|a close shave
||very close to serious injury or death
||The old man described his fight with the bear as a close shave.
|a clutch hitter (baseball)
||a batter who hits when runners are on base
||Joe's a clutch hitter. He's batting .431 with runners on base.
|a common thread
||an idea or theme that is similar to others
||There's a common thread in most of Berton's stories.
|a contract out on
||a contract that pays to have someone killed
||There's a contract out on Mike. The boss doesn't like him.
|a coon's age
||many years, a dog's age
||We haven't been out to the coast in a coon's age. It's been years.
|a crash course
||a short course that has the main facts and skills
||He took a crash course in cooking and bought a cafe.
|a crush on
||sudden feeling of love or romance
||Judy has a crush on Tim. See the way she looks at him.
|a crying shame
||a sad event, it is too bad
||It's a crying shame that they didn't have fire insurance.
|a cut above
||A scholar's work is a cut above. It's superior to the others.
||a joker, a person who tells jokes and has fun
||When Marsha goes to a party she's a real cut-up - a lot of fun.