1. salad days (“青葱”岁月， 也就是年轻少不更事，没有阅历的一段时间。)
John was in his salad days then and fell in love easily.
2. beet red (窘得)满脸通红
When she realized her mistake, she turned beet red.
3. like two peas in a pod (一模一样)
The twins are like two peas in a pod.
4. as cool as a cucumber (泰然自若)
Even in the emergency, she remained as cool as a cucumber.
5. hot potato (棘手的问题)
All of them avoid talking about the hot potato.
6. in a pickle (处境困难)
I’m in a pickle. Can you help me?
7. a carrot and a stick (胡萝卜加大棒，软硬兼施)
Their method of negotiating is a combination of the carrot and the stick.