Idioms beginning with K

knight in shining armour

Meaning: used to describe someone who saves you from a difficult situation

Example: Thank you so much for fixing my flat tire. You are a knight in shining armour. Read on

kill the goose that lays the golden egg

Meaning: to destroy something that is profitable to you mostly because of greed.

Example: By selling off his business, Alex killed the goose that lays the golden egg. Read on

keep your nose clean

Meaning: to stay out of trouble by not doing anything wrong

Example: By avoiding the drug dealers on the corner street, James was making an effort to keep his nose clean. Read on

keep your hair on

Meaning: to request someone to stay calm and not get annoyed

Example: The general kept his hair on during the meeting this time. Read on

keep your friends close and your enemies closer

Meaning: to keep a keen eye on enemies beyond what one might have on their friends

Example: As a politician you must keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Read on

keep on top

keep on top Meaning | Definition to stay informed to be ahead in terms of knowledge to prioritize/prioritise to stay responsive about job and ensure that work is … Read on

kill time

Meaning: to wait for something by doing something or nothing

Example: The team was killing time at the stadium before it was their turn to play. Read on

knock on wood (touch wood)

Meaning: tap knuckle on wood in order to avoid bad luck

Example: I am expecting a promotion and a big pay hike this year, touch wood. Read on

knee jerk reaction

Meaning: an automatic response to something

Example: It was a typical knee jerk reaction. He said no immediately without considering our proposal. Read on

keep body and soul together

Meaning: manage to stay alive with very little money

Example: When he first came to the city, he earned barely enough to keep body and soul together. Read on

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scot-free

Meaning: scotch free

Example: The person went scot-free even though there were many people convinced of his crime because the evidence against him was circumstantial. Read on

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