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ENGLISH IDIOMS LIST (A WORK IN PROGRESS):






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A

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A dime a dozen
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
abuzz
accident waiting to happen
Actions speak louder than words.
act one's age
all ears
all talk and no action
all that jazz
all the rage
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
armchair critic
at a crossroads
at a loss
at loggerheads
au courant
avant-garde

B
back on track
bail someone/something out
bad-mouth someone/something
be a cut above
be a lost soul
be a slave to fashion
be abuzz
be all talk and no action
be all the rage
be at a crossroads
be at a loss
be bonkers
be in a bind
be in a fix
be in a jam
be in a mess
be on the blink
be out of order
be in a pickle
be in a predicament
be off one's rocker
be on the fly
be on the fritz
be on the rocks
be out of one's mind
be ripped off
be with it
beat around the bush
big time
beyond one's means
best of both worlds
bum rap
big cheese
big shot
bite the bullet
Bite your tongue!
Birds of a feather flock together.
black day
blast from the past
blaze a trail
blow a fuse
blow something out of proportion
Big deal!
bonkers
Break a leg!
break new ground
bring the house down
busybody
buy something
buzzword


C
call it a day
can't hold a candle to someone / something
cash cow
Cat got your tongue?
catch on
caught between a rock and a hard place
cheap and cheerful
chick flick
child's play
choose one's battles wisely
choppy waters
claim to fame
Clothes make the man.
clown around
come again?
come out of the woodwork
come under fire
come within an ace of something
cool as cucumber
copycat
corner the market
cost (someone) an arm and a leg
couch potato
cut above
cut someone / something short
cut to the chase