Be out of the woods: be out of danger after an illness, injury, or difficult situation.
Rick: Feeling better, today?
John: A lot better than yesterday for sure, but I’m not quite out of the woods yet. I’m going to the doctor tomorrow to get checked.
Put two and two together: figure something out; reason from the facts.
George: I’m trying to figure out this math problem, but can’t seem to put two and two together.
Sam: Have you tried to another formula?
Why in the world: why really? why in fact?
Jim: Why in the world is she late to our meeting?
Sam: She sent me a text about 5 minutes ago. She got caught in traffic due to an accident.
Pass out: lose consciousness; faint
Frank: What happened to Jim last night?
Tom: He was passed out drunk. Drank too much at the Christmas party, so I had to take him home.
Go wrong: fail: not happened as planned
Tim: I was trying to fix my car today, but something went wrong.
Sam: What happened?
Tim: Not sure, I think there’s a leak somewhere.
To the letter: exactly as written or instructed; perfectly
Boss: Can you recopy this spreadsheet? I need it to be an exact duplicate, down to the letter.
Manager: Sure, I’ll have it done right away.
Keep a stiff upper lip: be brave and calm in a difficult situation
Commentator: Look at the state of the boxer in the eighth round. His right eye is practically swollen up, but he keeps a stiff upper lip. His toughness is unbelievable.
In the middle of something: while something is happening; during something
Manager: Hey Boss, may I speak to you for a minute?
Boss: Not now, I’m in the middle of a phone call. I’ll talk to you afterwards.
Lay something out: arrange or organize something
Mom: Okay, I’m going to lay out your clothes tomorrow for school. Make sure you get some sleep.
Son: Okay mom, good night.
Be concerned about someone or something: worry about someone or something
Rick: Everything okay?
Noriko: I am a little concerned about my TOEIC exam. I don’t want to have to take it again.
Rick: I’m sure you did fine.