Christmas: nut, angel, chimney, present
|be on the side of angels||be on the right side||As a human rights lawyer, she’s on the side of angels.|
|all one’s Christmases come at once||extreme good fortune, happines or delight||When I passed the exam it was like all my Christmases had come at once.|
|a white Christmas||snow at Christmas time||I hope we have a white Christmas this year.|
|light up like a Christmas tree||(Australian English) look dazzling/look very happy||The view from the penthouse suite looked over the city which lit up like a Christmas tree at night time.|
|off the Christmas card list||an expression of annoyance towards someone||I crossed my friend Madeline off the Christmas card list after she cancelled our lunch plans three times in a row.|
|to smoke like a chimney||smoke constantly||My grandmother used to smoke like a chimney but now she has given up.|
|use a sledgehammer to crack a nut||use extreme measures to solve a simple problem||Sending eight men to carry two small suitcases is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.|
|a tough nut to crack||a difficult problem or a competitor who is hard to defeat||The Chinese market is a tough nut to crack for foreign investors.|
|make a present of something||make it easy for someone to steal or take something from you||– Oh no! Someboday’s stolen my purse!
– Well, what do you expect? You made a present of it by leaving it in an unlocked car.