Idioms beginning with B

boil the ocean

Meaning: undertaking an impossible chore or task.

Example: Keep it to three to four actionable categories rather than trying to boil the ocean. Read on

bundle of nerves

Meaning: anxious

Example: The robbery was a frightening experience. Since then, I have been a bundle of nerves. Read on

by all means

Meaning: in every way possible.

Example: "Do you mind if I go to the party?" "By all means." Read on

bent out of shape

Meaning: to become angry.

Example: John's flight was canceled, and he got bent out of shape. Read on

beat the air

Meaning: fighting without any purpose.

Example: You are just beating the air if you want to turn him into a good boy. Read on

beyond the pale

Meaning: unacceptable.

Example: Nobody will want to be friends with you if you are considered beyond the pale in your social circle. Read on

bird’s eye view

Meaning: an overview.

Example: You can get a bird's-eye view of the city by going to the topmost floor. Read on

bigger fish to fry

Meaning: to have other, more important things to do.

Example: You are not worth my time or energy; I have bigger fish to fry. Read on

belle of the ball

Meaning: the most beautiful woman in a gathering.

Example: She felt like the belle of the ball as she danced the night away with her beau. Read on

in bed with

Meaning: to work with a person or organisation, or being involved with them, in a way that causes other people to distrust you.

Example: The two young men were in bed with the neighborhood gangs. Read on

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leaps and bounds

Meaning: progress very quickly

Example: Regan's reading skills are coming on in leaps and bounds with the new teacher. Read on


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