Idióm – Pay Through the Nose

At last Mr. Smith came upon the rare stamp he had been seeking at an auction. Since many other stamp collectors would also be bidding for it, he realized that he would have to pay through the nose in order to have it.
After considering the increasing value of the stamp, he decided that he would not mind paying such a high price for something so rare.

Idióm – Jump Down Someone’s Throat

That’s it, Greg! You’d better not come in after midnight again tonight!
I know, dad. You don’t have to jump down my throat! I told you that I’d make it home around 11:30. I don’t intend to be late!
Well, you’ve said that before and in you come at 2: 30 in the morning. You can’t blame me for getting angry and scolding you. I’ve got good reason.

Idióm – Get in Someone’s hair

Children! Would you please stop making so much noise!
And for heaven’s sake, pick up your clothes and toys!
It’s hard enough trying to keep this house clean without your throwing your things all over the place!
Clara, I know that the children get in your hair, but you should try not to let it upset you so much.
Listen, Jim. I can’t help it . The children bother me and make me very angry when they’re so noisy and messy.

Idióm – Horse Around

Did you hear about Dave’s back injury?
No. How did he get hurt?
Well, after the coach left the gym he decided to stay and horse around on the parallel bars. He somehow lost his grip and fell on his back.
That’s too bad, but he shouldn’t have been aimlessly playing around on the equipment without proper supervision.

Idióm – Let the cat out of the Bag

Bob was going to retire from teaching in June, and the foreign language department was planning on presenting him with some luggage at his retirement dinner. He wasn’t supposed to know about it, but someone let the cat out of the bag. At the dinner Bob acted surprised, even though someone had told him what he was getting before the official presentation.

Idióm – Take the Bull by the Horns

Julie had always felt that she was missing out on a lot of fun because of her clumsiness on the dance floor. She had been putting off taking lessons, but she finally took the bull by the horns and went to a professional dance studio for help. She was tired of feeling left out and acted decisively to correct the situation.