Idioms beginning with B

bite head off

Meaning: overreact in an angry or harsh way

Example: His mother nearly bit his head off when he got his new shoes dirty. Read on

bring owls to Athens

Meaning: something that is pointless

Example: The chancellor has a plan to increase taxes, thinking that this would improve the economy. It would bring owls to Athens. Read on

bring up

Meaning: in the literal form, it means to take something to a higher place

Example: Please bring up some more blankets when you come to bed. Read on

buy the farm

Meaning: to die

Example: Mister Jack was really ill from the past two months and yesterday he bought the farm. Read on

bucket list

Meaning: a list of achievements or experiences someone wants to have during their lifetime

Example: Go and buy some sweaters, I have many other things left on my bucket list. Read on

knock socks off

Meaning: doing something which was never done before

Example: Lara's performance at the concert last night just knocked my socks off. Read on

Black Friday

Meaning: a day of a financial disaster

Example: My friends wait desperately for online sales on Black Friday. 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

by chance

Meaning: something which was not planned to happen

Example: He told himself that it was by chance so as to bring peace to his mind. Read on

bundle up

Meaning: to dress warmly to protect oneself from the elements

Example: It is important to bundle up before you go out to keep from getting cold. Read on

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learn the ropes

Meaning: to learn the tricks in order to do something well

Example: It is important that you learn the ropes and know your father’s business well before you take it over. Read on

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