|I smell where you're stepping
||I understand the direction of your thought, follow me,
get my drift
||"Do you understand?" "Yes, please continue. I smell where you're steppin'"
|I'll be a monkey's uncle
||I cannot believe it, I must be dreaming
||When Farley won the new car, he said, "I'll be a monkey's uncle!"
|I'm afraid so
||(See afraid so)
|icing on the cake
||a bonus, extra benefit, the rest is gravy
||We've sold enough tickets to pay for the trip. This money from the
Elks Club is icing on the cake!
||warning lights on the instrument panel of a car
||Kim wants a car with gauges, not idiot lights.
|if a mussel doesn't open don't eat it
||if you force things to happen you may regret it, leave well enough alone
||If you force a child to talk, you may regret it. As they say, If a mussel doesn't open, don't eat it.
|if looks could kill
||the look on your face was evil or hateful
||If looks could kill, I'd be dead. Are you mad at me or something?
|if my memory serves me correctly
||if I can remember well, if I have a good memory
||Your name is Jose - if my memory serves me correctly.
||I wish, we wish
||If only we'd phoned before we came. There's nobody home!
|if that doesn't beat all
||that is the best/biggest/worst I have ever seen
||Fifty people in a phone booth - if that doesn't beat all!