When the rubber meets the road. = When hard times come.
When the taxes increase, the rubber meets the road for Mr.Abe.
Vibes. = Atmosphere.
I often get good vibes from the people I meet on the street.
On the ropes. = A boxing terminology, which means losing.
President Trump was on the ropes, but he made a comeback.
To nip it in the bud. = To stop trouble before it becomes worse.
Since I’m on a diet, when my mind wanders about eating ice cream, I quickly nip it in the bud.
To rain on someone’s parade.= To say something bad about someone.
People often rain on President Trump’s parade.
To hold your head high.= To have pride.
In case of trouble, always hold your head high.
A whopper.= A big lie.
When my kids were little, they often told me whoppers.
BFF.= Best friend forever.
Most of my BFFs are dead.
To scoot.= To move quickly. Scooter.
I am sorry, but I really must scoot.
A shotgun wedding. = A forced wedding due to pregnancy.
Shotgun weddings occurred during the early 20th century.