Houses and buildings – English idioms and sayings

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To make decissions that can't be changed in the future.
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to burn your bridges
Remember no to burn your bridges unless it's necessary.
Something that is very fragile, delicate and won't last.
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house of cards
The ceasefire between you and your brother is a house of cards.
An expression which means that if you want something to happen, paying attention to it will only make the waiting feel longer.
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A watched kettle never boils.
Don't check your email every second, remember, a watched kettle never boils.
To entertain people successfully, make them laugh or clap loudly.
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to bring the house down
This show was so good, it just brought the house down.
To make oneself comfortable.
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to make oneself at home
I easily make myself at home wherever I go.
A person who accepts being treated badly and doesn't complain.
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to be a doormat
I can't stand being anybody's doormat.
To take precautions after something bad has already happened.
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to lock the barn door after the horse has bolted
Buying a burglar alarm after the house has been robbed is just locking the barn door after the horse has bolted.
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