Idioms (Most-Used 300+ Terms)/
Advanced Deck 8

Advanced Deck 8

Total: 20 words

egg on your face

idiom

to be embarrassed or to look stupid after doing something wrong

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fly in the face of

idiom

to oppose or challenge established and accepted norms, ideas, or beliefs

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give someone short shrift

idiom

to give little sympathy or attention to someone

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hem and haw

idiom

to take a long time before making a decision; to be hesitant and indecisive

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jump to conclusions

idiom

to make an assumption, decision, or form opinions about a situation without knowing all the facts

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leave in the lurch

idiom

to not do for someone what you had promised you would do

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pay the piper

idiom

to face, accept, or suffer consequences for one's actions or words

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people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

idiom

people who have faults should not criticize others for having the same faults

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put or pour your heart and soul into something

idiom

to put a lot of effort and energy to do something

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put the kibosh on

idiom

to prevent something from happening or continuing

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read the riot act

idiom

to give someone a warning for having done something wrong in order to improve their behavior

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so far so good

idiom

satisfactory or successful up to now

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from scratch

idiom

from the very beginning, especially without using or relying on previous work or aid; from a point where no work has been done yet

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get the picture

idiom

to understand a situation

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on the horizon

idiom

likely to happen or exist soon

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pave the way

idiom

to make it easier for another thing to happen

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do away with something

idiom

to stop, remove, or destroy something

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up to snuff

idiom

to be as good as required; to meet a minimum standard or level of quality

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the gift of gab

idiom

the ability to speak in a self-assured, persuasive manner

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leave high and dry

idiom

to leave someone in a difficult situation without any help

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