Fine-tooth comb

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Like to died

This is regional southern Midwest American English, and may extend to other areas in the U.S. South. In the phrase, “like to” means “almost,” and “died” is hyperbole, expressing the extreme effect on the speaker. Here’s an example: “That job was so hard, I like to died”.

Out of the goodness of your heart

If you do something out of the kindess of your heart, you do because you are kind, not for any benefit or out of duty.(‘Out of the kindness of your heart’ is also used.)

It is what it is

This is used when a person, place or thing is behaving in accordance with their nature, so that behavior should be accepted or expected even if it is not what you would like.

On the off-chance

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

This expression means that people need time off from working and if they don’t get it, they will become bored and lack interest and enthusiasm.(It is often shortened to All work and no play.)

Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

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Rode hard and put away wet

Someone who’s been rode hard and put away wet has had a very hard life. When a horse is ridden hard and sweaty, it needs to be walked and cooled down before being stabled.

Jump in feet first

If you jump in feet first, you approach a task or activity with little to no hesitation. When you jump into a swimming pool,  there’s no going back once your feet leave the ground- you will enter the water. When you jump in feet first with a new activity or task or requirement, you give [...]

Straight and narrow

The straight and narrow is the correct, conventional and law-abiding path.(‘Strait and narrow’ was the original form and is still used, but is less comon.)