||create interest in, recruit, find some customers
||We have a million widgets to sell. Let's drum up some customers.
||stop using alcohol, on the wagon
||She's drying out at a treatment centre. It's a four-week program.
||complete rehearsal, walk through
||Let's do a dry run of our play so I can add the background music.
||stop talking, be quiet
||I wish he'd dry up. He talks too much.
||everyone pays for his own food; Dutch treat
||If we go to the cafe, it's dubs. We each pay for our own treat.
||leave, run away, desert, skip out, jam
||"Where did you go?" "I ducked out when the gang walked in."
||easy, quick, a piece of cake
||If you know how to move the decimal point, calculating a percentage
is easy - it's duck soup!
||(See it's the duck's guts)
|ducks in a row (ducks in order)
||organized, planned; each person knows his job
||I have to get my ducks in a row before the sale on Tuesday.
||great, fine, lovely
||"Somebody left the gate open and the horses are gone!"
"That's ducky, just ducky!"