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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