Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
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curiosity killed the cat

idiom

a warning that asking too many questions about other people's business can lead to trouble

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take a rain check

idiom

to tell someone that you cannot accept an invitation now, but you would accept it at a later date or time; to postpone a plan

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black sheep of the family

idiom

to be different from and not approved by the other members of the group, usually used in the context of a family

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water under the bridge

idiom

problems encountered in the past that someone does not want to think or worry about anymore

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bread and butter

idiom

a job or activity that is a person, group, or company’s main source of income

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pull the trigger

idiom

to make a decisive move or action

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off the hook

idiom

allowed or able to avoid blame, responsibility, obligation, or difficulty

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have bigger fish to fry

idiom

to have something more important to do or attend to

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nip something in the bud

idiom

to stop, cease, or prevent something at the beginning or in an early phase before it becomes too difficult or unmanageable

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the gloves are off

idiom

when people start to fight or compete aggressively and without hesitation

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move up in the world

idiom

to be more successful or have a better situation in life

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above your pay grade

idiom

said to someone who does not have the knowledge, skill, authority or ability to decide on or deal with something

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kick the bucket

idiom

to die

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food for thought

idiom

an idea or a piece of information that’s worth thinking carefully about

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I'll cross that bridge when I get to it

idiom

to not discuss a problem immediately or to delay worrying about something

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