Idioms beginning with A

aftermath

Meaning: the effects of something traumatic

Example: A lot of countries sent help in the aftermath of 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 because all roads lead to Rome. Read on

apples to oranges

Meaning: the items that cannot be compared with each other

Example: We cannot compare Sara and Salina. They are apples and oranges. Read on

get on nerves

Meaning: tick someone off

Example: Put your mobile phone in a silent mode - its loud ringtone is getting on my nerves. Read on

as a result

Meaning: the outcome of something that you have done.

Example: As a result of this mishap, he was not on work for a week. Read on

black day

Meaning: it is a day on which something terrible has happened

Example: My grandmother told me that it is a black day tomorrow. Read on

against the grain

Meaning: a difficult path to be followed

Example: It is against the grain for me to tackle dishonest people. Read on

apples to apples

Meaning: having a fair comparison between the two things

Example: To find out who is stronger is the apples to apples measure their capability to win the first prize in the field of Olympics. Read on

act of God

Meaning: an occurrence of out of control natural forces in action

Example: No matter how strong you are but you can't stop the acts of God. Read on

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banana republic

Meaning: a small, poor country with a weak, corrupt or dishonest government

Example: If the current Prime Minister wins the election again, nobody can save our country from becoming a banana republic. Read on

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