Idioms beginning with I

in touch

Meaning: keep in touch

Example: We will definitely keep in touch with each other when you move to Australia. Read on

in a huff

Meaning: to be upset or angry about something

Example: June was very upset because her mother would not buy her a new pair of shoes, so she stormed out of the room in a huff. Read on

in a nutshell

Meaning: to be brief and straight to the point.

Example: In a nutshell, all the new mayor was saying is that the fight against crime will be taken much more seriously. Read on

in a pickle

Meaning: to be in a difficult situation

Example: Seeing as the deadline was looming and Grace was yet to round up the project, she realised she was in a pickle. Read on

if it’s the last thing I do

Meaning: indicates determination to achieve something

Example: I am going to get this house cleaned today if it's the last thing I do. Read on

in the cross hairs

Meaning: in a position where one might receive severe criticism

Example: The man was in the cross hairs from the very beginning of the interrogation. Read on

ignorance is bliss

Meaning: to not get affected by something that is not known

Example: The farmers were using these pesticides in their fields without even considering the harmful effects it has on the land. Ignorance is bliss. Read on

if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours

Meaning: to return a favour for a favour

Example: The government cannot expect any progress in the society with a "if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" attitude. Read on

if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Meaning: to not try to mend things that do not require it

Example: Their marriage does not need a councillor. You should keep out and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Read on

it’s better to be safe than sorry

Meaning: being careful may keep away unpleasant situation

Example: They have taught their kids to play any sport only after wearing its gear because it is better to be safe than sorry. Read on

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love child

Meaning: a child born out of wedlock

Example: The new actress in that movie is rumoured to be the love child of one of the most famous actors of the previous generation. Read on


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