Tuesday, April 23, 2013

English Idioms that Start with "B" part 3

Between the lines
If you read between the lines, you find the real massage in what you're reading or hearing, a meaning that is not available from a literal interpretation of the words.

Beyond a shadow of a doubt
If something's beyond a shadow of a doubt, then absolutely no doubts remain about it.

Beyond belief
If people behave in such a way that you find it almost impossible to accept that they actually did it, then you can say that their behaviour was beyond belief.

Beyond the pale
If something's beyond the pale, it is too extreme to be acceptable morally or socially.

Big Apple
(USA) The Big Apple is New York.

Big bucks
If someone is making big bucks, they are making a lot of money.

Big cheese
The big cheese is the boss.

Big fish
An important person in a company or an organisation is a big fish.

Big fish in a small pond
A big fish in a small pond is an important person in a small place or organisation.

Big hitter
A big hitter is someone who commands a lot of respect and is very important in their field.

Big time
This can be used to with the meaning 'very much'- if you like something big time, you like it a lot.

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