Pack A Punch
ตัวอย่าง Don't fight with him. He can really pack a punch.
ตัวอย่าง I was so sorry to to learn that your grandfather passed away.
ตัวอย่าง My Spanish lessons have finally begun to pay dividends, and I can carry on a simple conversation!
Paying The Price
ตัวอย่าง If you drink and drive, you will pay the price.
ตัวอย่าง We've worked so hard to save money that if we took a vacation now it would be penny-wise, pound-foolish.
People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones
ตัวอย่าง Look at that shirt you are wearing! Did you buy that back in the '80s?! Answer: Hey, you're not so young yourself; people who live in glass houses should not throw stones!
Pin Something On Someone
ตัวอย่าง The coffee machine is broken again. Reply: I didn't touch it, so don't pin it on me.
Practice Makes Perfect
ตัวอย่าง See how fast you are getting better at the piano? Practice makes perfect.
Practice What You Preach
ตัวอย่าง You keep telling me how to hit the ball. Why don't you practice what you preach?
Preaching To The Choir
ตัวอย่าง I agree with you entirely; you are preaching to the choir.
Protest Too Much
ตัวอย่าง You do like that girl, don't you? Answer: No! I don't! Not at all! Why do you think so? Reply: You protest too much. #Protest too much comes from Hamlet by William Shakespeare; the Queen speaking: The lady doth protest too much, methinks. (Note: people do not usually use the word methinks when they are speaking English today.) To protest too much is to insist so passionately about something not being true that people suspect the opposite of what you are saying.
Pulling Your Leg
ตัวอย่าง Look; your shoes are untied... Ha! Just pulling your leg.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
ตัวอย่าง This week the division manager will be in town. I want each of you to putting your best foot forward.
Put Your Foot In Your Mouth
ตัวอย่าง Last night I was telling a joke, and I really put my foot in my mouth. I had no idea I was talking about Rob's wife.