|the cart before the horse
||backwards, back to front
||Having dessert before dinner is putting the cart before the horse.
|the cat's ass [B]
||the best, number one, the bee's knees
||Since Val won the beauty contest, she thinks she's the cat's ass!
|the cat's meow
||somebody special, a hotshot
||When Vi wears diamonds, she thinks she's the cat's meow.
|the cat's out of the bag
||the secret has been told, people know the secret
||We know about your affair with Brad. The cat's out of the bag.
|the crack of dawn
||(See at the crack of dawn)
||the difficult time, the day we have less money
||The crunch is coming - when we have one salary instead of two.
|the crux of the matter
||the main point, the real issue
||Uncle Bert is too old to drive the car. That's the crux of the matter.
|the customer is always right
||satisfy the customer, agree with the customer
||Now let's discuss an old saying: The Customer's Always Right.
|the cutting edge
||the latest technology, state of the art
||Compact discs are no longer the cutting edge in recorded music.
|the day of the family farm
||the time when most farms were family owned
||The day of the family farm is nearly over. They can't survive.