A wimp. = Someone who is not strong. A weak person.
In the negotiations with Iran, America was a wimp.
Water under the bridge.=An event that has already happened.
One should forget about yesterday's problems. They are like water under the bridge.
To sweep under the carpet. = To hide some kind of problem.
He tried to sweep under the carpet the fact that he failed the exam.
To keep a lid on it. = To keep it quiet or to keep a secret.
My house is very noisy. The neighbors always call and tell me to keep a lid on it.
The only rodeo in town. =The only thing happening in town.
In Osaka the Hanshin Tigers baseball team is the only rodeo in town.
See ya'.=To see you later or we'll meet again.
I have to go now. See ya'.
In one ear and out the other.=To listen to someone or something but not to hear what is actually being said.
When my boss speaks, it's in one ear and out the other.
Fire in the belly .=To have desire, drive or guts.
To start your own company, you must have a fire in your belly to succeed.
Rodeo clown.=American slang. Someone who is foolish.
There is a well liked politician in Osaka whom I consider to be a rodeo clown.
A class act.=Someone who acts very dignified and is well respected.
My secretary is a class act.