Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 7

Intermediate Deck 7

Total: 20 words

in the pipeline

idiom

the state of being planned, processed, or developed; awaiting completion

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like pulling teeth

idiom

something that is extremely frustrating, difficult, or unpleasant

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off the top of one’s head

idiom

from memory or without much or careful consideration

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once the dust settles

idiom

as soon as a situation becomes calmer after an argument or a big change

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out for blood

idiom

aggressively seeking revenge or planning to harm someone, usually due to anger

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rub salt into the wound

idiom

to make a difficult, unpleasant, or painful situation even worse

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take something by storm

idiom

to be suddenly extremely successful or popular in a particular place or group of people

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teach someone the ropes

idiom

to teach or show someone how to do something

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the other side of the coin

idiom

a different perspective, opposing view, or opposite aspect of something

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pull the trigger

idiom

to make a decisive move or action

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the ball is in your court

idiom

it is your turn to take responsibility or action or to make a decision

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whatever floats your boat

idiom

to do what you want or what makes you happy

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costs an arm and a leg

idiom

Extremely expensive

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strange bedfellows

idiom

a pair of people, things, groups with extremely different characteristics, lifestyles, etc. that are connected in a certain situation or activity

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pull out all the stops

idiom

to do everything you possibly can to make something happen

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shoot from the hip

idiom

to speak in a very direct and honest way; to react quickly, without considering potential consequences

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level the playing field

idiom

to change the conditions of a situation so that it becomes fair for everyone involved

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out of the woods

idiom

no longer dangerous or difficult, though not yet completely resolved

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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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back against the wall

idiom

a tough situation where you're forced to do something in order to avoid a negative outcome

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