Idioms beginning with C

come to grief

Meaning: to have an accident or suffer disaster.

Example: Their relationship came to grief following their disastrous vacation. Read on

cross paths

Meaning: encounter or meet someone by chance.

Example: I believe we will cross paths soon. Read on

clarion call

Meaning: A clarion is a high-pitch bugle.

Example: All of the citizens heard the clarion call and prepared themselves to defend their city.  Read on

cover one’s tracks

Meaning: to keep one's location, activities, and intentions hidden.

Example: The burglars were very meticulous in covering their tracks, making it difficult for law enforcement to catch them. Read on

child’s play

Meaning: an informal expression meaning something that is easy to do

Example: If you practise enough, driving will eventually become child's play. Read on

class act

Meaning: high-quality performance or display; additionally, the performer

Example: LeBron James has truly been a class act in basketball long before he entered the NBA. Read on

cakewalk

Meaning: something that can be easily accomplished.

Example: I thought the course was going to be difficult, but it ended up being a cakewalk. Read on

cross swords

Meaning: to fight with another person physically or verbally.

Example: The vice-presidents crossed swords at all policy meetings. Read on

chip off the old block

Meaning: the term is used to describe people who look like their parents.

Example: Like his brother, he is a chip off the old block, very rude in behavior and stout in physique. Read on

come to blows

Meaning: to start fighting

Example: I'm glad we were able to resolve this disagreement without coming to blows. Read on

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dig own grave

dig own grave Meaning: do something stupid that will seriously harm oneself, cause one’s own ruin or downfall. Example: If she continues to behave like this to her … Read on

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