off one's high horse
come down off one's high horse
get down off your high horse
Not acting proud and scornful; humble and agreeable.
The girls were so kind to Nancy after her mother died that she came down off her high horse and made friends with them.
Acting friendly again; not angry and unpleasant any more; agreeable.
Sally wouldn't speak to anyone all afternoon because she couldn't go to the movies, but she's off her high horse now.
To become less arrogant; to assume a more modest disposition.
The boastful candidate for Congress quickly came down off his high horse when he was soundly beaten by his opponent.
ship come in
when one's ship comes in
All the money a person has wished for is received; wealth comes to a person. Used with a possessive.
When my ship comes in, I will take a trip to Norway.
Mr. Brown is just waiting for his ship to come in.
till the cows come home
Until sunset; until the last.
До заката; до конца.
The women in the country used to sit in the spinning room making yarn out of skeins of wool, usually till the cows came home.
I'm going to the party tonight. So I plan to stay out until the cows go home.
Я иду сегодня на вечеринку, так что собираюсь пробыть в гостях допоздна.
bring to heel
come to heel
The dog ran after a rabbit, but Jack brought him to heel.
Under control; to obedience.
When Peter was sixteen, he thought he could do as he pleased, but his father cut off his allowance, and Peter soon came to heel.
wear out one's welcome
To visit somewhere too long or come back too often so that you are not welcome any more.
The Smith children have worn out their welcome at our house because they never want to go home.
This hot weather has worn out its welcome with us.
A mat for wiping your shoes on, often with the word welcome on it, that is placed in front of a door.
Mother bought a welcome mat for our new house.
A warm welcome; a friendly greeting. Used in such phrases as the welcome mat is out and put out the welcome mat.
Our welcome mat is always out to our friends.
Spread out the welcome mat, children, because Uncle Bill is visiting us tonight.
when push comes to shove
A time when a touchy situation becomes actively hostile or a quarrel turns into a fight.
Can we count on the boss' goodwill, when push comes to shove?
Push has become shove for our finances.
with open arms
receive with open arms
welcome with open arms
With the arms spread wide for hugging or catching.
When Father came home from work, little Sally ran out to meet him with open arms.
Dick stood under the window with open arms, and Jean dropped the bag of laundry down to him.
With words or actions showing that you are glad to see someone; gladly, warmly, eagerly.
When Grandmother came to visit us at Christmas, we welcomed her with open arms.
After his pioneering flight in the Friendship VII, Col. John Glenn was welcomed with open arms by the people of his hometown.