Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
Advanced Deck 7

Advanced Deck 7

Total: 20 words

rake someone over the coals

idiom

to scold or reprimand someone harshly for making a mistake or for doing something wrong

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grab the bull by the horns / take the bull by the horns

idiom

to approach a situation in a direct way, usually with force and determination

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hear it through the grapevine

idiom

to hear news or information from someone who heard the news from someone else

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play second fiddle

idiom

to be less important than someone or something else

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jump on the bandwagon

idiom

to follow a successful or popular trend or activity; to do what everyone else is doing

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burn the midnight oil

idiom

to read, study, or work until late at night

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keep your nose to the grindstone

idiom

to continue to work very hard and/or diligently on something

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get something out of your system

idiom

to do something you've been wanting to do so you can move on

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go on a wild goose chase

idiom

to do something pointless or worthless

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have an axe to grind

idiom

to have a strong opinion about something that you want people to accept, often for selfish or personal reasons

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lay your cards on the table

idiom

to show your true feelings or intentions; to expose your plans or ideas

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let sleeping dogs lie

idiom

to avoid or ignore a difficult situation or problem so as to not worsen it

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many moons ago

idiom

a long time ago

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a feather in your cap

idiom

an achievement to be proud of

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at the drop of a hat

idiom

immediately or suddenly without needing an excuse or reason

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beat a dead horse

idiom

to waste effort on something when there is no chance of succeeding

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behind the scenes

idiom

in secret; privately

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best of both worlds

idiom

a situation where you can enjoy the advantages of two very different things at the same time

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don't count your chickens before they hatch

idiom

to not expect success until it is certain, since things may still go wrong until then

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easier said than done

idiom

much more difficult to do than to talk about

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