! You know he cannot win the elections.

  • BE A CHICKEN

be a coward

e.g. Don’t be a chicken. Talk to her about your love for her.

  • BE A COLD FISH

be a person who is distant and unfeeling

e.g. He rarely talks to his colleagues. He’s a cold fish.

  • BE DECKED OUT

be dressed in formal clothes for nice occasions.

e.g. She was decked out in a beautiful dress, and everyone was surprised.

  • BEAT A DEAD HORSE

(Also flog a dead horse.) To persist or continue far beyond any purpose, interest or reason.

e.g. If you continue talking about something that cannot be changed, you are beating a dead horse.

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