Are you with me?: understand or agree with me.
e.g. I've been explaining this for an hour. Are you with me?
Bang out: reveal.
e.g. If you go into politics, you must be prepared to let all your secrets bang out.
Deliver the goods: do what is expected or required.
e.g. The new employee seems to deliver the goods -- very hard working and conscientious.
e.g. Do I have your say-so to launch the project?
See with half an eye: see easily.
e.g. The mistake is so obvious: you can see it with half an eye.
Where one gets off: stop disagreeable behavior.
e.g. I'll tell him where he gets off.
The necessary: the cash.
e.g. You want to buy this car? Do you have the necessary?
The never-never: the hire-purchase system.
e.g. Renting a car puts you on the never-never.
Whistle for: wish in vain.
e.g. The stock market has fallen sharply. You can whistle for your money invested.
Tall story: exaggerated story
e.g. No one would believe your tall story.
Tell that to the marines: do you expect anyone to believe that.
e.g. "I lost all the money at the casino." "Tell that to the marines!"
Keep one's head above water: stay out of debt or a difficult situation.
e.g. In this economic environment, it is not easy to keep your head above water.
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