List Of All Idioms From A To Z For People Who are Eager to Learn English

List of Idioms with A

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A bitter pill (to swallow)
A blessing in disguise
A chip on your shoulder
A dime a dozen
A doubting Thomas
A drop in the bucket
A hot potato
A leopard can’t change its spots
A penny saved is a dollar earned
A picture paints a thousand words
A taste of your own medicine
Ace in the hole
Actions speak louder than words
Achilles’ heel
Actions Speak louder than words
Add fuel to the fire
Add insult to injury
Against the clock
All bark and no bite
All ears
All Greek to me
All in the same boat
All thumbs
An arm and a leg
An axe to grind
Apple of my eye
At the drop of a hat

List of Idioms with B

Back seat driver
Back to square one
Back to the drawing board
Baker’s dozen
Ball is in your court
Barking up the wrong tree
Basket case
Beat around the bush
Beat a dead horse
Bed of roses
Bend over backwards
Best of both worlds
Between a rock and a hard place
Bite off more than one can chew
Bite the bullet
Bite the dust
Bite your tongue
Bleeding heart
Blood is thicker than water
Break a leg
Burn a bridge
Burn the midnight oil
Bust one’s chops
Buy a lemon
By the seat of one’s pants
By the skin of one’s teeth

List of Idioms with C

Call it a day
Cat nap
Chalk up
Champ at the bit
Cheap as chips
Chew someone out
Chew the fat
Chink in one’s armor
Chip on his shoulder
Chow down
Clam up
Close but no cigar
Closed case
Closed door
Cold shoulder
Come hell or high water
Couch potato
Crack me up
Crocodile tears
Cross your fingers
Cry me a river
Cry wolf
Cut a rug
Cut the cheese
Cut the mustard
Cut to the chase

List of Idioms with D

Dark horse
Dead Ringer
Devil’s advocate
Dine and dash
Dog days of summer
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you
Don’t count chickens before they hatch
Don’t give up your day job
Don’t have a cow
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Dot your I’s and cross your T’s
Down to the wire
Drink like a fish
Drive me up the wall
Drop a dime
Dropping like flies
Dry run

List of Idioms with E
Elephant in the room
Elvis has left the building
Every cloud has a silver lining
Everything but the kitchen sink
Excuse my French

List of Idioms with F

Feeding frenzy
Field day
Finding your feet
Fit as a fiddle
Fixed in your ways
Flash in the pan
Flea market
Flesh and blood
Flip the bird
Foam at the mouth
For a song
French kiss
From A to Z
From rags to riches
From scratch / make from scratch
Full Monty
Funny farm

List of Idioms with G

Get bent out of shape
Get down to brass tacks
Get hitched
Get over it
Get up on the wrong side of the bed
Get your walking papers
Give them the slip
Go down like a lead balloon
Go for broke
Go out on a limb
Go the extra mile
Good Samaritan
Grasp the nettle
Grass is always greener on the other side
Graveyard shift
Great minds think alike (and fools seldom differ)
Green around the gills
Green room
Green thumb
Gut feeling
List of Idioms with H

Hat trick
Have a blast
Have eyes in the back of one’s head
Head over heels
Heard it through the grapevine
Hell in a handbasket
High five
High on the hog
Hit the books
Hit the hay
Hit the nail on the head
Hit the road
Hit the sack
Hocus pocus
Hold your horses
List of Idioms with  I
I bet
Icing on the cake
If it’s not one thing, it’s another
In hot water
In the bag
In the buff
In the heat of the moment
In your face
Ignorance is bliss
Iron stomach
It takes two to tango
It’s a small world
It’s anyone’s call
Ivy league

List of Idioms with  I
Jaywalk
Joshing me
Jump ship
List of Idioms with  K

Keep an eye on things
Keep your chin up
Kick the bucket
Kill two birds with one stone
Kitty-corner
Knee jerk reaction
Knock on wood

List of Idioms with  L
Last but not least
Learn the ropes
Lend me your ear(s)
Let bygones be bygones
Let sleeping dogs lie
Let the cat out of the bag
Level the playing field
Like a chicken with its head cut off
Like a herd of cats
Like a herd of turtles
Liquored up
Long in the tooth
Loose cannon
Losing my mind
Lost in your head
Lost your marbles

List of Idioms with  M

 

Make no bones about
Method to my madness
Mind your p’s and q’s
Mumbo jumbo
Mum’s the word

List of Idioms with  N

Nest egg
New kid on the block
New York minute
No horse in this race
No room to swing a cat
Not playing with a full deck

List of Idioms with O

Off on the wrong foot
Off one’s trolley / Off one’s rocker
Off the hook
Off the record
On pins and needles
On the fence
On the same page
Open book
Opened case
Once in a blue moon
Out of the blue
Out on a limb
Out on the town
Overdrive
Overkill
Over my dead body!
Over the top

List of Idioms with  P

Pass the buck
Pedal to the metal
Peeping tom
Pick up your ears
Piece of cake
Pig in a poke
Pig out
Pipe down
Piss in one’s cornflakes
Pop one’s clogs (UK)
Preaching to the choir
Pull somebody’s leg
Pull the plug
Pulling my leg
Pushing up the daisies
Put a sock in it
Put the cat among the pigeons

List of Idioms with  R

 

Raincheck
Raining cats and dogs
Red herring
Riding shotgun
Right as rain
Rise and shine
Rome was not built in a day
Rule of thumb
Run out of steam

List of Idioms with  S
Saved by the bell
Screw the pooch
Scot-free
Shoot the breeze
Shooting fish in a barrel
Sick as a dog
Sixth sense
Skid row
Sleep with the fishes
Smell a rat
Smell something fishy
Son of a gun
Spill the beans
Spin one’s wheels
Spitting image
Split the whistle
Sunny smile

List of Idioms with  T

Take the biscuit (UK)
Take the cake (US)
Take with a grain of salt
The ball is in your court
The best of both worlds
The bigger they are the harder they fall
The door is always open
The last straw
The whole nine yards
Third try is the charm
Throw under the bus
Through thick and thin
Thumb one’s nose
Tie one on
Tie the knot
To make a long story short
To steal someone’s thunder
Tongue-in-cheek
Trip the light fantastic
Turn a blind eye
Two left feet

List of Idioms with U

 

Under my thumb
Under the weather
Until the cows come home
Up a blind alley
Up a creek without a paddle
Up shit’s creek
Use your noggin

List of Idioms with  V

 

Variety is the spice of life

List of Idioms with  W

 

Wag the dog
Water under the bridge
Wear your heart on your sleeve
When it rains, it pours
When pigs fly
Wild and woolly
Wine and dine
Without a doubt
Whole nine yards
Wild goose chase

List of Idioms with X

 

X marks the spot

List of Idioms with  Y

 

You are what you eat
You bet
You can say that again
You can’t judge a book by its cover
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
Your guess is as good as mine

List of Idioms with Z

 

Zero Tolerance

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