black and blue
her arm was black and blue from the accident.
he beat the boy black and blue.
add fuel to the fire
i think we should show our objection by leaving the meeting.
i'm afraid the move will only add fuel to the fire.
in one's tracks
the police caught the thief in his tracks.
that must have been dangerous - he already shot two police officers.
（那一定很危险，他已经枪杀了两名警官。） out of season
do you have strawberries in your country?
sure we do, but they're out of season right now.
have butterflies in one's stomach
i always get butterflies in my stomach before a test.
i have them before i go on a first date with a girl.
pull one's punches
i didn't pull my punches. i told her exactly what i think of her.
did she cry? it must have hurt her feelings.
dead set against something
are you sure you don't want to reconsider his proposal?
listen, i'm dead set against his plan. so don't waste your time.
not enough room to swing a cat
the living room is too small.
i agree! there's not enough room to swing a cat.
at the top of one's lungs
i yelled at the top of my lungs to get tom's attention. but he seems to be deaf.
didn't you see that he was wearing earphones? every time he listens to rock-n-roll, he turns the volume way up.