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Saturday, 30 April 2016

List of Idioms beginning with U


Click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the idioms with an explanation of each.

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List of Idioms beginning with U

Upset the apple cart- to create difficulty
Under a cloud- If someone is suspected of having done something wrong, they are under a cloud
Under fire- If someone is being attacked and criticized heavily, they are under fire 
Under your nose- If something happens right in front of you, especially if it is surprising or audacious, it happens under your nose
Up for grabs- If something is up for grabs, it is available and whoever is first or is successful will get it
Up to the neck- If someone's in something up to the neck, they are very involved in it, especially when it's something wrong
Up a river without a paddle- If you up a river without a paddle, you are in an unfortunate situation, unprepared and with none of the resources to remedy the matter
Uncharted waters- If you're in uncharted waters, you are in a situation that is unfamiliar to you, that you have no experience of and don't know what might happen
Under lock and key- If something is under lock and key, it is stored very securely


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List of Idioms beginning with V


Click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the idioms with an explanation of each.

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List of Idioms beginning with V


Vale of tears- This vale of tears is the world and the suffering that life brings
Velvet glove - This idiom is used to describe a person who appears gentle, but is determined and inflexible underneath. ('Iron fist in a velvet glove' is the full form)
Vent your spleen - If someone vents their spleen, they release all their anger about something
Vicar of Bray - A person who changes their beliefs and principle to stay popular with people above them is a vicar of bray
Vicious circle - A vicious circle is a sequence of events that make each other worse - someone drinks because they are happy at work, then losses their job  ... 'Vicious Cycle' is also used.
Vinegar tits - A mean spirited women lacking in love or compassion
Virgin territory - If something is virgin territory, it hasn't been explored before.
Voice in the wilderness - Someone who expresses an opinion that no one believes or listens to is a voice in the wilderness, especially if proved right later.
Volte-face - If you do a volte-face on something, you make a sudden and complete change in your stance or position over an issue.
Vultures are circling - If the vultures are circling, then something is in danger and its enemies are getting ready for the kill.


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List of Idioms beginning with W


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List of Idioms beginning with W



Weight one's word- be careful to what one says
Wait for a raindrop in the drought- When someone is waiting for a rain drop in the drought, they are waiting or hoping for something that is extremely unlikely to happen 
Walking on broken glass- When a person is punished for something
Wet behind the ears- Someone who is wet behind the ears is either very young or inexperienced
Whale of a time- If you have a whale of a time, you really enjoy yourself
Work your fingers to the bone - If you work your fingers to the bone, you work extremely hard on something
Wrench in the works- If someone puts or throws a wrench, or monkey wrench, in the works, they ruin a plan


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Monday, 18 April 2016

List of Idioms beginning with X


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List of Idioms beginning with X


  • X factor - The dangers for people in the military that civilians do not face, for which they receive payment, are known as the X factor.
  • X marks the spot - This is used to say where something is located or hidden.
  • X-rated - If something is x-rated, it is not suitable for children.


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