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Alphabetical List of Idioms

Post  Vincent Law on Wed May 29, 2013 4:11 am


What is an idiom? An idiom is a natural manner of speaking to a native speaker of a language.

Idioms starting with the Letter A:

- A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:
Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

- A Blessing In Disguise:
Something good that isn't recognized at first.

- A Chip On Your Shoulder:
Being upset for something that happened in the past.

- A Dime A Dozen:
Anything that is common and easy to get.

- A Doubting Thomas:
A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.

- A Drop in the Bucket:
A very small part of something big or whole.

- A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted:
It's easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.

- A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand:
Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out.

- A Leopard Can't Change His Spots:
You cannot change who you are.

- A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned:
By not spending money, you are saving money (little by little).

- A Picture Paints a Thousand Words:
A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.

- A Piece of Cake:
A task that can be accomplished very easily.

- A Slap on the Wrist:
A very mild punishment.

- A Taste Of Your Own Medicine:
When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.

- A Toss-Up:
A result that is still unclear and can go either way.

- Actions Speak Louder Than Words:
It's better to actually do something than just talk about it.

- Add Fuel To The Fire:
Whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is.

- Against The Clock:
Rushed and short on time.

- All Bark And No Bite:
When someone is threatening and/or aggressive but not willing to engage in a fight.

- All Greek to me:
Meaningless and incomprehensible like someone who cannot read, speak, or understand any of the Greek language would be.

- All In The Same Boat:
When everyone is facing the same challenges.

- An Arm And A Leg:
Very expensive. A large amount of money.

- An Axe To Grind:
To have a dispute with someone.

- Apple of My Eye:
Someone who is cherished above all others.

- As High As A Kite:
Anything that is high up in the sky.

- At The Drop Of A Hat:
Willing to do something immediately.

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Re: Alphabetical List of Idioms

Post  Vincent Law on Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:38 am

List of Idioms starting with the letter B:

- Back Seat Driver:
People who criticize from the sidelines, much like someone giving unwanted advice from the back seat of a vehicle to the driver.

- Back To Square One:
Having to start all over again.

- Back To The Drawing Board:
When an attempt fails and it's time to start all over.

- Baker's Dozen:
Thirteen.

- Barking Up The Wrong Tree:
A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve.

- Beat A Dead Horse:
To force an issue that has already ended.

- Beating Around The Bush:
Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.

- Bend Over Backwards:
Do whatever it takes to help. Willing to do anything.

- Between A Rock And A Hard Place:
Stuck between two very bad options.

- Bite Off More Than You Can Chew:
To take on a task that is way to big.

- Bite Your Tongue:
To avoid talking.

- Blood Is Thicker Than Water:
The family bond is closer than anything else.

- Blue Moon:
A rare event or occurrence.

- Break A Leg:
A superstitious way to say 'good luck' without saying 'good luck', but rather the opposite.

- Buy A Lemon:
To purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems or stops running after you drive it away.
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Post  Vincent Law on Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:51 am

List of Idioms starting with the letter C:

- Can't Cut The Mustard :
Someone who isn't adequate enough to compete or participate.

- Cast Iron Stomach:
Someone who has no problems, complications or ill effects with eating anything or drinking anything.

- Charley Horse:
Stiffness in the leg / A leg cramp.

- Chew someone out:
Verbally scold someone.

- Chip on his Shoulder:
Angry today about something that occurred in the past.

- Chow Down:
To eat.

- Close but no Cigar:
To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short.

- Cock and Bull Story:
An unbelievable tale.

- Come Hell Or High Water:
Any difficult situation or obstacle.

- Crack Someone Up:
To make someone laugh.

- Cross Your Fingers:
To hope that something happens the way you want it to.

- Cry Over Spilt Milk:

When you complain about a loss from the past.

- Cry Wolf:
Intentionally raise a false alarm.

- Cup Of Joe:
A cup of coffee.

- Curiosity Killed The Cat:
Being Inquisitive can lead you into a dangerous situation.

- Cut to the Chase:

Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point.
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Post  Vincent Law on Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:44 pm

List of Idioms starting with the letter D:

- Dark Horse:
One who was previously unknown and is now prominent.

- Dead Ringer:
100% identical. A duplicate.

- Devil's Advocate:

Someone who takes a position for the sake of argument without believing in that particular side of the arguement. It can also mean one who presents a counter argument for a position they do believe in, to another debater.

- Dog Days of Summer:
The hottest days of the summer season.

- Don't count your chickens before they hatch:
Don't rely on it until your sure of it.

- Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth:
When someone gives you a gift, don't be ungrateful.

- Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket:
Do not put all your resources in one possibility.

- Doozy:
Something outstanding.

- Down To The Wire:
Something that ends at the last minute or last few seconds.

- Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures:
When you are extremely desperate you need to take extremely desperate actions.

- Drink like a fish:

To drink very heavily.

- Drive someone up the wall:

To irritate and/or annoy very much.

- Dropping Like Flies:

A large number of people either falling ill or dying.

- Dry Run:
Rehearsal.
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Post  Vincent Law on Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:01 am

List of Idioms starting with the letter E:

- Eighty Six:
A certain item is no longer available. Or this idiom can also mean, to throw away.

- Elvis has left the building:

The show has come to an end. It's all over.

- Ethnic Cleansing:
Killing of a certain ethnic or religious group on a massive scale.

- Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining:
Be optomistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.

- Everything But The Kitchen Sink:
Almost everything and anything has been included.

- Excuse my French:

Please forgive me for cussing.

- Cock and Bull Story:
An unbelievable tale.

- Cock and Bull Story:
An unbelievable tale.
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