1.To kowtow to
posting something after such a loooong time...
Deep-six (someone or something) : to get rid of or dispose of someone or something
1) to put up your dukes = to prepare to fight
2) wet behind the ears = inexperienced
3) to eat someone's salt = to be someone's guest.
2. Close ranks
come up/turn up trumps(British & Australian)
to complete an activity successfully or to produce a good result, especially when you were not expected to
Usage notes: In card games, trumps are a set of cards which have been chosen to have the highest value during the game.