|brush up on
||review, relearn or practise; bone up on
||The teacher said I should brush up on my spelling - try to improve.
|brush with death
||nearly die, at death's door, on my deathbed
||After a close brush with death you'll think that life is precious.
|brush with the law
||an illegal act, a minor crime
||Judd told me about his brush with the law - a shoplifting charge.
||dollar, greenback, loonie
||When I earn some bucks, I'm going to buy a stereo.
||nervous, unable to perform well, choke
||Every time I play in a competition I get buck fever. I get so nervous.
|buck stops here
||(See the buck stops here)
||be strong, be positive
||Buck up, my friend. You will soon be finished with exams.
||work harder, try harder, bite the bullet
||Next term I'm going to buckle down and get good grades.
||quit, lose, not try, give up
||We're losing, but we won't buckle under. We won't quit.
||fasten your seat belt, buckle your seat belt
||Buckle up. Dad won't drive away until we fasten our seat belts.