||a bold or shocking person, no shrinking violet
||She is a caution! She told the judge he was all wrong.
|a cheap drunk
||a person who gets drunk on one or two drinks
||Jo admits she's a cheap drunk. Her limit is two drinks.
||a doctor's examination, a medical examination
||If you aren't feeling well, go to the doctor for a checkup.
|a chicken in every pot
||enough food for every family
||No one will be hungry if there's a chicken in every pot.
|a chin wag
||a conversation, a visit
||The grandmothers were talking happily - having a chin wag.
|a chip off the old block
||a boy who is like his dad, the apple doesn't...
||Eric is a chip off the old block. He's just like his dad.
|a chunk of change
||a large amount of money, a few grand, big bucks
||I bet that condo cost him a chunk o' change - 300
grand at least.
|a clean bill of health
||a good report from the doctor, a good checkup
||You'll never get a clean bill of health if you eat fat meat!
||a game that is close until the end, a barnburner
||Every election in this town is a real cliff-hanger - a close race.
|a close call
||close to danger or an accident
||That was a close call. The train nearly hit the bus!