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This expression refers to quick approximate calculation done
informally, as on the back of an envelope.

"I don't need the exact amount.
Just give me a back-of-the-envelope calculation."
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If you are paid peanuts, you have a very low salary.
"Anne has a very interesting job but she's paid peanuts. Her salary is very low. "
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Beating Around The Bush = vòng vo tam quốc
"If you want to ask me, just ask; don't beat around the bush."
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If you bet your bottom dollar on something, you are absolutely certain of it.
"Jack is very punctual. You can bet your bottom dollar he'll be here at 9 o'clock on the dot."
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Better Late Than Never = thà trễ còn hơn không
"Sorry I was late for the meeting today; I got stuck in traffic." Answer: "That's okay; better late than never."
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Between A Rock And A Hard Place = đứng giữa 2 lựa chọn khó khăn
"I'd like to help you but I am stuck between a rock and a hard place."
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Birds Of A Feather Flock Together = ngưu tầm ngưu, mã tầm mã
"Look; the volleyball players are eating at the same table together, as always." Answer: "Birds of a feather flock together."

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Bite Off More Than You Can Chew = không lượng sức
"I thought I could finish this report within one month, but it looks like I have bitten off more than I can chew."

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Bite Your Tongue = cố gắng im lặng
"Whenever that professor says something I don't like, I have to bite my tongue."
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Blood Is Thicker Than Water = 1 giọt máu đào hơn ao nước lã
"When my best friend and my brother got in a fight I had to help my brother; blood is thicker than water."
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