In English, we say that something that’s not too distant is a stone’s throw away. In German, that kind of distance can be described as a Katzensprung, or “cat’s jump.” This is part of a complete episode.
The phrase do it up brown can have two very different meanings: to “do something to perfection,” as in something that is perfectly cooked, and “to swindle” someone or beat them at their own game — metaphorically leaving them...
To give someone a wide berth means to provide ample room. This phrase is nautical in origin, where it means “the distance ships give each other to avoid crashing.” This is part of a complete episode.
Is the brand in brand-new connected to the kind of brand left by a hot iron? This is part of a complete episode.
To do something on the spur of the moment, or to act spontaneously, comes from the idea of using a sharp device to urge on a horse. This is part of a complete episode.