To take a chill pill. = To relax.
Many people are excited about the political situation. They should take a chill pill.
To have a tin ear. = Not to listen.
When people talk about politics, I have a tin ear.
To butt out. = To go away or to leave someone or something alone.
You are bothering me, please butt out.
To kick the can down the road.= To put something off.
If you have a health problem and kick the can down the road, you are in trouble.
If you mess with the bull, you get the horns.= Don't cause trouble with someone stronger.
In New York, if you are being bothered by someone, you simply say "If you mess with the bull, you get the horns".
To push the envelope.=To up grade a bad situation.
If you push the envelope on a really tough guy, you might end up with a broken nose.
You have to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues. And you know that's not easy.=You must give up something and work hard if you want to be successful.
Got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues. And you know it don't come easy. -Lyrics "It Don't Come Easy" By Ringo Starr George Harrison
To have the chops. = To have the guts.
You must have the chops if you want to succeed.
To bet the farm. = To bet everything you have on something.
Don't bet the farm on a horse.
To dodge the bullet. = To escape danger.
Miami dodged the bullet in hurricane Irma.