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

hard nut to crack / tough nut to crack

idiom

a person or situation that is difficult to deal with

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back to the drawing board

idiom

to begin again after a failed attempt to achieve something

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baptism by fire

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a very difficult or severe first experience of someone in a particular setting

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in a nutshell

idiom

used to state, describe, or explain something using only a few words

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scratch the surface

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to observe or deal with only the basic or small aspects of something; to just start to find out or learn about something

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look on the bright side

idiom

to look at the positive aspects when you're in a bad situation

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throw caution to the wind

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to do something in a carefree manner without worrying about potential risk or danger

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behind closed doors

idiom

in secret or away from observers

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not to mince one's words

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to speak in a very direct and honest way without worrying about offending someone

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on the back burner

idiom

not being dealt with or considered for the time being; low priority and not urgent

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see the light at the end of the tunnel

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to become aware of the possibility of success, improvement, relief, or escape at the end of a difficult situation or task

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shoot yourself in the foot

idiom

to do or say something that causes often unintended problems, troubles, or harm for yourself

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stick your nose into something

idiom

to interfere in something that is not one's concern

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looking out for number one

idiom

to act in a way that is beneficial for one's self regardless of how it affects other people

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burn the candle at both ends

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to exhaust oneself by working long hours and not getting enough sleep

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until the cows come home

idiom

for a very long time

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run amok

idiom

to behave in a violent or uncontrolled way

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by and large

idiom

after considering everything about the thing or situation

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fall into place

idiom

to happen in a way in which all the details make sense

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on the air / off the air

idiom

used when broadcasting, or no longer broadcasting, live on television or radio

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