|at death's door
||dying, near death, brush with death
||Poor Sarah! She has lung cancer and I fear she's at death's door.
||stand at ease, do not stand at attention, relax
||The lieutenant said, "At ease, soldier. We're not on duty."
|at face value
||the value shown by the surface, what you see ...
||At face value, this car appears to be in good condition.
||caused the problem, to blame
||The judge will decide who's at fault - who caused the crash.
|at first glance
||when you first see it, when you notice it
||At first glance, it looked like a cat - a large cat.
|at first light
||just before the sun rises, at the crack of dawn
||At first light, the ducks would fly to the grainfields to feed.
||with feeling for you, with you in mind
||Believe me, she has your needs at heart. She cares about you.
|at it again
||doing it again, back at it
||That dog is at it again - barking in the middle of the night.
||not very much, very little to ask
||At least he could have phoned. He could have done that.
||free to speak or act, allowed to speak
||Are you at liberty to tell us who won? Can you tell us?