Rift. = Trouble, disagreement.
The rift between Japan and China continues.
A tip-off. = Inside information.
I got a tip-off from my sister that my son wants to marry.
Chronic. = Lasting a long time.
I have chronic pain in both my knees.
Limp. = Walking unevenly.
Since I damaged my knees by overtraining, I walk with a limp.
To have got it made in the shade. = Everything is OK. Everything is easy.
When people ask me how I'm doing, I tell them I've got it made in the shade.
Seldom.= Rare, not usual.
I seldom use the bus any more.
To arouse.= To enhance,interest or excitement.
Happy songs arouse me.
Craze.= A fad, foolish enthusiasm.
The new craze now is to walk along the street while looking at a media device.
To help yourself.= To take care something or to do some things by yourself.
When my kids were younger they used to help themselves to food in the refrigerator.
From square one.= From the beginning.
When I began to lift weights, I had to start from square one.