I posted here a small list of phrasal verbs. Today I found a neat site with more of these, plus sayings and other useful phrases for those with an interest in writing in English.
Here is a taster:
Steal one’s thunder
– Someone ‘steals your thunder’ when they use your ideas or inventions to their own advantage.
About the origin of this phrase here
Now a series of biblical originated phrases (as used in the King James version):
A man after my own heart (Samuel 13:14)
– A kindred spirit – someone I can agree with.
A fly in the ointment (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
– A small but irritating flaw that spoils the whole thing.
Bite the dust (Psalms 72 – “lick the dust”)
– Fall to the ground, wounded or dead.
By the skin of your teeth (Job 19:20 – Geneva Bible 1560)
– Narrowly; barely. Usually used in regard to a narrow escape from a disaster.
You can save my time and find many more on this site 🙂