Idioms beginning with I

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

in at the deep end

Meaning: to start a new job or activity without being prepared for it

Example: thrown in at the deep end Read on

in the bad books

Meaning: out of favour

Example: Maria remains in his bad books after the argument between both. Read on

in hot water

Meaning: in trouble or state of shame

Example: The opposition leader landed himself in a whole load of hot water after making several vulgar comments. Read on

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

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curry favour

Meaning: seek to gain advantage by flattery

Example: Her uncle is so rich that she feels compelled to curry favor with him lest she does not get mentioned in the will! Read on

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