|a brick short
||(See one brick short of a full load)
|a budding genius
||a child who appears to be very intelligent
||The newspaper described Pam as "a budding genius" on the violin.
|a bull in a china shop
||a big, reckless person in a room full of fragile things; cramp your style
||Imagine a 300-pound football player at a tea party, and you have a bull in a china shop.
|a bum rap
||unfair blame, unjust sentence, take the rap
||It was a bum rap. Eddie didn't steal those paintings.
||an unfortunate event, bad luck, too bad
||"Somebody broke a window in his car and stole his stereo." "That's a bummer."
|a bun in the oven
||pregnant, expecting a baby
||Mabel has a bun in the oven. The baby's due in April.
|a bunch of malarkey
||an untrue story, a lot of bunk, bull
||"Do you believe what the psychic said about your future?" "No. It's a bunch of malarkey."
|a bundle of nerves
||a very nervous person; uptight person
||May has so many problems - she's just a bundle of nerves.
||(See such a card)
|a case of
||an example of, it's a case of
||Look at Bosnia. That's a case of ethnic civil war.