Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 6

Intermediate Deck 6

Total: 20 words

hit the ground running

idiom

to immediately start working hard, often with enthusiasm, as soon as an activity begins or becomes available

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hit the nail on the head

idiom

to say, do, identify, or describe something exactly as it is

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ahead of the curve

idiom

advanced; has made better progress than most in a particular situation

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get a taste of your own medicine

idiom

to receive the same bad treatment you have inflicted upon other people

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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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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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go cold turkey

idiom

to suddenly quit or stop addictive or dangerous habits, such as smoking or drinking alcohol

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spill the beans

idiom

to tell a secret

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sparks fly

idiom

used to say when there is a heated, lively, or angry tension

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talk in circles

idiom

to talk in an indirect and confusing way that fails to address something

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a piece of cake

idiom

a task or job that’s easy to complete or accomplish

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talk someone's ear off

idiom

to talk a lot or for a long time, often with the result of boring the listener

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test the waters

idiom

to find out if something is likely to be successful before you try it or do it

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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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give someone the cold shoulder

idiom

to ignore someone

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have your head in the clouds

idiom

to be absent-minded or unaware of the facts of a situation

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steal someone's thunder

idiom

to do or say something that takes the attention away from someone else

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look like a million bucks

idiom

to look extremely healthy, happy, and attractive

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in the nick of time

idiom

at the last possible instant; just before it's too late

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