||be ready, be alert, up for it
||The captain of the hockey team shouted to his mates, "Be there, guys! We have to win this game."
|be there for me
||help me when I need it, be supportive, stand by me
||"Will you be there for me?" she asked. "I need your support."
|be there or be square
||if you do not come we will think you are call it square
||We're having a party at 7 on Saturday. Be there or be square!
||be natural, behave normally
||Don't worry about what to say at the party. Just be yourself.
||tall and thin, string bean
||Carl is a bean pole - tall and skinny - just like his father.
||try harder, bite the bullet
||If you bear down a little, you can graduate this year.
|bear the brunt
||accept the most blame or responsibility
||When we got in trouble, Ed bore the brunt of the blame.
|beat a dead horse
||continue to ask or try when there is no hope
||They won't refund your money. You're beating a dead horse.
|beat a hasty retreat
||run away from, leave quickly
||When the boys heard the siren they beat a hasty retreat.
|beat around the bush
||talk without telling the main point
||Politicians often beat around the bush. They talk a lot but say little.