Idioms beginning with A

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as genuine as a three-dollar bill

Meaning: used to describe something or someone who is obviously fake or false.

Example: The salesman's promise seemed as genauine as a three-dollar bill. Read more ➺


a penny saved is a penny earned

Meaning: savings prove to be just as valuable as earning money.

Example: She cut back on her daily coffee purchases, adhering to the principle that a penny saved is a penny earned. Read more ➺


all hat and no cattle

Meaning: Someone who talks big but doesn't follow through with action.

Example: Despite his speeches, the politician was all hat and no cattle. Read more ➺


sick as a dog

Meaning: refers to extreme physical illness or discomfort.

Example: After eating that questionable seafood, he spent the entire night vomiting and feeling as sick as a dog. Read more ➺


accidentally on purpose

Meaning: performing an action intentionally and pretending to either oneself or to the world that as an accident.

Example: She accidentally on purpose spilled coffee on her ex's new girlfriend's dress. Read more ➺


a shot in the dark

Meaning: a guess without much information or certainty.

Example: It's hard to tell the time without a clock, but I'll take a shot in the dark and say it's past midnight. Read more ➺


as broad as long

Meaning: it remains the same regardless of how you view it.

Example: Can we go today or tomorrow? It is as broad as it is long, so you choose. Read more ➺


arrive in a body

Meaning: arrive with unity as a group.

Example: The office became too noisy when all the employees arrived in a body. Read more ➺


as soon as

Meaning: immediately after.

Example: As soon as the teacher left the class, she started making noise. Read more ➺


at a discount

Meaning: not valuable or worth anything.

Example: Freedom fighters are at a discount in present politics. Read more ➺


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