Dennis Oliver's Idioms: I
if I had my druthers: if I could do what I
"If I had my druthers, I'd stay home from work
in over one's head: in a situation that is too much / too
difficult for one to manage.
"Do you have time to help me? I thought I could do
but I'm afraid I'm in over my head. I just can't handle things
inside out: with the inner part on the outside and the
outer part on the inside.
"Why are you wearing your tee shirt inside
in stock: in supply and available to buy / sell.
"I'm sorry, but we just sold our last pair of hiking
boots. If you come back
at the end of the week, however, we should have some more in
in the black: profitable; not showing a financial loss.
"What did you do to increase profit and eliminate
We've been in the black for two months in a row."
in the red: unprofitable; showing a financial loss.
"We have to do something to increase profit and
We've been in the red for two months in a row."
in time: not late.
"I thought I was going to be late for my flight, but
it was delayed, so I was still in time."