||times of poverty, hard times
||During lean times they sold eggs for 50¢ a dozen.
|learn the lingo
||learn the language, know the idioms
||To work in the computer industry you have to learn the lingo.
|learn the ropes
||learn the first steps, learn the basics, know the ropes
||He wants to learn the ropes, to learn how to play jazz.
|learn your place
||learn to know where and when to speak
||When I was young, kids learned their place; they showed respect.
|leave me hanging
||leave me wondering what happened
||You begin a story, but you don't finish it. You leave me hanging.
|leave no stone unturned
||look everywhere, look high and low
||In our search for Mom's wedding ring, we left no stone unturned.
||not include, discard
||Leave out the cracked dishes. We'll throw them away.
|leave out in the cold
||not invite, exclude
||Kim didn't receive an invitation. She was left out in the cold.
|leave the door open
||allow people to reply, invite a response, feel free to reply
||If you offer to provide answers to their questions, you leave the door open for a reply.
|leave well enough alone
||if you do more you could cause more trouble
||If I cause a problem, I apologize. Then I leave well enough alone.