Commonly used idioms

The 800 most commonly used idioms in america

The 800 most commonly used idioms in america
... PronunciationWorkshop.com, LLC – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The Pronunciation Workshop Idioms in- America 800 Most Commonly Used Manual Session The 800 Most Commonly Used Idioms in America ( i n a l p h a b e t i c a ... 22 The Pronunciation Workshop Idioms in- America 800 Most Commonly Used Manual Session going out of business 353 in the same boat – in a similar situation He can’t pay his bills either He is in ... something together, a safety pin will work in a pinch 339 in a rush – in a hurry I can’t find my wallet and keys and I’m late for a meeting I’m in a rush 340 in a rut – always doing the same thing...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "V-Z" Idioms potx

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... car anywhere well and good - good, satisfactory It is well and good that he will go and talk to his supervisor about the problem well-heeled - rich He seems rather well-heeled and is always wearing ... expensive clothes and driving a nice car 967 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com well-off - wealthy Her parents are quite well-off and don`t need to worry about money during their retirement well-to-do - have lots ... circle - unbroken sequence of cause and effect with bad results He had fallen into a vicious circle of drinking too much and then losing his job and then drinking even more vim and vigor - energy and...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "A" Idioms pptx

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com alive and kicking - to be well and healthy My aunt is 87 years old and she is very much alive and kicking alive and well - to be well and healthy The worker is alive and well after the ... meeting I will not attend all-out-effort - a very good and thorough effort We are making an all-out-effort to finish our work all over but the shouting - to be decided and finished It was all over ... increased across the board and everyone must pay more act high and mighty - to act proud and powerful The woman always acts high and mighty and nobody likes her act one's age - to behave as a mature...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "B" Idioms docx

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... government bright and early - very early The woman likes to get up bright and early every morning bright-eyed and bushy-tailed - to be eager and cheerful Everybody was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when ... over - to surprise or overwhelm someone The salesman bowled me over with his energetic sales talk brand-new - absolutely new I was finally able to buy a brand-new car break Idioms break a habit - ... wrong horse in the election and our candidate lost badly back-to-back - something follows immediately after something else, two people touching backs There were two back-to-back games today because...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "C" Idioms docx

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... expense account cloak -and- dagger - involving secercy and plotting The agents were involved in cloak -and- dagger diplomacy over the spy scandal close Idioms close at hand - to be within reach The ... cold - to become sick with a cold I caught a cold because of the rain and the cold weather catch-as-catch-can - in any way possible We are in the middle of moving house so our meals are catch-as-catch-can ... is clear - no danger is in sight, no one can see you When the coast is clear we will try to enter the building cock -and- bull story - a story that is not true The boys gave us a cock -and- bull story...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "D" Idioms pot

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... (something) - to think or talk about something all the time I wish that my friend would not dwell on his personal problems dyed-in-the-wool - permanent, stubborn My father is a dyed-in-the-wool conservative ... pony show - a display or demonstration of something The politicians put on a dog and pony show to make everyone forget about the scandal dog-eat-dog - to be ready or willing to fight and hurt ... lunch day in and day out and he never gets tired of it day-to-day - daily, everyday The president was not involved in the day-to-day running of the university daylight robbery - the extreme overcharging...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "E" Idioms potx

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... circumstances eye of the storm - the center of a problem The politician was in the eye of the storm because of the accounting scandal eyeball-to-eyeball - face to face I sat eyeball-to-eyeball with our boss ... out of (someone's) hand - to what someone else wants The secretary had her boss eating out of her hand and she could whatever she wanted eat (someone) out of house and home - to eat much food ... easy-going - to be tolerant and relaxed Our boss has a very easy-going management style easy to come by - to be easy to find Money is not easy to come by for many people with no education eat Idioms...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "G" Idioms pot

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... Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com get-up -and- go - energy, enthusiasm, drive The man has lots of get-up -and- go and it is difficult to follow him around get up enough nerve (to something) - to become brave enough ... when he is angry give -and- take - sharing, giving and receiving between people You must be willing to give -and- take if you want to have a good marriage give away (a secret) - to let a secret become ... given to understand (something) - to understand something plainly and clearly I was given to understand that I could rent an apartment very cheaply in this area glad hand - to shake hands in a friendly...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "H" Idioms pdf

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... child and always wore hand-me-down clothing a hand-out - a gift (usually from the government) The government stopped giving hand-outs to the university students because they had no money a hand-out ... The man handed a job to his son on a silver platter and he never had to make any effort at all (live) hand-to-mouth - have only enough money for basic living He was living a hand-to-mouth existence ... high Idioms high and dry - stranded, abandoned They left the manager high and dry when they moved the company to Europe 338 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com high and low - everywhere We looked high and...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "J" Idioms pptx

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... Henry here and we will process your order right away." Johnny-come-lately - a new-comer He`s a Johnny-come-lately and doesn`t really know what he is talking about Johnny-on-the-spot - someone ... always Johnny-on-the-spot Just when we need him he arrives 419 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com join forces (with someone) - unite/join with someone The two high schools joined forces to try and raise money ... money for the city library expansion join hands - hold hands with other people Everybody in the group joined hands at the end of the meeting Join the club! - an expression used when the other person...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "K" Idioms doc

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... for a couple of months a knock-down-drag-out fight - a serious fight or argument My friend and his brother had a knock-down-drag-out fight last evening Knock it off! - stop doing something, quit ... coming or going a know-it-all - a person who acts as if he or she knows everything He is a know-it-all and nobody likes to be around him know of (someone or something) - to be aware of someone ... supplies when I went fishing kith and kin - friends and relatives All of our kith and kin attended the anniversary for my parents knee-high to a grasshopper - very young (like a child) I learned...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "L" Idioms pdf

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... was a lame-duck leader so it was difficult for him to accomplish some things land of Nod - sleep I entered the land of Nod as soon as my head hit the pillow land on one`s feet/both feet - come out ... tonight a left-handed compliment - an ambiguous compliment interpreted as offensive He gave her a left-handed compliment when he said that her dyed hair looked nice a leg man - someone who performs ... party - a person who is lively and helps make a party fun and exciting My friend is the life of the party and everybody loves to see her 482 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com not lift a finger/hand - not...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "M" Idioms doc

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... meat and potatoes - basic and strong, have simple tastes in food and other things My friend's taste in food and life is one of a basic meat -and- potatoes approach a Mecca for (something) - a place ... for the ambulance a man-about-town - a fashionable man who leads a sophisticated life My friend is a man-about-town and goes out almost every evening man in the street - an average or ordinary ... Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com a matter-of-fact manner/way - simply telling or showing the truth, seeming not to care much The witness described the murder in a matter-of-fact way as a matter of fact - used to emphasize...
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Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs - "N" Idioms doc

Commonly-Used Idioms, Sayings and phrasal verbs -
... Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com a nine-to-five-job - a job with regular and normal hours Many people like the regular hours of a nine-to-five job nip and tuck - evenly matched, almost even They were running nip and tuck ... smoking and drinking next-door neighbor - the person living in the house or apartment next to you My next-door neighbor often brings over fresh bread that she has baked next of kin - one's closest ... Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com next to nothing - hardly anything I was able to buy a new computer for next to nothing nice and (some quality) - lots of some quality The bed was nice and warm and I fell asleep immediately...
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