Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
Advanced Deck 6

Advanced Deck 6

Total: 20 words

playing with fire

idiom

to do something dangerous or risky

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the last straw / the final straw

idiom

a final occurence in a series of unpleasant events that makes a person decide to terminate or leave the bad situation

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throw in the towel

idiom

to admit defeat, quit, or give up

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trial and error

idiom

a process of finding out the best way to achieve a desired result by trying different methods

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once and for all

idiom

completely and finally

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under the weather

idiom

to feel or appear to feel unwell

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have something up one's sleeve

idiom

to have a secret plan or idea that you can use later on, usually to surprise someone else with

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turn a blind eye

idiom

to intentionally ignore something or someone, usually as a means for rules or laws to be broken

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break the bank

idiom

to cost or spend more than one can afford

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bite off more than you can chew

idiom

to try to do something that may be too difficult for you to accomplish

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blow off steam / let off steam

idiom

to do or say something that helps you get rid of strong feelings, especially when you are stressed or feeling overwhelmed

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blow one's own horn ​/ ​toot one's own horn

idiom

to proudly emphasize or mention your own accomplishments and achievements, especially to other people

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clean as a whistle

idiom

very clean, innocent, or pure

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clear the air

idiom

to ease or lighten a tense situation by speaking honestly and openly about worries, troubles, and doubts people might have

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fall on deaf ears

idiom

(of a statement) to be ignored or disregarded

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dig one's heels in

idiom

to remain firm in one's decisions, beliefs, feelings, etc.

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down to earth

idiom

(of a person) practical, sensible, and approachable

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draw the line

idiom

to set a limit on what one is willing to do or accept

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shot in the arm

idiom

something that created a sudden and positive effect that encourages progress

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get off your high horse

idiom

to stop talking or acting like one is better than the person that they are talking to

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