To put your sword down.= To stop fighting or arguing.
I wish my staff would put their swords down and finish our work.
House hunting.= Shopping for new house or condominium.
April is a good time for house hunting.
To shine something or someone on.= To forget about it/them.
I always shine rude people on.
To get the pink slip.= To get fired or laid off.
Many people in the White House get the pink slip quickly.
To touch base with someone.= To contact someone for a short time.
I touch base with my sister from time to time.
A toxic situation.= A bad or disagreeable situation.
The situation in NK is now a toxic situation.
A straphanger.= A commuter. A straphanger is a person who takes the train to and from work. He/She holds on to the hanging strap.
Before I bought a car, I spent many years as a straphanger.
To carry a lot of water.= To do a lot of work and have a lot of responsibility.
My secretary carries a lot of water.
To go off the rails.= To act or speak in uncharacteristically strange manner.
Many people go off the rails when they speak about President Trump.
Nuff. = Enough.
I can’t get nuff ice cream.