1. kick up a fuss（騒ぎ立てる、不平を言う）
= The passengers kicked up a fuss when informed their flight had been canceled.
2. bear the brunt of（の矢面に立つ）
= The prime minister bore the brunt of public criticism.
3. take it out on（～に八つ当たりする、当たり散らす）
= It's not my fault, so don't take it out on me!
4. fly off the handle（急に怒り出す）
= He flies off the handle sometimes.
5. fall flat（冗談などが受けない）
= His jokes fell completely flat.
6. have it out（決着をつける）
= Yous should have it out with him once and for all.
7. hit it off（～と仲良くなる）
= Mike and I hit it off right away.
8. make headway（前進する、進展する）
= The ship made little headway against the strong wind.