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To be on speaking terms
To be on the anvil
To be on the carpet
To be on the defensive
To be on the fence
To be on the mending hand
To be on the move
To be on the qui vive
To be on the rack
To be on the stretch
To be on the tenters
To be on the watch
To be one flesh
To be one's own man
To be one's own master
To be one's own mistress
-- To be out at the heels --
To be out of her reckoning
To be out of one's head
To be pleased in
To be pleased to do a thing
to be precise
To be reported
To be rid of
To be seized of
To be shot of
to be sure
To be sweet on
To be taken aback
To be taken in the manner
To be tied to a wife's apron strings
To be turned of
To be under a cloud

To be out at the heels

to have on stockings that are worn out; hence, to be shabby, or in a poor plight.

See also: Heel

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