34 Idioms and Meaning in English

34 Idioms and Meaning in English






So far so good: Things are going well so far

Down-To-Earth: sensible and realistic

Curiosity killed the cat: Being too curious can get you into trouble

9 Elvis has left the building: The show has come to an end It’s all over

2 Last straw: The final problem in a series of problems

Joined at the hip: to be exceptionally close to someone

Elbow grease: hard physical effort

Forty winks: a short nap

Black out: Faint

Black and blue: Describe something that is badly bruised

Golden opportunity: The perfect chance

Have the blues: Be sad or depressed

Black sheep: A person who is a disgrace to a family or group

Doing your homework: You can’t play game any more until you do your homework!




Under one’s belt: She has almost a year as minister under her belt.

As far as anyone knows: As far as anyone knows, this is the last of the great herds of buffalo.

Barrel of laugh: someone who is very funny

Old as the hills: some who is very old

In the doghouse: To have some unhappy with you

Up for grabs: Available for anyone

Split hairs: Argue or worry about small details

Round the bend: Crazy, insane

See eye to eye: To concur, agree

Break a leg: Good luck

Ball is in your court: It is up to you to make the next decision or step

Barking up the wrong tree: Looking in the wrong place.

Be glad to see the back of: Be happy when a person leaves.

Against The Clock: Rushed and short on time.

Don’t judge a book by its cover: Don’t judge something primarily by its appearance.

Kick The Bucket: Die

Oddball: a weirdo or a strange person

Knee Jerk Reaction: A quick and automatic response

Hang in there: Don’t give up

Pull yourself together: Calm down


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