|the powers that be
||the people in power, the power brokers
||I applied for a liquor license, but the powers that be said no.
|the price you have to pay
||what you must endure or pay or lose
||Loneliness is the price you have to pay for being famous.
|the proof of the pudding is in the eating
||do not judge until you test the finished product, do not jump to conclusions
||She drew a cartoon of a boy with a plum on his thumb. Then she wrote The proof of the pudding...
|the rabbit died
||according to myth, a sign that a woman is pregnant
||When Pop heard I was pregnant he said, "So the rabbit died, eh."
|the real McCoy
||the real thing, the genuine one
||This painting is the real McCoy. It's the original!
|the rest is gravy
||the rest is free, the rest of the money is profit
||When we get the grain check, we pay our bills, and the rest is gravy!
|the rest is history
||the rest of the story is well known; you know the rest; that's all she wrote
||Fleury took a pass from Suter, went around a defenceman, and the rest is history.
|the right stuff
||effective skills; the right words or actions
||Harry is persuasive. He has the right stuff to become a salesman.
|the road to hell is paved with good intentions
||good intentions achieve nothing without action, actions speak louder...
||Convert your charitable feelings into action! The road to hell is paved with good intentions!
||Newfoundland, Canada; (on the east coast)
||We know a girl from The Rock. Her name is Sherry Sooley.