|strictly for the birds
||(See for the birds)
|strike a bargain
||find a satisfactory deal or price
||After discussing the price of the carpet, we struck a bargain: $15.
|strike it rich
||earn or win a lot of money, find a gold mine
||People came to the Yukon hoping to find gold - to strike it rich.
||causes me to pause, impresses me
||What strikes me is the color of the leaves. They're crimson.
|strike out (baseball)
||fail to hit the ball while at bat
||This time he'll hit the ball. Last time at bat he struck out.
|strike out on your own
||leave home and support yourself, be independent
||I was eighteen when I struck out on my own and found a job.
|strike up a conversation
||begin a conversation with a stranger
||Uncle Ho is sociable. He strikes up a conversation with anyone.
|strike up the band
||begin conducting the band, give the downbeat
||Maestro, strike up the band. We want to hear some music.
|strike while the iron is hot
||do it before it is too late, now is the time to act
||In business, timing is important. You strike while the iron is hot.
|strike your fancy
||interest you, appeal to you, turn your crank
||Do you see anything on the menu that strikes your fancy? Lobster?