|a way with words
||natural ability to speak, the gift of the gab
||Ask Viv to write the speech. She has a way with words.
|a whale of a game
||an exciting game, a cliff-hanger
||When Canada played Sweden, it was a whale of a game.
|a wild goose chase
||a waste of time, a long chase without results
||Oil exploration is sometimes a wild goose chase. It's uncertain.
|a window of opportunity
||an opportunity, a chance, a golden opportunity
||Sometimes a problem is actually a window of opportunity.
|a wolf in sheep's clothing
||an evil person who looks innocent
||The priest looked harmless, but he was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
|a word to the wise is sufficient
||a wise person understands when he hears a key word
||I can't discuss the plan, but a word to the wise is sufficient: progress.
||a person who works with words, a writer or author
||Ask Jan if it's colour or color. She's a wordsmith.
||a boring event, a book etc. that is not interesting
||I went to the movie, but it was a yawner so I left.
||nearly late, high time
||It's about time you got here. We've been waiting a long time.
|above and beyond the call of duty
||much more than expected, go the extra mile
||Her extra work was above and beyond the call of duty.