Monday, March 16

Idioms & Meaning

  1. A Dime A Dozen - very common and therefore not valuable
  2. A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned -  money that you save is more valuable than money that you spend right away. ; It is good to save money
  3. A Taste Of Your Own Medicine - the same bad treatment that you have given to others
  4. All In The Same Boat - to be in the same difficult situation
  5. Back To Square One - a return to the situation you were in at the beginning of a project
  6. Beat A Dead Horse -  to waste time doing something that has already been attempted
  7. Bite Your Tongue - to stop yourself from saying something that you would really like to say
  8. Chip on His Shoulder - to seem angry all the time because you think you have been treated unfairly or feel you are not as good as other people
  9. Crack Someone Up - to suddenly laugh a lot, or to make someone suddenly laugh a lot
  10. Don't count your chickens before they hatch - said to emphasize that you cannot depend on something happening before it has happened
  11. Drive someone up the wall - to make someone extremely angry
  12. Elvis has left the building -  the show/event has ended
  13. Get over it - don't concern yourself with something that's already in the past; accept it and move on to more productive pursuits
  14. Get Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed - to begin the day feeling unhappy and uncomfortable
  15. Good Samaritan - a compassionate person who unselfishly helps others
  16. He Lost His Head - to become confused or overly emotional about someone or something
  17. High on the Hog - great comfort with a lot of money
  18. Hold Your Horses - to mean "hold on" or wait
  19. It Takes Two to Tango - both people involved in a bad situation are responsible for it
  20. Jaywalk - crossing the street (from the middle) without using the crosswalk
  21. Let Bygones be Bygones - forget about unpleasant things that have happened in the past
  22. Loose Cannon - a person whose actions are unpredictable and uncontrollable
  23. Make No Bones About  - to speak frankly and directly
  24. Mumbo Jumbo - speech or writing that is nonsense or very complicated and cannot be understood
  25. Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You - to tell you not to act against those on whom you depend
  26. On The Fence - not able to decide something
  27. Out On A Limb - in a situation where you lack support
  28. Pull The Plug - to do something which prevents an activity from continuing