1. tobe hard done-by


e.g.  She feels hard done-by because she's been looking after the kids all week while her husband hass been out every night.

2. tobe miles away


e.g. I was miles away thinking of my financial affairs while Sara was speaking to me.

3. like water off a duck's back


e.g. Her mother told her off for being so cheeky, but it was like water off a duck's back

4. sth takes some doing


e.g. Your computer is on the blink and I can fix it up for you, but it takes some doing if you wish.

5. tobe in with a chance of...


e.g. I was in with a chance of having a good family and they've always been for me a leg to stand on.




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