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12 Cards in this Set

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to eat humble pie
to admit your error and apologize
a pig in a poke
an item you purchase without having seen; a disappointment
a flash in the pan
promising at the start but then disappointing
to pour oil on troubled waters
to make peace, to calm someone down
the sword of Damocles
any imminent danger(a king seated one of his subjects underneath a sword that was hanging by a hair, in order to teach him the dangers a king faces)
Pyrrhic victory
a too costly victory(King Pyrrhus defeated the Romans but his losses were extremely heavy)
a wet blanket
one who spoils the fun
to beard the lion in his den
to visit and oppose a person on his own grounds
crocodile tears
insincere tears
(Crocodiles were said to cry while eating their prey)
to carry the day
to win the approval of the majority
Skid Row
disreputable part of town, in habited by derelicts and people "on the skid"
to go up in smoke
to come to no practicla result
(kindling smokes but it will not light a fire)