Idioms beginning with C

cool your jets

Meaning: to calm down and stop being so anxious or elated.

Example: Even though she wronged you, just cool your jets, and you will be fine. Read on

comb through

Meaning: to look into something carefully.

Example: The police combed through their house after the income tax authorities left the building. Read on

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

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high up

Meaning: to have an important standing in society

Example: With the way he barked orders at the workers, everyone got the impression that he is high up in the company. Read on

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