Friday, March 3, 2017

Idioms that start with "C"

If you "call the shots", you are in charge and tell people what to do.

Opening a "can of worm is an action that can create serious problems.

Having a "card up your sleeve" is when you have a surprise plan or idea that you are keeping back until the time is right.

When using a "carrot and stick" it is an offer of an incentive combined with the threat of punishment.

If you "carry the can", you take the blame for an action, event or result.

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