General Idioms

Stay on track
Meaning: to stay focused on the goal

Hit the books
Meaning: to study

Since day one
Meaning: for a long time

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

What’s up?
Meaning: How are you?

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

To touch base
Meaning: to contact someone

Hold your horses
Meaning: wait/calm down

Kill two birds with one stone
Meaning: accomplish two things at once

Kick the bucket
Meaning: to die/no longer work

Idioms by Category


Hang out
Meaning spend time with a friend

Have stumbled upon
Meaning to accidentally discover something

Hit the books
Meaning to study

Hold your horses
Meaning wait/calm down

How’s it going?
Meaning How are you?

I made a key decision
Meaning make an important decision

I was knocked on my heels
Meaning I was surprised

I’ll toss it around
Meaning to casually suggest an idea to people

I’m feeling blue
Meaning to feel sad

I’m out
Meaning I'm leaving

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