Idioms are hard

I work with 3rd-8th graders. Most are English Language Learners.
  1. That's just the way the cookie crumbles.
    "What does that even mean?" "You can't have your bestie in your afterschool group"
  2. I am sticking to my guns.
    "What does that even mean?" "You can't change my mind."
  3. You're jumping the gun.
    "What does that even mean?" "If you just let me finish my sentence..."
  4. "You hit the nail on the head!"
    "I got it right?!" "Someone taught you that?!"