|wheels fall off
||(See the wheels fall off)
|when in Rome, do as the Romans do
||when you are a visitor do the same things as your hosts do
||When I visit an Asian country, I learn the customs, and do as the "Romans" do.
|when it comes to
||when this is the topic, when we talk about this
||When it comes to cars, I like GM. I would buy a Chev or a Pontiac.
|when it rains it pours
||when it comes we get too much, feast or famine
||"Tonight we don't have enough chairs for everybody."
"When it rains it pours!"
|when push comes to shove
||when people fight, when the fighting begins, when the going gets tough
||The workers are demanding a fair wage. When push comes to shove, we may have to call the police.
|when the chips are down
||when the right decision must be made, when you must win
||When the chips are down - when we are losing - we play better. We need to be challenged.
|when the crunch comes
||when there is less money, when the economy fails
||When the crunch comes, we'll have our mortgage paid off!
|when the dust settles
||when the fight is finished, when it is calm again, when the lights go on
||Abortion is a serious issue, but when the dust settles, women will be able to choose.
|when the going gets tough
||when there are problems, when progress is difficult
||When the going gets tough, we need people with a good attitude.
|where angels fear to tread
||where even the angels fear to go, where danger is
||They were using a ouija board - going where angels fear to tread!