Idioms beginning with C

come over

Meaning: to go to someone else's house

Example: June and her sister will come over for lunch on Sunday, we are having chicken pie. Read on

count on

Meaning: it means that you are able to depend on somebody or something

Example: It doesn't matter what happens, you will always be able to count on. Read on

cheat sheet

Meaning: a cheat sheet is a sheet containing information

Example: John got caught using a cheat sheet during the test, he will be receiving a failing grade and will be in detention for the next three months. Read on

cat got your tongue

Meaning: used to refer a time when someone has nothing to say

Example: Speak up boy or cat got your tongue? Read on

chill to the marrow

Meaning: to be very cold

Example: The movie gave me a chill to the marrow. I am not recommending it to anyone. It is horrible. Read on

cold hearted

Meaning: very cruel, unkind person

Example: Don't be so cold hearted, forgive them and speak with your children. Read on

come down with

Meaning: to have (usually a disease)

Example: The Joshi's have all come down with the flu, so none of them will be able to attend your wedding. Read on

concern with

concern with Meaning to be busy with something involved with to make someone busy with something to block thoughts with something to be preoccupied with paying attention in … Read on

comb through

Meaning: to check thoroughly

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

chill to the bone

Meaning: to get frightened or scare somebody

Example: The movie they played on cable last night gave me a chill to the bone. I will not be watching a night time movie any time soon. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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