Idioms beginning with A

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

all that glitters is not gold

Meaning: the shining outer look of something is not a consistent sign of its real character

Example: My grandmother advised me to be careful about making new friends because all that glitters is not gold. Read on

a stitch in time saves nine

Meaning: do not wait to deal with a specific problem or you risk it getting much worse later on

Example: John said to his brother, " You better bring your car to the shop while it's still running, because a stitch in time saves nine". Read on

all the rage

Meaning: when something is the height of popularity

Example: My parents used to love the Beatles. They were all the rage when they were teenagers. Read on

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mumbo jumbo

Meaning: Something that does not make sense.

Example: I do not believe in this mumbo jumbo, human life should be valued far more than some ritual that one is not willing to forego. Read on

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