Wednesday, October 18, 2023

English idioms with "Clean"

 1. clean your plate: eat all the food served

2. clean his clock: beat or defeat soundly

3. clean as a whistle: pure or free of involvement in illegal activities

4. a clean bill of health: notification that an entity is in good health or operating condition 

5. clean break: abrupt and complete disassociation

6. clean code: well-written computer-programming code

7. clean conscience: absence of guilt or remorse (also “clear conscience”)

8. clean cut: tidy and well groomed

9. clean getaway: uninterrupted escape

10. clean house: rid an organization of corruption or inefficiency

11. clean (someone or something) out of: remove people or things

12. clean sheet: variant of “clean slate” (mostly used in British English)

13. clean slate: a fresh chance or start 

14. clean sweep: the winning of all competitions or prizes

15. clean the floor up (with someone): beat someone up

16. clean up: make something clean or proper, earn or win a lot of money, reform, or defeat

17. clean up (one’s) act: improve or reform

18. clean out: leave bare or empty, or take or deplete

19. come clean: be honest

20–21. have clean hands/keep (one’s) hands clean: be without guilt

22. keep (one’s) nose clean: stay out of trouble

23. make a clean breast of it: admit the truth

24. squeaky clean: completely clean or incorruptible

25. wipe the slate clean: give someone a fresh chance or start (see “clean slate”)

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

English idioms from "Eat like a bird" to "Eye for an eye".

 Eat like a bird 

If someone eats like a bird, they eat very little. 

Eat like a horse 

Someone who eats like a horse, eats a lot. 

Eat like a pig 

If some eats like a pig, they either eat too much or they have bad table manners. 

Egg on your face 

If someone has egg on their face, they are made to look foolish or embarrassed. 

Elbow grease 

If something requires elbow grease, it involves a lot of hard physical work.

 Elbow room 

If you haven't got enough elbow room, you haven't got enough space. 

Eleventh Hour 

If something happens at the eleventh hour, it happens right at the last minute. 

Even keel 

If something is on an even keel, it is balanced. 

Every cloud has a silver lining 

People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who's having problems. They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might seem. 

Every man for himself 

If it's every man for himself, then people are trying to save themselves from a difficult situation without trying to help anyone else. 

Every Tom, Dick and Harry 

If every Tom, Dick and Harry knows about something, then it is common knowledge. 

Every trick in the book 

If you try every trick in the book, you try every possible way, including dishonesty and deceit, to get what you want. 

Explore all avenues 

If all avenues are being explored, then every conceivable approach is being tried that could possibly get the desired result. 

Eye for an eye 

This is an expression where the punishment, sometimes revenge equals the crime.