They don’t need to worry too much: even if the boss leaves, they have Dave waiting in the wings, ready to take over.
wake up call
I used to think everything in this city was perfect, but the walk through the ghetto was a real wake-up call.
walk a fine line
“At the moment she is happy, but I am walking a fine line with her husband: I think he is getting more annoyed with how much time she is spending at the office.”
a walk in the park
The physics test was difficult, but the chemistry one was a walk in the park.
walk on eggshells
Every day I am around her I feel I am walking on eggshells; I feel she will kill me whenever I even make a suggestion.
They won the pub quiz mostly thanks to Phil, who is a walking encyclopedia on all things trivia.
walking on air
When Dave came back from his date with Anna, he was walking on air, with a big stupid smile on his face and singing an annoying tune.
war of words
The film star and the journalist have been involved in a war of words since the bad review: first the journalist was ‘a talentless hack’, and then the actor a ‘wooden plank’. Now the journalist has been called ‘a leech’.
on the warpath
“Watch out, Mr. Jones is on the warpath. I’d stay away from the office for a while.”
(get) (your) wires crossed
Dave turned up for a meeting, only to find nobody else was there. Somewhere in all the emails he had got his wires crossed.
“I’m sorry, it seems I’ve got my wires crossed. I thought when you said you were going you were quitting the company, not getting promoted.”