these are idioms explain what each means
1.burnign the candle on both ends.
2.by the skin of your teeth
also this metaphor..exlain
1.perception is reality
ENGLISH - Ms. Sue, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 9:29pm
Check the two sites I posted for the meanings of the idioms.
The metaphor means that what you see (or think you see) is what is real to you.