Picking the wrong person, the most unlikely person, to do, listen, or accept something.
You're barking up the wrong tree if you think I want to become religious and go to church.
A dull, boring person with absolutely no individuality.
John has all the personality of a dial tone.
An almost universally accepted societal value that is almost immune from questioning, often unreasonably so.
Monogamy is one of our society's biggest sacred cows.
to waste time, to loiter.
My friends and I hang around at the corner bar.
To travel by foot, to walk.
His car broke down, so he had to hoof it into town.
"The coast is clear" is said when it has been determined that it is now safe to proceed; that there are no obstacles or witnesses to what one is about to do.
"The coast is clear", he thought as he watched his lover's husband drive away from the house.
to kill, especially a planned hit.
The drug dealer paid a hit man to bump off the someone who owed him a lot of money