Idioms beginning with C

chew the fat
chew the fat Meaning to have friendly banter for hours on end a long and informal conversation with someone to gossip with friends at leisure Example Sentences I’ve been ... Read on
catch eye
catch eye Meaning be noticed by someone attract someone’s attention make eye contact with someone to get someone’s attention by looking at them Example Sentences While we were ... Read on
class clown
class clown Meaning A wiseacre. Someone who stands out in a class because he makes constant jokes and pokes fun at people. A student who is funny and ... Read on
clam up
clam up Meaning refusal to talk further or reply to not give out any information to close down when danger is sensed Example Sentences She clams up every ... Read on
call of the wild
the call of the wild Meaning It talks about nature appealing to a person. Raw emotions, mostly volatile in nature are represented through this phrase. It is referred ... Read on
call a spade a spade
call a spade a spade Meaning This phrase means to say something the way it is. To not dress the truth up and speak in a straight forward ... Read on
cold turkey
cold turkey Meaning stop a habit (esp. bad habit) suddenly stop a habit without tapering off withdraw abruptly and completely Example Sentences He had been trying to quit ... Read on
cut to the chase
cut to the chase Meaning: come to the point leave out all unnecessary details focus on the major point say only what is important and leave out minor ... Read on
chip on shoulder
chip on shoulder Meaning: holding a grudge or grievance a perceived sense of inferiority being angry because of something that happened in the past habitually combative attitude take ... Read on
couldn’t care less
couldn’t care less Meaning: total lack of interest in something do not care at all utterly indifferent to something Example: I have heard that my ex is going ... Read on

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frighten or scare to death
frighten or scare to death Meaning: make somebody feel very frightened. Example: A shadow appeared in the doorway and scared me to death.


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