|it never fails
||it always happens, time and again
||It never fails - when I get in the shower, the phone rings.
|it never rains but it pours
||when it comes we get too much, feast or famine
||"Tonight we don't have enough chairs for everybody."
"It never rains but it pours!"
|it occurs to me
||this thought comes to my mind
||It occurs to me that we won't meet again until Christmas.
|it phased me out
||it caused me to feel uneasy, throw you
||I was nervous when you did the bungee jump. It phased me out.
|it seems to me
||it is my opinion, it is my view
||It seems to me that Don expects us to phone him every week.
|it strikes me
||this is clear to me, this is my impression
||It strikes me that we share many interests and activities.
|it takes one to know one
||one type of personality recognizes the same type
||"Elizabeth is such a fool!" "Takes one to know one."
|it takes two to tango
||some things you cannot do alone; you need a friend to experience life;
two can share, fight, dance, love...; it is better to have loved and lost...
||Life is a dance. It takes two to tango!
|it was a lark
||it was easy, it was fun, a piece of cake
||I learned to shift gears on a Peugeot. It was a lark!
|it was Greek to me
||I could not understand the subject; it was like a foreign language
||When he asked me what I had learned about DNA, I replied, "I don't know.
It was Greek to me."