It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog.

When against someone who is bigger than you or facing something that seems unbeatable. It doesn’t matter if you have determination.





Ex. I don’t care how many of you there are! It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog! I’ll win this!



Ex. You can climb that mountain! It doesn’t matter how far up it is! It’s the not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog!





Reap the whirlwind. 


Paying for your sins or past mistakes. To face a serious problem because of something you did in the past.



1.  Billy stole from that store. He should return what he stole or he is going to reap the whirlwind that follows.


2. You chose not to study for the test, so now you’re reaping the whirlwind.


Stick out/stand out


Stick out/stand out – Noticeable


“If you wear your bright orange t-shirt, you’ll definitely stand out”



“You’ve got to be well trained when you’re an undercover detective, otherwise you’ll stick out like a sore thumb.”


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To build up

to make something sound good

“The headmaster is really proud of his school. He is always building up the teachers, saying how excellent they are.”



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To step in
to join a situation
– なんらかの状況に加わる/介入すること

“We were all about to lose our jobs until new owners stepped in and saved the company.”

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To get through to 理解させる

To get through to

to make someone listen and understand

“I told my students to make more of an effort with their homework, and not do it quickly before class. I told them that if they want to speak the language fluently they have to do what I say. Finally, I am getting through to them!”


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Up to you /あなた次第

Up to

a person’s decision

“When you are self-employed, it’s up to you what time you get up every morning!”
(get up = get out of bed)


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