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Idiomatic Expressions

The act of saying what you think or showing how you feel using words or actions


Idiomatic Expressions list for you to read and enjoy!

  • Steal someone's thunder
  • You were hands down the best player on the team
  • Demolish your arguments
  • We need to come up with a road map
  • Plough its own furrow
  • On the ball
  • Once in a blue moon
  • Break a leg!
  • Cold callers
  • To be cold-hearted
  • Behind you all the way
  • Root and branch
  • Green fingers
  • Dull
  • To be a minefield
  • To bury the memory
  • To get good mileage out of something
  • A warm welcome
  • Keep your chin up
  • Seed money
  • To add a pinch of salt to something
  • Take someone’s side
  • Back to the drawing board
  • Let sleeping dogs lie
  • No, I was just pulling your leg
  • Inching forward
  • At the drop of a hat
  • Come to light
  • Sit on the fence
  • Better perspective
  • Last straw
  • Bright shoot
  • Dead end job
  • To dig deep
  • We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
  • Sitting on the fence
  • See eye to eye
  • To move at a snail’s pace
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • Jump on the bandwagon
  • Beat around the bush
  • Put your head in the sand
  • She was tickled pink by the good news
  • A mine of information/gossip/data
  • I wouldn’t go down that road if I were you!
  • Throw light on something
  • To prune out
  • A very frosty reception
  • Piece of cake
  • Digging around
  • Hold your horses
  • Caught between two stools
  • To bite off more than you can chew
  • Out in the open
  • Hear it on the grapevine
  • Shattered
  • It's Greek to me!
  • To chew something over
  • Yikes! This shirt costs an arm and a leg
  • Separate the wheat from the chaff
  • To hear something straight from the horse's mouth
  • Bright spark
  • Every cloud has a silver lining
  • Costs an arm and a leg
  • Cut corners
  • Add insult to injury
  • To have your whole life in front of you
  • Great growth
  • Feel a bit under the weather
  • Look down upon
  • Get to the bottom of
  • To get on with your life
  • Cut the mustard [possibly derived from "cut the muster"]
  • To be on solid ground
  • Crystal clear
  • I could play outside till the cows come home
  • Can't judge a book by its cover
  • To eat your wods
  • Taste of your own medicine
  • Don't give up the day job
  • Most people were quite warm about the idea
  • To devour someone or something
  • Illuminating
  • He’s a really bright spark
  • He's a bit of a loose cannon
  • To be at a crossroads
  • Time is money
  • Take with a grain of salt
  • Undermine your position
  • Kill two birds with one stone
  • Hit the sack / sheets / hay
  • This assignment is a piece of cake
  • Brilliant
  • Side of the fence
  • One step at a time
  • In the heat of the moment
  • Keep something at bay
  • Constructive criticism
  • Follow in someone’s footsteps
  • Picture paints a thousand words
  • Wow! It's raining cats and dogsout there!
  • To cutback something
  • Speak of the devil!
  • Career path
  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket
  • Bite off more than you can chew
  • Put wool over other people's eyes
  • Grounds for dismissal
  • Build on
  • Give the benefit of the doubt
  • We took the temperature of the group
  • Moral high ground
  • Milestones
  • Grounded in fact
  • The Cold War
  • I'm feeling sick as a dog!
  • Don’t run before you can walk
  • I will clean my room when pigs fly
  • We're all in the same boat
  • To not swallow something
  • Blessing in disguise
  • Close, but no cigar
  • Look at life
  • Don't count your chickens before the eggs have hatched
  • Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • A fabrication
  • When things heat up between people
  • The cold shoulder
  • Miss the boat
  • Hit the nail on the head
  • Far cry from
  • Political landscape
  • Set out on a new career
  • I've been feeling pretty down in the dumps lately
  • Barking up the wrong tree
  • Build/make a good case
  • A penny for your thoughts
  • Information superhighway
  • Curiosity killed the cat
  • Best thing since sliced bread
  • I've been feeling under the weather
  • Where I stand
  • Drastic times call for drastic measures
  • That sound is driving me up the wall!
  • Cross that bridge when you come to it
  • Method to my madness
  • To tread carefully
  • In the dark
  • A warm smile and the warm handshake
  • Rise and shine!
  • Look up to
  • Dim-witted
  • Wouldn't be caught dead
  • Underground scene
  • Right-wing
  • Be glad to see the back of
  • She’s hitting the books
  • Enlightenment
  • He’s on the straight and narrow
  • Devil's Advocate
  • Best of both worlds
  • It takes two to tango
  • Make a long story short
  • He’s kicked the bucket
  • To walk someone through something
  • Burn the midnight oil
  • A hot potato
  • Not a spark of decency
  • Ball is in your court
  • Transparency
  • Digging into
  • Your guess is as good as mine
  • Point of view
  • A tasty (or juicy) bit of gossip
  • Dark ages
  • Off one's rocker
  • Let the cat out of the bag
  • A 24-hour hotline
  • Hard to swallow
  • Not playing with a full deck
  • Whole nine yards
  • You’ll reap the rewards later
  • Rooted in
  • Emerge
  • Unearthed
  • Cry over spilt milk
  • Elvis has left the building
  • Completely groundless
  • Saunter through life
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