To dither = To waver
If you come to a conclusion you should act and not dither.
A duffer = A clumsy person or an amateur golfer
I am one of the worst golfers in the world, a real duffer.
Spectacular = Unusual display, great
Michael Jackson's dance routines were spectacular.
To go to bat for = To defend somebody
When one of my sons gets in trouble, I must go to bat for him.
Tie-up = To merge
Soon Toyota and Mazuda will tie-up to make hybrid engines.
To get it in gear = To get yourself together and hurry up
If you want to make it to work on time, you will have to get it in gear.
To cross your fingers = A symbol that means to hope for something
When the Tigers play, I cross my fingers and hope that they win.
For the fun of it = For pleasure or relaxation
I lift weights for the fun of it.
To have something down cold = To know something perfectly
I have the Tigers batting order down cold.
Steer clear of = Keep away from
When I drive I always try to steer clear of the cops.