|rap your knuckles
||(See get your knuckles rapped)
||person who tattles, one who squeals, fink
||You rat fink! Did you
blab to Mom and Dad? Did you tell them?
||tell the police or the authorities, squeal, tell on
||Billy won't rat on me. He won't tell the teacher.
||fast pace, busy schedule, living/working in the city
||What a rat race! I want to leave the city and live in the country.
||damage, wreck, trash
||Who ratched the gears on my bike? I can't shift into low!
||oh no, darn, nuts
||Rats! We have a flat tire!
|rattle my chain
||annoy me, anger me, get under my skin
||That woman rattles my chain, the way she gossips about me!
||continue to talk, ramble, hold forth
||The professor was rattling on about Canadian culture.
||threaten to attack, appear to be preparing for war
||The workers are rattling their sabres, but they won't strike.
||(See a raw deal)