Idioms beginning with G

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grin from ear to ear

Meaning: to have a wide smile extending from one ear to the other, often indicating extreme joy or satisfaction.

Example: When Sophia saw her birthday cake, she grinned from ear to ear. Read more ➺


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 more ➺


green around the gills

Meaning: someone who looks sick or nauseated.

Example: The sight of blood always makes her go green around the gills. Read more ➺


grit one’s teeth

Meaning: to act bravely and courageously in a challenging situation.

Example: Tom gritted his teeth, overcame his fear of heights, and climbed the ladder. Read more ➺


greenhorn

Meaning: a new or inexperienced person.

Example: My dad is a greenhorn when it comes to computers. Read more ➺


grist to the mill

Meaning: something that gives a useful advantage.

Example: The recent market research data is grist to the mill for our marketing team, helping them tailor their strategies effectively. Read more ➺


good faith

Meaning: acting honestly, with pure motives, and without deceiving others.

Example: The contract was negotiated and signed inĀ good faith by both parties. Read more ➺


go round in circles

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 more ➺


goody two shoes

Meaning: too virtuous.

Example: She's not a goody-two-shoes, but she's a good woman. Read more ➺


good account of

Meaning: performed well, even if one was not completely successful.

Example: The team played excellently and gave a good account of itself. Read more ➺


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