Idioms beginning with D

goose egg

Meaning: zero

Example: We had a good game, but the score was goose egg. Read on

does exactly what it says on the tin

Meaning: someone or something is exactly as they seem

Example: This medicine does exactly what it says on the tin, because I feel so much better. Read on

drain the swamp

Meaning: rooting out the practice of corruption

Example: No matter how critical it is, Draining the swamps would be just about impossible unless we citizens take action against it in the union. Read on

dead as a doornail

Meaning: becoming obsolete

Example: The flowers are all dead as a doornail. Read on

dead in the water

Meaning: unable to produce movement

Example: Their company is trying to revive an income that is dead in the water. Read on

drop by

Meaning: an informal visit

Example: I hope to finish the dress before Saturday. If you want to see what it looks like you should drop by over the weekend. Read on

dollars to donuts

Meaning: an outcome that is almost assured is called as dollars to doughnuts

Example: And I'll bet dollars to donuts that he will have no strategic plan on how to effectively deny Clinton's speech. Read on

double take

Meaning: to be so surprised at something that you have to take another look (American meaning)

Example: I did a double take when I saw how much weight my best friend had lost. Read on

drive crazy

Meaning: to disturb or irritate someone

Example: He drives me crazy with the lazy way he executes all his tasks. Read on

do justice to

Meaning: to speak of or otherwise show a person or thing in its true light

Example: Your plan is excellent - it really does justice to all of the ideas we put forward. Read on

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double whammy

Meaning: situation where two bad things happen at the same time

Example: Boss fired me from the job and I lost my wallet too, what a double whammy? Read on

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