Idioms beginning with I

in for a penny, in for a pound

Meaning: to complete a task, no matter what it may need.

Example: In for a penny, in for a pound, we need to stay up all night and get the report done since we cannot turn it in half-finished. Read on

in short order

Meaning: immediately and without difficulty.

Example: The children got ready in short order to go to the park and play. Read on

in one’s blood

Meaning: a natural or inherited characteristic.

Example: Singing is in Nina's blood. Read on

in the pink

Meaning: in good health and spirits.

Example: As a famous president, he has the perfect reason to be in the pink. Read on

it’s not brain surgery

Meaning: to indicate that a specific task is simple and easy to undertake 

Example: Learning to ride a bike is simple, it's not brain surgery. Read on

at the helm

Meaning: in charge of an organization, group of people, etc.

Example: Lara resigned after a couple of years at the helm of the company. Read on

on the cards

Meaning: Something very likely to happen, occur or take place.

Example: A promotion is in the cards for him. Read on

in mint condition

Meaning: something used that looks new

Example: She was cautious about buying the vintage t-shirt sight unseen, but the seller assured her it was in mint condition. Read on

in cold blood

Meaning: in a cruel way and without pity or other emotion

Example: One young lady was shot dead in cold blood inside the premises of the shopping complex. Read on

in broad daylight

Meaning: during the daytime

Example: Politicians strongly condemn corruption and nepotism during political rallies, yet they go ahead and misuse public resources in broad daylight. 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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