Idioms List

IDIOMS

 

What are Idioms?

A sentence whose meaning is not clear from the meaning of its individual words and which must be learnt as a whole unit.

For Example: Barking up on the wrong tree means that you have understand something totally wrong.

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Idioms by Themes


 

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To rob Peter to pay Paul

Meaning: Taking money from one person in order to pay another.

Sentence: I am not going to ask my neighbour for some money in order to pay you. It would be like robbing Peter to pay Paul.

 

Feeling Blue

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A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.

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A duck to water

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A lame duck

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A little bird told me.

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A piece of cake

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A pig in a poke

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a real peach

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A rotten apple

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A sitting duck

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A tree is known by its fruit

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All ears.

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All eyes on me.

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All hell broke loose.

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All in a day's work.

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All in your head.

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All over the map.

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All your eggs in one basket.

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another bite of the cherry

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As gentle as a lamb

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as good as a chocolate tea pot

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bear fruits

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Beef about

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Beef up

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bend over backwards

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blood is thicker than water

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Bowl of cherries

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bread and butter

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break a leg

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Bring home the bacon

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Brown as berry

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butterflies in one's stomach

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Cat get your tongue

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Chicken feed

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Chicken out

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Chicken-hearted

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Chickens will come home to roost.

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Chip on his shoulder

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Cold turkey

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Count my chickens before they're hatched.

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cup of tea

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end of the road

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Fishy

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for all the tea in China

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Forbidden fruit

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Fruit of labour

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Grouse about

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Ham it up

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Ham-fisted

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Hang in there

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Have a beef with

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Hold my ground.

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Hold my own.

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Hold on

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Hold up.

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Hold your horses.

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Hold your peace.

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Hold your tongue.

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Hung for a sheep as a lamb

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if something's a lemon

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in the same boat

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keep your chin up

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Like water of a duck's back

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Looks like mutton dressed as lamb

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Make a pig's ear of things

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Make a silk purse from a sow's ear

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Meat and potatoes

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Money burns a hole in pocket

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Money makes the world go around

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Money talks

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No spring chicken

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One man's meat is another man's poison

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Our for a duck

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Out of the blue

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place for sour grapes

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Put the cat among the piegons
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Put your money where your mouth is
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Racing against the clock
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Rise & shine
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Running around like a headless chicken
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Save your bacon
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Sheepishly
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shooting mouth off
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Spills the beans
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Squeal like a stuck pig
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Start from scratch
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Talk turkey
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The apple of eye
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the big cheese
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The early bird gets the worm.
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tickled pink

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Time is money

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To go banana

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To kill 2 birds with 1 stone

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To smell a rat

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To upset the applecart

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tongue in cheek

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Two shakes of a lamb's tail

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Under the weather

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You are what you eat.

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You can't judge a book by its cover.

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You eat like a bird.

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