Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 10

Intermediate Deck 10

Total: 23 words

beside oneself

idiom

overcome with strong emotions, such as anger, worry, joy, or excitement

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birds of a feather

idiom

people who share similar features, qualities, or interests and who are often found together

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go down that road

idiom

to do, perform, take, or decide on a particular course of action

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the powers that be

idiom

important people who have authority or control over others

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go for broke

idiom

to try very hard and risk everything you have in order to achieve great success

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tough as nails / hard as nails

idiom

physically or mentally tough; stern and unyielding

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in the short run

idiom

over a brief period of time; in the near future

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keep one's head

idiom

to remain calm and sensible despite stress

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keep an eye on / have an eye on

idiom

to monitor something or someone closely

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live hand to mouth

idiom

to have just enough money or food to survive

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make a face

idiom

to show disgust, dislike, or any other negative emotion through facial expressions

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meat and potatoes

idiom

the most important or basic parts of something

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the real McCoy

idiom

the original or real thing, or the best example of something

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look someone up and down

idiom

to inspect or look at someone from their head to their feet as if you are trying to judge them or form an opinion about them

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make the cut / miss the cut

idiom

to succeed in meeting, or to fail to meet, a required standard

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make up one's mind

phrase

to decide

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someone's heart is in the right place

idiom

someone has good intentions

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set the bar

idiom

to set a standard or expectation of competence or quality

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out of shape

idiom

in poor physical condition; unfit

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in the same boat

idiom

in the same situation, problem, or circumstance with someone else

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make a long story short

idiom

to summarize or explain something briefly and share only the important facts

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tip of the iceberg

idiom

the small, easily visible part of a larger problem

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bite the hand that feeds you

idiom

to act badly toward the person, group, or organization who is helping or has helped you

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