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MOST IMPORTANT IDIOMS AND PHRASES

MOST IMPORTANT IDIOMS AND PHRASES

IDIOMS AND PHRASES


Back stairs gossip                             Talk among servants/ unfair talks.

At stake                                              at risk and insecure.

At one’s wit’s end                             Puzzled / confused / perplexed.

At ease                                               Free from pain and anxiety.

At arm’s length                                 Avoid becoming too friendly.

At a loss                                             to be unable to decide.

Apple of one’s eye                             Very lovable/ dearest one.

An olive branch                                 Peace request/ peace treaty.

An old flame                                      A person, one had a romantic relationship with, in the past.

An axe to grind                                  Something done for selfish reasons.

Add fuel to fire                                  to make a matter worse.

Achilles’ heels                                   A small but fatal weakness.

An iron-will                                        Strong will power.

Cross swords                                      to quarrel or fight.

Cry for the moon                               to desire the unattainable.

Damocles’ sword                               Constant threat.

Die in harness                                   Die while in service.

Cut no ice                                          to fail to make an impression.

Cry over spilled milk                        Regret in vain for what cannot be undone.

Eat humble pie                                  to apologize.

Eat one’s words                                 Take a statement back.

Die a dog’s death                              to die a shameful death.

Dark horse                                         One who wins unexpectedly.

Dance to one’s tune                         Obeying one's order.

End in smoke                                    Come to nothing.

Fair weather friend                           Selfish friends who are with us


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