Under a cloud
Meaning: Under suspicion
Usage: I believe John left his last job under a cloud.
Make a Clean Breast
Meaning: confess without reserve
Usage: He made a clean breast of his crime to the police.
Talking through Hat
Meaning: Talking nonsense
Usage: Nothing of what he said made sense – he was talking through his hat.
In the Good books
Meaning: In favor of the boss.
Usage: The fact that he always managed to be in the good books of the bosses surprised one and all.
The green-eyed monster
Meaning: Used as a way of talking about jealousy
Usage: Shakespeare called it “the green-eyed monster, ” and once it gets a hold of your relationship, it sinks its teeth in and can rip it apart.
At one’s wit’s end
Usage: Shila is at one’s wit’s end about her career after 12th grade.
Meaning: dishonest practice
Usage: He’s been guilty of sharp practice in the past.
To give the devil his due
Meaning: To give encouragement even to the enemy
Usage: I don’t like what the new management has done but give the devil his due, sales have improved.
Usage: She is extremely standoffish and will only come around once every couple of days.
To keep under wraps
Usage: The documents will stay/be kept under wraps for ten more years.