- Bread and butter: a job or activity that provide you with the money you need to live, bánh mì và bơ, để chỉ những thứ quan trọng đối với bạn mà bạn có thể sống dựa vào nó.
Ex: Gardening is bread and butter right now
- Sick and tired: annoyed and bored, chán ngấy đến phát ốm
Ex: I'm sick and tired of eating the same thing for lunch everyday.
I'm sick and tired of him whining about money
- Aches and pains: general body pain that aren't serious, cảm giác đau nhưng không nghiêm trọng
Ex: I'm tired of hearing about all her aches and pains
- cheep and cheerful: simple, basic and often inexpensive, đơn giản, không đắt
Ex: There's restaurant round the corner that service cheep and cheerful food
- short and sweet: quick and simple, ngắn gọn nhưng dễ hiểu
Ex: This morning's meeting was short and sweet.
- Black and blue: sore and bruised, thâm tím
Ex: His arm was black and blue
- Quick and dirty: short, simple and basic, đơn giản, ngắn gọn
Ex: No retirement projection is perfect, but a quick and dirty one is far better than none at all
- bit by bit: gradually, a small amount at a time, dần dần, từ từ
Ex: I saved up the money bit by bit