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pigeonhole

Meaning: to assign to a particular category, especially in a manner that is too rigid or exclusive.

Example: She felt that her colleagues had pigeonholed her as just a secretary. Read more ➺


in limbo

Meaning: in an uncertain situation.

Example: Our plans for the future were left in limbo due to the pandemic. Read more ➺


in the dark

Meaning: uninformed, a state of ignorance.

Example: 1. The family had been kept in the dark regarding their kin one's medical diagnosis. Read more ➺


not have a clue

Meaning: to not know something.

Example: You think you're smart, but you do not have a clue about how things work. Read more ➺


fall on deaf ears

Meaning: to disregard or ignore.

Example: His protestations that the project would put the firm over budget fell on deaf ears. Read more ➺


cold shoulder

Meaning: to treat somebody with coldness and contempt

Example: I fought with my wife, and she is now giving me the cold shoulder. Read more ➺


elephant in the room

Meaning: a difficult, controversial, or obvious problem that no one wants to talk about or mention because the subject is problematic, uncomfortable, or awkward

Example: When Geoff arrived at the meeting yesterday, he had a huge black eye. He gave us no explanation, and nobody dared ask him about it. So we sat there for the whole morning with this elephant in the room. Read more ➺


make light of

Meaning: to treat something as if it isn't important

Example: You need to stop making light of this situation. You could be in serious trouble. Read more ➺


under the radar

Meaning: going unnoticed, avoiding unnecessary attention

Example: They managed to stay under the radar for years, after stealing all that money from their friends. Read more ➺


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 more ➺


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