Idioms and Phrases




Idioms and Phrases :


Bad blood- feelings of hate between two families


Bend your ears- to talk to someone for a very long time about something boring


Bite your tongue- to stop yourself from saying something because it would be better not to


Black and blue- full of bruises


Blue blood- belonging to high social class


Be above board- to be honest and legal


Be bouncing off the walls- excited and full of nervous energy


Bow and scrap- try too hard to please someone in a position of authority


Brass monkey weather- extremely cold weather


Be tailor made- to be completely suitable for someone.


Break the ice- to make more comfort or relaxed with a person whom you have not met earlier, to break the silence


Be as clear as mud- to be impossible to understand


Be on cloud nine- be very happy


Between the devil and deep blue sea- a type of situation where u must choose between two equally unpleasant situations


Be in the doldrums- not very successful or nothing new is taking place


Beat the drum- to speak eagerly about something you support


Be on the edge- to be nervous or worried about something


Be in seventh heaven- extremely happy


Be at each other’s throat- two persons arguing angrily


Batten down the hatches- to prepare for trouble


Back the wrong horse- to support someone weak


Back to square one- to reach again to the starting point


Back to the salt mines- back to something that you don’t want to do


Ball of fire- active and energetic


Beat one’s head against the wall- to try to do something that is hopeless


Bark up the wrong tree- to make a wrong assumption


Batten down the hatches- prepare for difficult times


Beat one’s brain out- to work hard


Begin to see the light- to begin to understand


Behind closed doors- done in secret


Bet on the wrong horse- to misread the future


Bent on doing- to be determined to do something


Bite off more than one can chew- to do more than one’s ability


Bite the bullet- to face a difficult situation bravely


Bitter pill to swallow- an unpleasant fact that must be accepted


Black sheep of the family- worst member


Blessing in disguise- something that turns out to be good which earlier appeared to be wrong


Blind leading the blind- someone who does not understand something but tries to explain it to other


Blow one’s own horn- to praise one


Blow someone’s mind- excite someone


Bone of contention- subject matter of the fight


Bring home the bacon- to earn money to live


Blue in the face- exhausted and speechless


Break the back of- reduce the power of something


Burn a hole in one’s pocket- to spend money quickly


Burn the midnight oil- to study till late of night


Bushman’s holiday- a holiday where you spend doing same thing as you did at working days


Button’s one lip- to keep quite


Break a leg- to wish good luck


Idioms and Phrases :










Idioms and Phrases Index

From Idioms and Phrases to HOME PAGE