Idioms beginning with D

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

discretion is the greater part of valour

Meaning: to be quiet about it after helping someone out

Example: The man I admire the most has always taught me that discretion is the greater part of valour. Read on

dream come true

Meaning: fulfilment of a wish after a long time

Example: This house is my dream come true. Read on

dead as a dodo

Meaning: no longer alive or existing

Example: When my dad finds out that I have lost the mobile phone, I am as dead as a dodo! Read on

drop like flies

Meaning: many people falling ill or dying around the same time

Example: It was flu season and people in our office were dropping like flies. Read on

down to the wire

Meaning: a situation where the outcome is not decided until the very end

Example: With both teams being equally matched and putting up an exceptional display, the match was very exiting and went down to the wire. Read on

don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

Meaning: don't be ungrateful when you receive a gift

Example: I know you don't like the dress very much, but it was a gift; you should not look a gift horse in the mouth. Read on

dog days

Meaning: hot, sultry days

Example: During the dog days of summer, people prefer to remain indoors and go out as little as possible. Read on

double date

Meaning: a date on which two couples go together

Example: When Jim and Sam went on a double date with their girlfriends, they had a fun evening together. Read on

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Meaning: to escape from somewhere violently

Example: The breakout was so sudden that the guards did not even have the time to process what happened. Read on


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