Idioms beginning with I

in the red

Meaning: more money going out than coming in

Example: If your bank account goes in the red, the bank will charge you for every transaction. Read on

in hand

Meaning: under control

Example: Don't worry about a thing; I've got it all in hand. I did it all online. Read on

in light of

Meaning: because of

Example: In light of what happened last week, please take care on the escalators. Read on

in the loop

Meaning: to be aware of the information

Example: Katy was always happy that her friends kept her in the loop with the latest gossip. Read on

in the air

Meaning: something like a mood that everybody can feel

Example: You could feel the tension in the air as everyone waited to hear the announcement. Read on

in no time

Meaning: a very short period of time

Example: I completed the project in no time at all. Read on

in a fog

Meaning: in a great confusion

Example: Jane always seems to be in a fog. Read on

in vain

Meaning: without success

Example: It seems as if the merger will go through and all our hard work has been in vain. Read on

in the nick of time

Meaning: almost too late

Example: He arrived at the wedding in the nick of time. Read on

I could eat a horse

Meaning: to be extremely hungry

Example: Could we please go out and get some dinner? I am so hungry that I could eat a horse. Read on

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jump to conclusion

jump to conclusion Meaning: form an opinion or judgement hastily. Example: Wait till we get the report; don’t jump to a conclusion.

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