To mourn = To grieve or to feel sorrow
In New York, Yankee fans mourn the loss of their championship.
To grid = Gats
Soldiers in battle must have true grit to survive.
To show your chops = To show your guts
If you want to play pro football, you have to show your chops everyday.
A stand-up guy = A decent hard working person
My buddy is a stand-up guy. He works hard and he always finds time for his family.
To get it on = To begin with vigor or to put on something
We have a lot of work to do today, so we better get it on.
In the midst of = In the middle of
I was in the midst of cooking when the phone rang.
To be thrilled = To be very, very happy
Yesterday, I was thrilled to meet an old friend.
To grab a bite = To have a small meal
Subway sandwich shop will open in my building, so my students can grab a bite before their lesson.
To zip your lip = To be silent, or to keep a secret
If someone ask me my age, I zip my lip.
To stop and smell the roses = To try to enjoy life
A lot of business men work too hard. They should stop and smell the roses.