Idioms beginning with A

a hard nut to crack

Meaning: a problem that is difficult to solve

Example: She's such a tough nut to crack. Nobody seems to be able to get through to her. Read on

ahead of the curve

Meaning: better than others

Example: His ideas are so innovative, he is way ahead of the curve. He might end up running the company at this rate. Read on

apple pie order

Meaning: neat and tidy in the arrangement

Example: My mother is always cleaning. The house is in apple-pie order. Read on

anything but

Meaning: by no means

Example: We went to see that new action film on Thursday night and it was anything but good, in fact, I fell asleep. Read on

a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

Meaning: a proverb that means easy situations can never improve you or make you better

Example: You are just cutting days in the comfort of your home and spending your parents' money. You need to really get out and face the actual life. Remember, a smooth sea has never made a skilled sailor. Read on

at odds

Meaning: to disagree about something

Example: They are at odds about the fundraiser that I being held on Saturday. Read on

a fish out of water

Meaning: being uncomfortable and restless

Example: Our new teacher looked like a fish out of the water, nobody was aware of the issue. Read on

aftermath

Meaning: the effects of something traumatic

Example: A lot of countries sent help in the aftermathof the earthquake. Read on

trouble shared is trouble halved

Meaning: a trouble shared is a trouble halved

Example: Don't hesitate to share your problems with me. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved. Read on

all roads lead to Rome

Meaning: all the routes are directed towards the center

Example: Take any route of your choice becauseall roads lead to Rome. Read on

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feet of clay

feet of clay Meaning: have a flaw or weakness most people are unaware of. Example: Some of the greatest people in history had feet of clay.

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