On the horizon = In the near future
I must go to America soon, so a trip to the U.S.A. is on the horizon for me.
Loose cannon = Someone who is not rational and not dependable
Mrs.Tanaka was the loose cannon in Mr. Koizumi's cabinet.
To mothball something = To put something or someone in storage
Since the price of gas is very high, I have decided to mothball my car.
To poach = To take game or fish illegally
Recently a number of people have been caught poaching fish from a government controlled lake.
Prime-time = The best time
In Japan prime-time television is from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
To put one's finger on = To pinpoint
I have had a pain in my shoulder recently but I can't put my finger on the cause.
A slow burn = To be upset about something for a long time possibly years
Many people when thinking about a work problem or their boss, do a slow burn.
At a fast clip = Very quickly
Buildings are going up at a fast clip in this area.
A clunker = An old car that breaks down often
In my younger days I spent more time under my clunker repairing it than driving it.
To hog = For one to use something in excess
My daughter hogs the bath for two or three hours.