|a pocket of resistance
||a small group resisting, a few people not on side
||There's a pocket of resistance in one district. A few disagree.
|a poker face
||a face with no expression; showing no emotion
||Judge Brady has a poker face. He doesn't show his emotions.
||per person, per ticket
||"How much are the tickets?" "Fifty dollars a pop."
|a pretty penny
||a lot of money, a high price
||I bet she paid a pretty penny for that coat. It looks expensive.
|a question of
||the important factor, the issue
||For them, it's a question of faith. They believe in the Bible.
|a quick study
||a person who tries to learn much in a short time, a crash course
||When my wife was elected to city council, I became a quick study in municipal politics.
||a quick game or visit, a short time of play
||I love to play chess. Do we have time for a quickie before dinner?
|a raw deal
||an unfair contract, paying too much, taken in
||If he's charging too much rent you're getting a raw deal.
|a red-letter day
||a special day, a memorable day
||This is going to be a red-letter day. I found my lost keys!
||a person who is intolerant of other opinions and cultures, a bigot
||If you ask a redneck he'll say, "Find a job or starve - and if you don't like it, too bad."