41. cook up
I have to cook up an excuse for being late for class.
The steaks were tender and juicy.
Let's order sweet and sour pork.
The tofu was too spicy for him.
I can't believe you've never had stinky tofu!
46. cry over spilled milk
It is no use crying over spilled milk.
Stinky tofu smells rotten, but it tastes great.
Your fish must be fresh if you want to eat it raw.
49. down and out
People should lend him a helping hand; He's really down and out.
He lives in the past and he doesn't even have a computer!