|low-key (adjective)||not intended to attract a lot of attention||Judy’s birthday party was a rather low-key event. It finished before midnight and there were only a handful of people there.|
|latchkey kid (noun)||a child who is often home alone, especially after school||My parents worked a lot when I was young. I was a latchkey kid.|
|under lock and key||locked up securely||My grandmother keeps her jewellery under lock and key.|
|a golden key can open any door||you can get or do anything when you have money||Gavin: I don’t know how Joan got into Oxford. She was never a very good student.
Mary: Well you know Gavin, a golden key can open any door.
|elevator pitch (noun)||short, interesting, and succinct presentation about yourself, your job, or your company, usually no longer that 60 seconds.||John’s elevator pitch was so interesting that he made 5 new business deals in one afternoon.|
|sb’s elevator doesn’t stop at all floors||somebody is not very bright||He’s a nice guy but his elevator doesn’t stop at all the floors, if you know what I mean …|
|avoid the elephant in the room||ignore a problem||Is anybody going to mention the elephant in the room? Mark has a black eye!|
|live out of a suitcase||travel a lot, or live somewhere temporarily and only have limited belongings||I can’t wait to get home. I’ve been living out of a suitcase for months.|
|bag and baggage||with all of your possessions||Laura got a letter from the landlord. They had to move out of the house bag and baggage by the end of the week.|