mud sticks = said to mean that people are likely to believe something bad that is said about someone, even if it is not true
Mud sticks, however unjust and fourth-hand the accusation, however misguided your accuser and however hard you fight to clear your name.
to stick to your guns = to continue to have your beliefs or continue with a plan of action, even if other people disagree with you
Despite the advice from his surrounding, he stuck to his guns on this issue.
to twist somebody’s arms = to make people do something, to persuade so that it is hard to refuse
to have one’s arms twisted
My wife twisted my arm into buying this unnecessary thing.
to make a beeline for… – to go somewhere quickly, to move towards a person or a thing
The moment I noticed him, I made a beeline to him.
higgledy-piggledy = in a mess
This is my son’s room, and, as you can see, it’s a little bit higgledy-piggledy.
willy-nilly = happening without people’s intention ~ волей-неволей
“Yet I found myself drawn willy-nilly into the intricacies of a conversation that had nothing to do with me.”
to be thrown in at the deep end – to make someone start doing a difficult without getting them prepared
Masood, the young left-arm spinner from Khanewal, was thrown in at the deep end just like countless other boys in the country and he had the enviable task of teaming up with others.
eager beaver = an enthusiastic person, a very diligent person
She is an eager beaver who wants to learn everything.