||perfect in every detail, like a machine-printed alphabet,
||"How did I do on my theory test?" "It was letter-perfect, but can
you hear all of the notes you have written so neatly?"
||money, dough, moola
||A billion dollars is a lot of lettuce! It's more than I need.
|level the playing field
||make it equal for everyone, a level playing field
||If we train all employees, we help to level the playing field.
|level with you
||be honest with you, the straight goods
||Peter will level with you. He'll tell you what the doctor said.
|lick and a promise
||(See a lick and a promise)
|lick your wounds
||become healthy again, recover from a defeat
||After losing the election, he went home to lick his wounds.
||moving fast, boot it, hell bent for election
||The train is going lickety-split, at least sixty miles an hour!
|lie down on the job
||stop working, refuse to work
||Yes, I take long coffee breaks, but I would never lie down on the job.
|life in the fast lane
||a fast-paced life, living or working in a large city
||We tried life in the fast lane - in Toronto - but Seth didn't like it.
|life is just a bowl of cherries
||life is just wonderful, life is grand
||When Anne is happy, she says, "Life is just a bowl of cherries!"