Idioms beginning with G

wrap one’s head around

Meaning: to understand and appreciate.

Example: It can be hard to wrap your head around what exactly happened. Read on

Great Scott

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

get out of dodge

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

get one’s feet wet

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

go bananas

Meaning: become very angry or act crazy

Example: She'll go bananas if she sees the house in this (dirty) condition. Read on

green thumb

Meaning: good gardening results

Example: My mother has green fingers. She can grow just about anything in the garden. Read on

go out on a limb

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

jump on the bandwagon

Meaning: to start doing something because it is fashionable or profitable

Example: The whole town was quick to jump on the bandwagon when people began to realize the home team would win the championship. Read on

get the sack (boot, axe)

Meaning: be dismissed from the job

Example: If you can't do your job properly, you're going to get the sack. Read on

good egg

Meaning: a kind person

Example: My neighbour, Frank is such a good egg. He always feeds the cat and checks the house if we are away. Read on

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as mad as a hatter

Meaning: it refers to someone being completely crazy

Example: The way he dressed for the event, he must be as mad as a hatter. Read on

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