Flashcards in Idioms LT2 Deck (19):
water under the bridge
A past occurrence, especially something unfortunate, that cannot be undone or rectified
Something that's excellent
chip on your shoulder
a tendency to be easily angered or upset
beat the dead horse
Try to revive interest in a hopeless issue
buy me a lemon
cry over spilt milk
To pointlessly lament a misfortune that cannot be undone.
tongue in cheek
without really meaning what one is saying or writing.
kick the bucket
bag of bones
a lean creature
steal one's thunder
when someone takes something or an idea that is yours and uses it as their own
hit the nail on the head
To be absolutely right.
a person leads with his nose, or sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong
drink like a fish
to drink alcohol excessively; to be in the habit of drinking alcohol excessively
someone or something whose abilities, plans, or feelings are little known to others
saved by the bell
saved by the timely intervention of someone or something
can of worms
A complex or difficult problem.
off the hook
Freed, as from blame or a vexatious obligation
barrel of laughs
something or someone who is very funny