Category: Idioms

Idioms – R

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions formed around words beginning with R. Each idiom is followed by its meaning. Rack something up To rack something up is to accumulate or achieve something. Rack...

Idioms expressing emotions and reactions

An idiom is a phrase whose meaning is very different from the literal meanings of the words in it. There are numerous idioms in English. While you are not supposed to learn all of...

Idioms with black and white

Here is a list of expressions that have the words white or black in them. Each expression is followed by its meaning. White collar White collar jobs are jobs that are done in an...

Idiomatic expressions with heel

Study the following expressions, all of which have the word heel in them. Their meanings are also provided. At one’s heels When you have someone at your heels, they are walking close behind you....

Idioms with play

Here is a list of idioms formed with play. Make great play of To make great play of something is to draw attention to it in an exaggerated way. Play about To play about...

Idioms – M

Make the most of To make the most of something is to use it to the best advantage. He made the most of his foreign holiday by visiting as many places as he could. Make...

Idioms – P

Pace yourself To pace yourself is to do something at a controlled and steady rate. Keep pace with To keep pace with someone is to progress at the same speed as them. Put someone...

Idioms – O

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions formed around words beginning with O. Sow your wild oats To sow your wild oats is to have too many casual sexual relationships when you were young....

Idioms – N

A nail in the coffin An expression used to refer to an action or event likely to cause something to come to an end or fail. Call someone names To call someone names is...

Idioms – L

Lead someone up the garden path To lead someone up the garden path is to give them misleading clues or signals. Turn over a new leaf To turn over a new leaf is to...