|time's a wasting
||we are wasting time, we should be working
||Time's a wasting. Let's finish our work and then rest.
||there is no more time for the test or game etc.
||The coach checked his watch and said, "Time's up. Stop running."
|times were hard
||it was a time of poverty, hard times
||It was 1850. Times were hard in Sweden then.
||unmusical ear, unable to appreciate music
||With my tin ear, I couldn't say if she was singing flat.
||car, old car
||You can park your tin Lizzie over there beside the barn.
|tip a few
||drink a few beer etc., bend your elbow
||Chuck used to tip a few when he was younger. He drank with us.
|tip of my tongue
||(See on the tip of my tongue)
|tip of the hat
||a compliment, a bit of praise, recognition, here's to
||A tip of the hat to Junko for his contribution. Thank you, Junko!
|tip of the iceberg
||a small part of it, about one-tenth of it
||This invoice is only part of the debt - the tip of the iceberg.
|tip the scales
||change or influence a decision, the upper hand
||If you speak two languages, it could tip the scales in your favor when you apply for a job.