||any phone calls or letters, any reply
||Any word from Dale? He should have called us by now.
||there are no rules; expect anything to happen
||Anything goes during Stampede week. People do crazy things!
|apple a day...
||(See an apple a day keeps the doctor away)
|apple of his eye
||(See the apple of his eye)
||very neat, well organized, shipshape, tickety-boo
||"Is your room in apple-pie order?" "Yes, Mom. It is."
|armed to the teeth
||prepared to fight or defend, having lots of evidence
||By the time the trial began, the lawyer was armed to the teeth.
|around Robin Hood's barn
||(See all around Robin Hood's barn)
|around the bend
||crazy or insane, off your rocker
||If I had to listen to that noise all the time, I'd go around the bend.
|around the clock
||twenty-four hours, 'round the clock
||Julie worked around the clock to finish her sewing project.
|as a matter of fact
||to state a fact, in fact, to be perfectly honest
||The burrowing owl is a protected species. As a matter of fact, it's an endangered species.