Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
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Total: 20 words

a drop in the bucket

idiom

a very small amount compared to what's needed or expected

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elephant in the room

idiom

an obvious problem, topic, or fact that everyone avoids addressing because it may be difficult or controversial to talk about

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barking up the wrong tree

idiom

to look for solutions in the wrong place

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put your foot in your mouth

idiom

to accidentally say something that causes embarrassment to yourself or to others

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beat around the bush

idiom

to talk about less important things in an attempt to avoid the main point of what you're saying

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water off a duck's back

idiom

criticisms about, advice, or warnings to a person that do not affect or influence them or their decisions

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lose your marbles

idiom

to go crazy or insane

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a couch potato

idiom

someone who is inactive and spends a lot of time watching television

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a fly on the wall

idiom

someone able to observe closely without being noticed

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ring a bell

idiom

to sound familiar and cause someone to remember something but not fully

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get the ball rolling

idiom

to begin something, especially in order to encourage other people to join in

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read between the lines

idiom

to try to understand the real or hidden meaning of something

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get cold feet

idiom

to lose confidence in doing something you had planned to do

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out of the blue

idiom

without warning; very unexpectedly

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rock the boat

idiom

to do or say something that causes a change in a seemingly stable or calm situation

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come out of the closet

idiom

to disclose one's sexual orientation or gender identity, especially to family members or close friends

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the whole nine yards

idiom

everything or all of something; the whole or full measure of something

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to give a run for one’s money

idiom

to compete very well against someone and make it difficult for them to win

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bite the bullet

idiom

to finally do something difficult or unpleasant after much delay or hesitation

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hard pill to swallow / tough pill to swallow

idiom

something that's unpleasant or difficult to endure but must be accepted

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