To give a hall pass = To excuse someone's mistakes or weakness due to a difficult situation
He wasn't playing well but his baby was sick, so the team gave him a hall pass.
Glued to = Can't get away
Most Americans are glued to their televisions about the earth quake news.
Dumb down = To make someone stupid
Recently television games have dumbed down our younger generation.
A workaday guy = Someone who works from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seriously
He is a workaday guy in a workaday world.
To square away = To clean up or straighten up
After I square away my room, I go out.
To annoy = To make someone upset
People smoking in restaurants annoy me.
To get me down = To make me depressed
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.
To let something slide = To not do something that should be done
If I let my training slide, I will get fat.
To get fit = To get your body in good condition
After the holiday it will take me some time to get fit again.
Good to go = Ready to start
After having breakfast, I am good to go to the office.