List of idioms start with A

Idioms by alphabet
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A done deal
Meaning : This expression is used to refer to an agreement or decision which has been reached on a certain matter.
A bad egg
Meaning : To refer to someone as a bad egg means that they cannot be trusted.
A bag of bones
Meaning : A very thin person
A beast of burden
Meaning : A workful animal
A bed of roses
Meaning : Easy
A bed of thorns
Meaning : Full of suffering and sorrows
A bee in one's bonnet
Meaning : Over confident
A big gun
Meaning : An important figure
A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
Meaning : Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything
A bird of passage
Meaning : Of no where
A bird of prey
Meaning : Beast
A bird's eye view
Meaning : General view
A bit of
Meaning : a little
A black sheep
Meaning : Good for nothing
A Blessing In Disguise
Meaning : Something good that isn't recognized at first
A blue stocking
Meaning : Intelligent lady
A bolt from the blue
Meaning : Some unexpected bad news.
A bone of contention
Meaning : Root cause of fight
A bone to pick
Meaning : Some cause of quarrel
A broken reed
Meaning : Careless human being
A brown study
Meaning : Keep lost in dreams
A bundle
Meaning : A lot of money
A burning question
Meaning : A subject of talk
A cash cow
Meaning : A product or service which is a regular source of income for a company is called a cash cow.
A cast the eye
Meaning : Aslight squint
A cat and dog life
Meaning : Full of fight
A cat in gloves catches no mice
Meaning : This expression means that if you are too careful and polite, you may not obtain what you want.
A cat's paw
Meaning : Puppet
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link
Meaning : An organization is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person
A chicken- hearted person
Meaning : A coward
A chicken-hearted man
Meaning : Coward Person
A child's play
Meaning : Something very easy
A chink in someone's armour
Meaning : If someone has a chink in their armour, they have a weakness that can be taken advantage of.
A chip off the old block
Meaning : If you refer to a person as a chip off the old block, you mean that they resemble one of their parents in appearance, character or behaviour.
A chip on your shoulder
Meaning : Being upset for something that happened in the past
A clean slate
Meaning : A fresh beginning
A close shave
Meaning : This expression is used to describe a situation where an accident or a disaster nearly happened
A close-fisted man
Meaning : Miser
A cock and bull story
Meaning : Fancy tale
A cog in the machine
Meaning : An unimportant person
A cold blooded murder
Meaning : merciless killing
A cold reception
Meaning : Half hearted welcome
A cold shoulder
Meaning : Unceremoniously
A cool head
Meaning : Patiently
A cry for the moon
Meaning : To think of impossible
A cry in the wilderness
Meaning : Unheaed appeal
A curtain lecture
Meaning : Wife's tough talk
A dark horse
Meaning : Unexpected winner
A day late and a dollar short
Meaning : If something is a day late and a dollar short, it comes too late and is not good enough.
A dead language
Meaning : Out of use


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