Age Idioms

Age out  at something:  to reach the age limit. He has aged out of the special students scholarship program. Dog’s age: A long period of time. I have not seen Ravi for a dog’s age. Feel your age: to realize that you are getting old I really felt my age …

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Book Idioms

A closed book Eg: I’m a scientist, so art will always be a closed book to me. An open book Eg: Ask me anything, I’m an open book. Read someone like a book Eg: There are a number of books on the market which suggest that it is possible to …

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Country Idioms

Take French leave Eg: The driver had taken French leave To go Dutch Eg: Sally said she wouldn’t let a man pay for her meal on a first date. She prefers to go Dutch. Dutch courage Eg: I think I’ll have a glass of whiskey for Dutch courage before I …

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Fruit Idioms

The apple of your eye E.g. She has three children, but her youngest son is the apple of her eye. Go bananas E.g. She’ll go bananas if she sees the house in this (dirty) condition. A bite at the cherry E.g. He definitely wants a bite of the cherry. Not …

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Idioms of Time

Buy time E.g. She is just stalling to buy time. Do time E.g. He did time in a California prison. A race against time/the clock E.g. It’s a race against time to complete the construction. A whale of a time E.g. The kids had a whale of a time at …

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Idioms With Human Body

Head start E.g. You’ve got a head start over / another’s trying to get the job because you’ve got relevant work experience. Sight for sore eyes E.g. You’re a sight for sore eyes! A weight off your shoulders E.g. Talking over my problem with my close friend was a weight …

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Love Idioms

Fall In Love With Somebody Eg: I think I’m falling in love with my best friend. What should I do? Love At First Sight Eg: My wife and I met at a party. It was love at first sight. Be An Item Eg: I didn’t know Chris and Sue were …

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Mother Idioms

  A mama’s boy E.g. I thought I loved him until I realized he was a momma’s boy who can’t do anything without his mother’s permission or approval. At your mother’s knee E.g. I learned how to bake at my mother’s knee when I was just a girl. Everyone and …

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Number Idioms

Take French leave Eg: The driver had taken French leave To go Dutch Eg: Sally said she wouldn’t let a man pay for her meal on a first date. She prefers to go Dutch. Dutch courage Eg: I think I’ll have a glass of whiskey for Dutch courage before I …

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People Idioms

Born optimist Eg: I admire Jamal because he always sees the sunny side of life. He’s a born optimist. Culture vulture Eg: John spends most of his weekends reading books or attending art exhibitions. He’s a real culture vulture. Eager beaver Eg: She always does her English grammar homework and …

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