|the sin bin (hockey)
||the penalty box, cool your heels
||For tripping, hooking or holding you get two minutes in the sin bin.
|the sky isn't blue
||something is wrong, there is a problem, clouds on the horizon
||One look at Jenner's face told me the sky wasn't blue.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
|the spice of life
||things that make life exciting
||Romance - for many people, it's the spice of life!
|the spitting image
||one who looks like someone, a dead ringer
||Patty is the spitting image of her mother - same face, same hair.
|the squeaky wheel gets the grease
||the person who complains loudest gets service
||Our clerks put up this sign: The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
|the straight dope
||the truth, the facts, get to the point
||The cop said, "Gimme the straight dope, Shorty. I haven't got time for your stories today."
|the straight goods
||the truth, the facts, straight talk
||Gimme the straight goods - the truth, that's all.
|the strong, silent type
||a quiet and rugged-looking man
||Doris loves men like Jeff - the strong, silent type.
|the sweet spot
||the best spot to touch, the spot that feels good
||Keep rubbing. When you find my sweet spot, I'll purr like a kitten.
|the tail wagging the dog
||minority controlling the majority
||If criminals get more rights, the tail will be wagging the dog.