Sunday, April 24, 2022

More English Idioms with Dog

A dog and pony show -  is a presentation that has flash or style, but no real content. 

Dog days - dog days are very hot summer days. 

Dog eat dog -  there is intense competition and rivalry, where everybody for yourself. 

Dog tired -  you are exhausted with no energy. 

Dog's dinner - dinner is a real mess -  does not look smell or taste good.

Dog's life  - can be very unfortunate and wretched life A miserably unhappy existence,

Dog-eared  - If a book it is in bad condition, with torn pages, etc. 

Doggy bag -  in a restaurant, they will pack the food you haven't eaten for you to take home. 

Additional D Idioms

Dipstick - is a name for a stupid person, an idiot. 

Do a runner - criminals run out of a restaurant without paying, they do a runner. 

Do their dirty work -  'henchman' or subordinates or fixers carry out the unpleasant or illegal jobs that the boss doesn't want to do. 

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Monday, November 9, 2020

English idioms starting with D

Dark horse - someone or something is a bit of a mystery

Dear John letter - a letter written by a romantic partner explaining why they are ending the relationship is a Dear John letter

Devil's advocate - when someone adopts a position they don't believe in just for the sake of the argument

Devil finds work for idle hands  - means that if people don't have anything to do with their time, they are more likely to get involved in trouble and criminality. 

Devil is in the detail  - means that small things in plans and projects that are often marginalized can cause serious problems or failure

Many more idioms:

"better the devil you know than the devil you don't know"

"the devil looks after his own"

"you have to give the devil his due"
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

English Idioms using "Dead" part 1

Dead and buried  - something is settled and is not going to be reconsidered. 

Dead as a dodo or Dead as a Doornail  - something is lifeless.

Dead duck - something is a failure. 

Dead in the water - something isn't going anywhere or making any progress. 

Dead to the world -  someone is fast asleep and completely unaware of what if happening around them.

Dead heat  - in a race that ends with two or more finishing at exactly the same time. 

leave for dead -  to abandon something or someone

dead to rights -  caught in the act of committing a crime.

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dead - adjective - Having lost life; no longer alive.

the dead - noun - We have burials for the dead.

Synonyms: deceased, departed, late, extinct, lifeless

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dead: adverb adjective

1.  quiet and uneventful. The party was totally dead.

2.  very tired. I came home dead from the gym.

3.  dull; lifeless; flat. This hotdog is sort of dead because I am out of mustard.

4.  no longer able to work. My phone is dead.

5.  no longer of any importance. Stop! It’s a dead issue.


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Idioms and Expressions used in Business

 A fool and his money are soon parted - people who aren't careful with their money lose it or spend it quickly.

Across the board - when a new policy applies to everybody, it applies across the board. 

Ahead of the pack - when your research enjoys more progress than your rivals.

Back burner - If an issue is on the back burner, it is being given low priority. 

Ballpark figure - is a rough or approximate number for a cost or calculation.

Bean counter  - A bean counter is a slang term for an accountant.

Bells and whistles - are attractive features that make products more marketable.

Below par - If something isn't up to standard

Bet your bottom dollar - you can be absolutely sure about a product, service or event.


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Thursday, September 10, 2020

English idioms using "CLEAN" part 1

Idiom Examples

Clean bill of health - when someone has a clean bill of health - there's nothing wrong; everything's fine.

variations:
1. not using drugs; I’ve been clean for more than a month now.
2. sober; not intoxicated with alcohol at the moment. Just being clean for a day is an accomplishment.
3. not breaking any law. I’m clean, officer.
4. not carrying a weapon. I searched him. He’s clean.

Clean as a Whistle - If something is as clean as a whistle, it is extremely clean, spotless. It can also be used to mean 'completely clean'.

variations
1. To remove rubbish: clean a room; clean the house
2. To get rid of  dirt: I used vinegar to clean the windows
3. Having no imperfections or blemishes

Clean slate - If you start something with a clean slate, then nothing bad from your past is taken into account.

variations
1. innocent of any crime.
2. not having a criminal record.
3. carrying or containing no evidence of unlawful activity or intent.


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Friday, August 28, 2020

English Idioms using Cash

Cash (noun) is defined as: 

1. Money or currency in the form of bills or coins; 

2. Liquid assets including bank deposits and marketable securities.

3. Money paid in currency

Cash (verb) is defined as: 

1. exchange for cash; "I cashed the CREB check yesterday."

2. liquidate - convert into cash; "I had to liquidate my stocks to pay off my credit card"

3. redeem - convert into cash; ie bonds, GIC's

4. exchange, interchange, change - give to, and receive from, one another; 

English idioms that use cash:

cash cow

a cash flow problem

be strapped for cash

become pushed for cash

cash (one's) chips in

cash down

cash flow

cash flow problem

cash in

cash in checks

cash in chips

cash in hand

cash in on (something)

cash in on opportunity

cash in your checks

cash in your chips

cash in your chips

Cash is king

cash market

cash money

cash on delivery

cash on the barrel

cash on the line

cash on the nail

cash only

cash or check

cash or credit

cash out

cash someone out

cash up

cash-and-carry

cashed

cold cash

cold, hard cash

get pushed for cash

hard cash

cash on delivery

pressed for cash

pushed for cash

ready cash

roll in cash

cash on delivery

strapped for cash

take the cash

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