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Quarrel with bread and butter- Bread and butter, here, indicate the means of one’s living. If a subordinate in an organization is quarrelsome or if he is not patient enough to bear the reprimand he deserves, gets angry and retorts or provokes the higher-up, the top man dismisses him from the job. So, he loses the job that gave him bread and butter. Hence we say, he quarreled with bread and butter (manager or the top man) and lost his job


Quiet as a cat- If somebody is as quiet as a cat they make as little noise as possible and try to be Unnoticeable


Quiet as a mouse- If someone's as quiet as a mouse, they make absolutely no noise


Queer fish- A strange person is a queer fish


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