“Yakety-yak” means “to talk nonstop about nothing”. Example: Every time my aunt calls, I know I’m going to be on the phone at least an hour listening to her yakety-yak.
“Forty winks” is a short sleep during the day. Example: He usually has forty winks going home on the train.
“Ditch” means to leave an unwanted person, place or thing behind. Example: Terry ditched his girlfriend so he could go hang out with his friends. Get our apps for learning English: learzing.com
“Own up” means “to admit that you have done something wrong”. Example: Johnny owned up to stealing money after parents found him taking twenty dollars from his father’s wallet. Get our apps for learning English: learzing.com
“Until the cows come home” means “for a very long time”. Example: We could talk about this problem until the cows come home, but it wouldn’t solve anything.