Idioms beginning with W

whet one’s appetite
whet one’s appetite Meaning A stimulation that causes you to want additional of something, mostly food. A reason which increases your interest in something. Example Sentences You have ... Read on
wear off, out
wear off or wear out Meaning Something that deteriorates or changes by wearing Something that diminishes slowly due to washing, getting scrapped and rubbed. A garment that can ... Read on
well read
well read Meaning Well-educated and learned. A literate person who has studied and read a lot. Example Sentences She is well read does not mean that she can ... Read on
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

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cloak and dagger
cloak and dagger Meaning: of or characteristic of the activities of spies and undercover agents. Example: Do we need to go for cloak-and-dagger way? Why can’t we just ... Read on


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