Idioms beginning with W

water under the bridge
water under the bridge also water over the dam Meaning: past events that are not important anymore something that has happened and cannot be changed, hence, not important past occurrence that ... Read on
wouldn’t be caught dead
wouldn’t be caught dead also wouldn’t be seen dead Meaning: dislike something very much would never do something, usually due to dislike or because it is very embarrassing would rather ... Read on
whole nine yards
whole nine yards Meaning: everything, all of something in its entirety, all of it the whole of something, full measure everything that is possible Example: She is the ... Read on
wash hands of
wash your hands of Meaning: abandon taking responsibility for someone or something to bring all involvement with someone or something to an end Example: That job did no ... Read on
warn off
warn someone off Meaning: inform someone forcefully to stay at a distance to advise someone to refrain from some activities because of involved risks or other reasons to ... Read on
wash dirty linen in public
wash dirty linen in public Meaning: discuss publicly matters that one should keep private to discuss in public one’s private scandals, disagreements, or difficulties to unveil private problems ... Read on
well-to-do Meaning: – rich and of good social status – having plenty of money and possessions – in favorable circumstances – in fortunate circumstances financially Well-to-do Synonyms: wealthy, ... Read on
win the day
win the day Meaning: win a war or a fight or competition etc. Example: The opposition win the day in the debate over the judge’s impeachment.
wouldn’t dream of
wouldn’t dream of Meaning: not occur to one, not consider. Example: Even if it were lying on my desk, I wouldn’t dream of taking another person’s money.
shed, weep crocodile tears
shed (or weep) crocodile tears Meaning: show sadness that is not sincere, fake cry. Example: She deceived him when he lost everything in his life, now again when ... 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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