|a little thick
||too much praise, too many nice statements, kiss the blarney stone,
over the top
||His praise for the governor was a little thick, a bit too much, I think.
|a long shot
||a poor chance of winning, a slim chance
||The Leafs winning the Stanley Cup - now that's a long shot.
|a loose cannon
||unpredictable employee, one who may embarrass
||The President is sensible, but the Vice President is a loose cannon.
|a losing streak
||losing several times in succession
||The Leafs are on a losing streak. They've lost seven games!
|a lost cause
||a goal or project that is not worth working for
||That video store is a lost cause. It has never made a profit.
|a lot of bunk
||a lot of lies, a lot of bull, a pack of lies
||The President's speech was a lot of bunk. It contained no facts.
|a lot of folderol
||a lot of foolish talk, a lot of bunk
||When you hear me speak Latin, you'll think it's a lot of folderol.
|a lot on the ball
||Melvin may not look intelligent, but he's got a lot on the ball.
|a love tap
||a gentle hit with the hand, a light push or bump
||I didn't hit you very hard. It was just a love tap.
|a lucky break
||good luck, good fortune, stroke of good luck
||Finding that money was a lucky break. It was our good fortune.