Idiom: “to go around in circles”
Meaning: Not accomplishing anything
Veronica: We’ve been going around in circles all day trying to decide on an ad for the website. It’s 8:00 pm and we still haven’t decided!
Idiom: “to be in the dog house”
Meaning: You are in trouble
Veronica: My lovely husband came home at 4:00 am last night. Can you believe that?
Elena: Oh….I guess he’s in the dog house now.
Idiom: “to run against the clock”
Meaning: To have a tight deadline
Elena: When do you have to submit your application for that teaching position?
Veronica: Today by 5:00 pm.
Elena: You’d better hurry up and do it. You’re running against the clock.