Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 9

Intermediate Deck 9

Total: 20 words

at a crossroads

idiom

the moment when an important decision must be made

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in the long run

idiom

at a time that is far away in the future; eventually

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one's best bet

idiom

the course of action or an idea that is most likely to result in success or any desired goal

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over the top

idiom

more than what is considered normal or suitable; excessive, flamboyant, campy, or outrageous, often purposefully so

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shell out money / fork over money

idiom

to pay for something, especially when the cost is surprisingly expensive or unfair

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the long and short of it

idiom

explanation of the general situation without giving too many details

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blow something out of proportion

idiom

to make a situation seem much bigger or worse than it really is

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bigwig

idiom

an important or powerful person

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fall afoul of

idiom

to break a rule or law or to be in conflict with someone or something

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have a life of its own

idiom

to seem to move or work by itself

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kick someone around

idiom

to treat someone in a mean, disrespectful, or in an unkind way

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go back to square one

idiom

to start over; to return to an initial starting point

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an uphill battle

idiom

something that is very difficult to overcome or endure

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shoot for the moon

idiom

to set one's goals very high; to try to achieve something particularly difficult

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down to the wire

idiom

a situation where something is not decided or done until the last possible moment

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fall apart at the seams

idiom

to be in very bad condition; (of a person) to be very emotional or filled with sadness or grief

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throw someone under the bus

idiom

to betray someone

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born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth

idiom

to come from a rich family and benefit from that

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not take something lying down

idiom

to not accept or endure something without struggle, resistance, or opposition

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tricks of the trade

idiom

special skills or knowledge that help in doing a job or an activity

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