Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 1

Intermediate Deck 1

Total: 20 words

kill two birds with one stone

idiom

to get two things done with a single action

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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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step up one's game

idiom

to start performing better

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cry over spilled milk

idiom

to be upset about something that has already happened or cannot be changed

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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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on the same page

idiom

sharing the same opinion, perspective, or feeling about a particular subject with someone else

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hit rock bottom

idiom

to reach the lowest possible level; to reach a point in life where you are the most unhappy or miserable

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hit the books

idiom

to study hard

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save for a rainy day

idiom

to reserve something, especially money, to be used during a time of unpredictable or unforeseen difficulty

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calm before the storm

idiom

an unusually quiet or peaceful time before a period of great activity or violent argument

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it's raining cats and dogs

idiom

to rain very hard

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bad apple

idiom

the person in a group who creates problems or trouble, normally due to their negative behavior

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apples and oranges

idiom

two things that are completely different from each other and are therefore unfit for comparison

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time flies when you're having fun

idiom

when time seems to pass by quickly, especially when you're doing something you enjoy

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butterflies in one's stomach

idiom

nervousness or dread, especially over something about to be done; the anxious feeling one gets when infatuated or in love

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can't judge a book by its cover

idiom

you can't judge someone or something based on their appearance

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the early bird gets the worm

idiom

whoever arrives first or does something first will have more chances of success

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for the record

idiom

said when you want someone to remember or to record something you say

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in one's hands

idiom

in one's responsibility, charge, or care

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the likes of

idiom

people or things similar to someone or something mentioned or talked about

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