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to chill out
The weary mother told her screaming toddler to settle down and chill out.
to clean up a mess
The cat got sick [threw up, vomited, up-chucked, barfed] on the rug and Dad had to clean up the mess.
to coast to victory
They worked hard during the beginning of the campaign, and then at the end seemed to coast to victory without much effort.
to come away with something
There were several consolation prizes, so even though they didn't win a first or second prize, they came away with something.
to come in contact with
If you work at a hospital laundry, you will come in contact with a variety of communicable diseases.
to come to grief
Better not try to cheat on that exam, or you will come to grief.
to come to mind
She thought very hard about where the lost papers could be, but nothing came to mind.
to come to nothing /nought
The family worried about the bullying, but the issue disappeared, and it came to nought.
to come to terms with
She is still coming to terms with her mother's death.
to come under the influence of
During his time at that university, he came under the influence of some right-wing thinkers.
to come undone
After her boyfriend ended their relationship, she collapsed. She couldn't take it, she just came undone.
to conduct a study
The research group is conducting a study of their new product.
to convey a message /the convey the message that
The official wanted to convey the message that the family had not been forgotten in their sorrow.
to cramp someone's style
She's an actress, and he is so straight-laced, he just cramps her style.
to create a disturbance
The gang members gathered often at the club, broke bottles and yelled, and generally created a disturbance.
to create confusion
When the accident blocked both exits, that created confusion for commuters.
to cross one's heart and hope to die
"I promise I won't break it," yelled the little boy, grabbing the toy boat, "cross my heart and hope to die."
to crow about something
He just won the thousands on the lottery, so now he really has something to crow about.
to cry in one's soup
It's all doom and gloom with that family, they are always crying in their soup over something or other.
to cry over spilled milk
It's too late to cry over spilled milk.
to cut a deal
The two companies cut a deal and merged.
to cut to the chase
He stopped further discussion, and cut to the chase, calling for a decision from the board.
to defend a decision
She defended her decision to become a lawyer,saying she had wanted to bring justice in society.
to deliver on one's promise
The company performed the service repair on the car for free. They really delivered on their promise.
to derive a list
He took the directory and derived a list of prospective clients.
to deserve praise for a job well done
Today, we are honouring our longest-serving volunteer, who certainly deserves praise for a job well done.
to distance oneself from
The politician refused to be drawn into the discussion, distancing herself from the issue by claiming it was another minister's department.
to disturb the peace
The police warned him about using the bullhorn to disturb the peace.
to do a favor
"Do me a favor, please, and be quiet while I am on the phone," the mother told her little girl.
to do a snow job
They believed him alright, he really did a snow job and conned them all. Wait until they find out he lied!
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