To be frank. = To be serious, truthful or to the point.
Yesterday, I sat down with my son and we had a frank discussion about his future.
To buddy up. = To make friends or to become friendly.
I went to Koshien last night and I was able to buddy up with a number of Tigers fans.
To cave in. = To give in, to fail.
I am on a diet but I love chocolate ice cream, so sometimes I cave in and eat a bowl or two.
To set your heart on. = To hope, expect or deeply believe in something.
Many soccer fans set their hearts on victory over Australia, but they were disappointed.
Red faced. = To be embarrassed.
I was red faced when I discovered that I had gotten on the women's only car.
Will power. = Desire, self restraint or determination.
Stopping smoking isn't easy. It takes effort and will power.
Crackpot. = People who are crazy or have strange ideas.
People who shoot missiles at Japan must be considered to be crack pots.
Spooked. = Frightened, a slight shock or to feel uneasy.
The nation was spooked by the recent missile crisis.
To cut a deal. = To make a deal.
I tried to buy a new computer but it was too expensive and I was unable to cut a deal with the shop owner.
To ramp up. = To improve or to escalate.
If you don't ramp up your studies you will never pass the examinations.