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An idiom is a commonly used expression that has a special meaning. This meaning may be different from what the words have to say.
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 Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted: It's easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.
A Piece of Cake: A task that can be accomplished very easily.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words: It's better to actually do something than just talk about it.
Never bite the hand that feeds you. to harm someone who has been helping you.
You are " barking up the wrong tree “ : when you are trying to find something, but you are looking in the wrong place.
He stayed home because he was under the weather : Feeling ill
Fortunately she’s back in the pink : Very strong and healthy
Since he got the news, he’s been on cloud nine : Feeling extreme happiness or elation.
That hairdo is so behind the times. Old fashioned Out of date
Please keep me in the loop : Fully informed In the know Fully informed In the know
Never bite off more than you can chew : To take on a challenge that is too big
Mom’s washing machine is on the blink : Isn’t working properly Is out of order Isn’t working properly Is out of order
His girlfriend broke up with him out of the blue : Suddenly and unexpectedly
He has his head in the sand : to refuse to think about an unpleasant situation or face the facts.
The manager is really on the ball : Competent Doing a good job
in The business is finally in the black : Making a profit Out of debt
He was so tired that he hit the hay right after dinner : Went to bed
Knock on wood : I'm much better now To have good fortune and hope it will continue.
His idea was really off the wall. Strange or very different
A policeman’s job is not a bed of roses : an easy and pleasant situation
Please get to the point! : Tell me the essential information. Skip all the details
He shouldn’t be a backseat driver : Someone who criticizes from the sideline Annoyingly giving unwanted advice
Get off my back! I do it in a minute : Quit nagging or bothering me.
When she started the job, she was still wet behind the ears : Either very young or inexperienced.
Against The Clock: Rushed and short on time.
An Arm And A Leg: Very expensive. A large amount of money.
Bite Your Tongue: To avoid talking.
Blood Is Thicker Than Water: The family bond is closer than anything else.
Dog Days of Summer: The hottest days of the summer season.
Keep An Eye On Him: You should carefully watch him.
Lend Me Your Ear: To politely ask for someone's full attention.
Pick up your ears: To listen very carefully.
Raining Cats and Dogs: A very loud and noisy rain storm.
The Ball Is In Your Court: It is your decision this time.
Till the cows come home: A long time.
Use Your Loaf: Use your head. Think smart.
Wag the Dog: A diversion away from something of greater importance.
When Pigs Fly : Something that will never ever happen.
Your Guess Is As Good As Mine: I have no idea.