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rain or shine: (describing something scheduled)
put him/her on the mat
Apple of My Eye
Often daughters or sons are referred to as the "apple" of their parent's eye. This phrase originates from King David, who wrote in Psalm 17 to ask God to remember and love David as His child: "Keep me as the apple of Your eye, hide me in the shadow of Your wings." (Ps 17:8).
Drink like a fish
Meaning drink heavily, this idiom originated from the fact that fish live in water and are associated with water. Obviously, fishes don't drink.
Here are some more color idioms
Brown out - partial loss of electricity
Brown nose - to flatter someone in a position of power in order to obtain favors
In a brown study - seriously contemplating something
Having a green thumb - able to make plants grow well
Pink-collar workers -office workers, esp. women
Red herring - a topic thrown into a discussion in order to mislead
Blue-collar workers - laborers