General Idioms

Let it ride
Meaning: to allow something to remain as it is

Hang on a second
Meaning: wait for a moment

Up a creek without a paddle
Meaning: in a bad situation

I was knocked on my heels
Meaning: I was surprised

To touch base
Meaning: to contact someone

Out of nowhere
Meaning: unexpected

Hands down
Meaning: for certain the right answer

Close but no cigar
Meaning: close but failed at the end

In the nick of time
Meaning: when something happens at the last possible moment

Since day one
Meaning: for a long time

Idioms by Category


A blessing in disguise
Meaning seems bad, but it's actually good

A piece of cake
Meaning Easy

Actions speak louder than words
Meaning actions are more important than words

Beating around the bush
Meaning not discussing what is important/procrastinating

Big task on your hand
Meaning having something important to finish

Break a leg
Meaning wishing someone to do well/ good luck

Can’t stand (something)
Meaning to dislike something

Check out that
Meaning give that a look

Close but no cigar
Meaning close but failed at the end

Don't sweat it
Meaning don’t worry about it

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