What’s an idiom? An idiom is a natural manner of speaking to a native speaker of a language.
At The Drop Of A Hat:
Willing to do something immediately.
Chip on his Shoulder:
Angry today about something that occured in the past.
To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short.
Someone who takes a position for the sake of argument without believing in that particular side of the arguement. It can also mean one who presents a counter argument for a position they do believe in, to another debater.
Iron pyrites, a worthless rock that resembles real gold.
A personal intuition you get, especially when feel something may not be right.
Have an Axe to Grind:
To have a dispute with someone.
In The Heat Of The Moment:
Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.
Since 1954 the Ivy League has been the following universities: Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Harvard.
Crossing the street (from the middle) without using the crosswalk.
Keep An Eye On Him:
You should carefully watch him.
Keep body and soul together:
To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive .
Keep your chin up:
To remain joyful in a tough situation.
Kick The Bucket:
Diagonally across. Sometimes called Catty-Corner as well.
Knee Jerk Reaction:
A quick and automatic response.
Knock On Wood:
Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.
Know the Ropes:
To understand the details.
Lend Me Your Ear:
To politely ask for someone’s full attention.
Let Bygones Be Bygones:
To forget about a disagreement or arguement.
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie:
To avoid restarting a conflict.
Let The Cat Out Of The Bag:
To share a secret that wasn’t suppose to be shared.
Level playing field:
A fair competition where no side has an advantage.
Like a chicken with its head cut off:
To act in a frenzied manner.
liquor someone up:
To get someone drunk.
Long in the Tooth:
Old people (or horses).
Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check.
Make No Bones About:
To state a fact so there are no doubts or objections.
Method To My Madness:
Strange or crazy actions that appear meaningless but in the end are done for a good reason.
Nonsense or meaningless speech.
Mum’s the word:
To keep quiet. To say nothing.
Savings set aside for future use.
Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You:
Don’t hurt anyone that helps you.
New kid on the block:
Someone new to the group or area.
New York Minute:
A minute that seems to go by quickly, especially in a fast paced environment.
To not agree. To not accept a proposition.
No Room to Swing a Cat:
An unsually small or confined space.
Not Playing With a Full Deck:
Someone who lacks intelligence.
On Pins And Needles:
Anxious or nervous, especially in anticipation of something.
Out On A Limb:
When someone puts themself in a risky situation.
Pick up your ears:
To listen very carefully.
Run out of steam:
To be completely out of energy.
Someone who is left-handed.
Wag the Dog:
A diversion away from something of greater importance.