let someone be:
To let someone be means to leave them alone and not interfere in what they are doing.
let sb go:
If you let someone or something go, you allow them to leave or escape .
put someone on:
to connect (a person) by telephone
a pox on someone:
an expression of intense disgust or aversion for someone
bleed sb dry to bleed someone white:
If someone is being bled dry or is being bled white, all of their money or other resources are gradually being taken away from them.
blow someone away:
to kill by shooting
bring someone luck:
If you say that something brings bad luck or brings someone good luck, you believe that it has an influence on whether good or bad things happen to them.
bum someone out:
to disappoint, annoy, or upset someone
call sb names:
If someone calls you names, they insult you by saying unpleasant things to you or about you.
catch someone cold:
to score against someone in a sports game because they are not prepared for your attack
cut sb dead:
If you see someone you know and cut them dead, you ignore them.
do someone dirt:
to betray someone or treat them very badly
do someone proud:
If someone does you proud, they treat you very well, for example by welcoming you and giving you good food and entertainment .
eat someone alive:
to cause someone great pain or distress
get someone going:
to cause a person to be excited, angry, etc.
get (someone) off:
to cause to experience euphoria, intoxication, an orgasm, etc.
give someone curry:
to assault (a person) verbally or physically
give someone hell:
If you say that something is giving you hell, you are emphasizing that it is causing you a lot of trouble or pain.
give someone one:
to have sex with someone
give someone pause:
to make someone hesitant or uncertain
keep someone sweet:
If you keep someone sweet, you do something to please them in order to prevent them from becoming annoyed or dissatisfied .
leave someone cold:
If something leaves you cold, it fails to excite or interest you.
let someone stew:
to deliberately leave someone to worry about something, for example the consequence of their actions, and to not do anything to comfort or help them
make someone tired:
to annoy or vex someone
nark at someone:
to nag someone
nick someone for:
to defraud someone to the extent of
play someone false:
to deceive, cheat, hoodwink, or betray someone
run someone close:
to compete closely with; present a serious challenge to
run sb ragged:
If someone runs you ragged, they make you do so much that you become exhausted .
say someone nay:
to refuse or forbid
see someone right:
to ensure fair treatment of (someone)
sell someone short:
to fail to provide someone with all the things that they think you ought to provide
skin someone alive:
to make someone suffer a lot in order to get an advantage for yourself
someone is toast:
said to mean that someone is no longer important or powerful, or that their position is under threat
stand to someone:
to be useful to someone
tune someone grief:
to annoy or harass someone
wish someone well:
to wish success or good fortune for someone
woe betide someone:
misfortune will befall someone
at someone's elbow:
very close to someone; easy to reach
at someone's feet:
as someone's disciple
at someone's hand:
beat someone hollow:
to defeat someone completely
beat someone to it:
If you intend to do something but someone beats you to it, they do it before you do.
be lost on someone:
If advice or a comment is lost on someone, they do not understand it or they pay no attention to it.
bend someone's ear:
to keep talking to someone about something, usually in an annoying way
be news to sb:
If you say that something is news to you, you mean that you did not previously know what you have just been told, especially when you are surprised or annoyed about it.
chew someone's ear:
to reprimand severely
come someone's way:
to come within someone's scope or range ; come to someone
credit someone with:
to believe that someone has or is responsible for; ascribe to someone
fill someone in on:
to provide someone with additional facts, details, etc. about