To pony up.= To toughen up or to pay up.
When things get tough, we must pony up and carry on.
To cool off.= To settle down.
When my kids start fighting, I tell them to cool off.
To forgive.= To pardon someone, overlook something or stop blame.
Someone stepped on my foot in the train but I forgave him.
A setback.= A small defeat.
Last week I had a case of the flu. It was a setback for my work schedule.
Under the weather.= To feel slightly ill.
If I feel under the weather, I take a nap.
Remarkable.= Very impressive.
Ichiro has had a remarkable baseball career.
To be snakebitten.= To have a lot of bad luck.
Recently, Texas Rangers pitcher Darvish has been snakebitten due to numerous injuries.
To fumble.= To move awkwardly. To drop something.
When I am at the check out counter in the supermarket, I often fumble for my money.
To catch some ZZs.= To get some sleep. When we sleep, sometimes we make a zz sound. Thus called some ZZs.
If I have free time after lunch, I sometimes catch some ZZs.
To come out of the blue and into the black.= To come from nowhere and be a success.
Apple corp. came out of the blue and into the black.