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on one's toes: alert, cautious
This idiom is usually used with the verbs stay and keep.
◆It's important for all the players on a soccer team to stay on their toes.
◆We'd better keep on our toes while we're walking along the dark portions of this street.
to get along: to make progress; to manage to live in a certain state of health
◆Juan is getting along very well in his English studies.
◆How is Mr. Richards getting along after his long illness?
hard of hearing: partially deaf, not able to hear well
◆You'll have to speak a little louder. Mrs. Evans is hard of hearing.
◆Please don't shout. I'm not hard of hearing.
◆Listening to loud music too much can make you hard of hearing.
to see eye to eye: to agree, to concur
◆I'm glad that we see eye to eye on the matter of the conference location.
◆A husband and wife don't always see eye to eye with each other, but a good marriage can survive small disagreements.
to have in mind: to be considering, to be thinking (S)
◆I don't want to see a movie now. I have in mind going to the park.
◆It's up to you what we eat tonight. Do you have anything in mind?
to keep in mind: to remember, not to forget (S) (also: to bear in mind)
◆Please keep in mind that you promised to call Stan around noon.
◆I didn't know that Paula doesn't like vegetables. We should bear that in mind next time we invite her for dinner.
for once: this one time, for only one time
◆For once I was able to win a game of golf against Steve, who is a much better player than I am.
◆Dad, for once would you please let me drive the new car?
to go off: to explode; to sound as an alarm; to leave suddenly without explanation
◆The accident happened when a box of firecrackers went off accidentally.
◆For what time did you set the alarm clock to go off tomorrow morning?
◆Vince went off without saying good-bye to anybody; I hope he wasn't angry.
to grow out of: to outgrow, to become too old for; to be a result of
◆He still bites his nails now and then, but soon he'll grow out of the habit.
◆The need for the salary committee grew out of worker dissatisfaction with the pay scale.
to make the best of: to do the best that one can in a poor situation
◆If we can't find a larger apartment soon, we'll just have to make the best of it right here.
◆Even though the Martinez family is having financial problems, they make the best of everything by enjoying the simple pleasures of life.
to cut off: to shorten by cutting the ends (S); to disconnect or stop suddenly (S)
◆The rope was two feet longer than we needed, so we cut off the extra length.
◆The operator cut our long-distance phone conversation off after two minutes.
to cut out: to remove by cutting (S); to stop doing something (S) (for the second definition, also: to knock it off)
For the second definition, the idiom is usually separated by the pronoun it.
◆The child likes to cut out pictures form the newspaper and to paste them in a notebook.
◆He kept bothering her, so finally she told him to cut it out. However, he wouldn't knock it off until her larger brother appeared.