Idioms beginning with B

been around

Meaning: (existed) been present and active.

Example: This is not a new viral video; it's been around for a couple of years. Read on

bone to pick

Meaning: having a complaint that needs to be discussed.

Example: Jake walked up to Robert and told him that he had a bone to pick with him. Read on

bat an eye

Meaning: to avoid expressing surprise, fear, or shock.

Example: The man didn't bat an eye when the explosions went off around him and bullets zipped past his head. Read on

between the devil and the deep blue sea

Meaning: between two equally difficult or unacceptable choices.

Example: I am in a pickle. Anything I do is going to cause this situation to turn out bad. I'm really stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. Read on

busy as a beaver

Meaning: work very hard and actively.

Example: I often find my husband in the garage, busy as a beaver, working on some new project. Read on

by dint of

Meaning: as a result of something

Example: He triumphs by dint of his persistence. Read on

blast from the past

Meaning: a way to refer to something or someone reminding you of an earlier time.

Example: What a blast from the past! I haven't heard that song in years. Read on

birds of a feather

Meaning: people with similar tastes, interests, and backgrounds

Example: Ethan saw Jason had the same type of car and shrugged, "Birds of a feather." Read on

blue eyed boy

Meaning: a person who is treated with special favor.

Example: Managers at Apple have been trained against having blue-eyed boys. Read on

blood, sweat, and tears

Meaning: putting a lot of effort to get a task done.

Example: He has put in nothing but blood, sweat, and tears into this company. Read on

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curry favour

Meaning: seek to gain advantage by flattery

Example: Her uncle is so rich that she feels compelled to curry favor with him lest she does not get mentioned in the will! Read on

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