Idioms and Phrases




Idioms and Phrases :


A big cheese- an important or a powerful person in a group or family


A bird’s eye view- a view from a very high place which allows you to see a large area


A bone of contention- something that people argue for a long time


A cock and a bull story- a story or an explanation which is obviously not true.


At the crack of the dawn- very early in morning


A cuckoo in the nest- someone in a group of people but not liked by them.


A litmus test- a method which clearly proves something


As the crow flies- measuring distance between two places in a straight line.


A dead letter- an argument or law not followed by anyone.


At the drop of the hat- u do something easily and without any preparation


An early bird- someone who gets early in the morning


An educated guess- a guess which was likely to get corrected


At the eleventh hour- be too late.


A queer fish- a strange person


A wakeup call- an event done to warn someone


A worm’s eye view- having very little knowledge about something


A witch hunt- an attempt to find and punish those who have options that are believed to be dangerous


At the heels of- to follow someone


A dish fit for Gods- something of very high quality


A game of two equal halves- a sudden change in circumstances


Afraid of one’s own shadow- to become easily frightened


Against the clock- to be in a hurry to do something before a particular time


Air one’s dirty laundry- to make public something embarrassing that should be kept secret.


All systems go- everything is ready.


An arm and a leg- a large amount of money


Appear out of now here- to appear suddenly without warning.


Apple of someone’s eye- someone loved very much.


Ask for the moon- to ask for too much.


Asleep at the switch- not to be alert on opportunity


At sixes and sevens- to be lost and bewildered


At someone’s beck and call- to be always ready to serve


At the bottom of the ladder- at the lowest level


A house of cards- a poor plan


At an arm’s length- to keep at a distance


At sixes and sevens- in disorder


A boon in disguise- a benefit in loss


A bull in a China shop- an awkward person


A red letter day- an important day


A nine days wonder- pleasure for a short time


A bit under the weather- falling ill


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