|there's something rotten in the state of Denmark
||something is wrong, something is strange, there's something fishy
||Father knew I was tricking him. He said, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."
||these parts of the country; neck of the woods
||In these parts, folks don't like federal politicians.
||(See a little thick)
|thick as a brick
||slow to understand, slow to learn
||We're all thick as a brick in at least one subject, eh?
|thing-a-ma-bob / thing-a-ma-jig
||name for a strange part, what-cha-ma-call-it
||If I can get the thing-a-ma-jig in the right hole, this car may start.
|things are looking up
||we are feeling positive, life is better
||Now that Vic has a job, things are looking up. We feel positive.
|think better of it
||change my decision, decide not to do it
||We were going to buy a trailer, but we thought better of it.
|think nothing of it
||my help was nothing, no problem, not at all
||"Thank you for helping us find our lost puppy." "Think nothing of it."
|think outside the box
||think in new ways, imagine, big-sky thinking, think tank
||Our methods are not working. We need different, innovative ideas -
we need to think outside the box.
||think more about, consider
||I'm going to think over what you said about keeping the baby.