|if the shoe fits, wear it
||if there is a lesson for you, learn it
||When I listen to you preach, I wonder if the shoe fits me.
|if you can't cut it, you can't stay
||if you cannot do the work you will have to leave; shape up or ship out
||When I complained about long days, the foreman said, "If you can't cut it, you can't stay."
|if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
||if you do not like the pressure you can leave; if you can't cut it, you can't stay
||In the boardroom someone had written on the flip chart If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!
|if you're born to hang, you won't drown
||fate controls how we die; we do not control the time and cause of our death
||After rescuing the swimmer, he said to me, "If you're born to hang, you won't drown."
|if you're not with us you're against us
||if you do not support us you are against us; can't have it both ways
||War divides us into allies and enemies. If you're not with us, you're against us.
|ignorance is bliss
||ignorant people have nothing to worry about
||The teacher said, "Ignorance is bliss - until you write exams."
|in a bad way
||feeling sad or downhearted
||After the accident, Val was in a bad way. She was very depressed.
|in a big way
||with a lot of style and expense
||Pam does things in a big way. She hired a band for her party.
|in a big way
||very much, a lot
||My son likes to play computer games - in a big way!
|in a bit
||in a minute, within a short time
||"Can we go?" asked the girl. "In a bit," her mother replied.