Dennis Oliver's Idioms: D
Don't count your chickens until (before) they hatch (they've
hatched).: Don't assume
that something will happen until it has happened.
A: I'm sure that I'm going to win a lot of money in
B: "Don't count your chickens until they hatch!"
dicey: uncertain; taking too much of a chance.
A: A friend of mine says I can make a lot of moneyif I
in the XYZ company. Should I do it?
B: I wouldn't if I were you. The chances for success are too
ditch class: skip class/play hookey.
"You shouldn't have ditched class
yesterday. We had an unannounced test."
do a bang-up job: do a very good job; do very well at
"Have you seen Frank's home page? He did a bang-up
job with it."
down in the dumps: depressed; "blue."
A: "Is something wrong?"
B: "Not really, but I feel kind of down in the dumps."
drop someone a line: write to someone.
"I haven't written to my parents for a long time. I'd
better drop them a line
today or tomorrow."
drag one's feet: delay; take longer than necessary to do
"Joe should have finished his project a week ago. Why
is he dragging his feet?"