Idioms beginning with G
Meaning: to waste energy and time engaging in aimless, trivial, or futile activities.
Example: I attempted to draft an outline for my thesis. However, my ideas were so mixed up in a confused way that I kept going around in circles. Read on
Meaning: too virtuous.
Example: She's not a goody-two-shoes, but she's a good woman. Read on
Meaning: performed well, even if one was not completely successful.
Example: The team played excellently and gave a good account of itself. Read on
Meaning: to understand and appreciate.
Example: It can be hard to wrap your head around what exactly happened. Read on
Meaning: "Great Scott!" is an interjection of surprise, wonder, or consternation.
Example: She took one look at the screen before crying out "Great Scott!" in celebration. Read on
Meaning: to leave.
Example: When I saw the big dog stalking toward me, growling and slobbering, I knew it was time to get out of dodge. Read on
Meaning: to begin taking part in a new activity
Example: Finally, you've decided to get your feet wet and enrolled in your singing classes. Read on
Meaning: become very angry or act crazy
Example: She'll go bananas if she sees the house in this (dirty) condition. Read on
Meaning: good gardening results
Example: My mother has green fingers. She can grow just about anything in the garden. Read on
Meaning: do or say something that is different from most other people
Example: During an analysis of the news, he went out on a limb and expressed an opinion opposite to that held by the general public. Read on
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The Idioms Dictionary explains common English idioms that are popular worldwide, especially in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.