Idioms beginning with K

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

kiss and make up

Meaning: to become friendly again after an argument

Example: After having a heated argument the previous night, the young couple kissed and made up and decided to settle their differences amicably. Read on

keep schtum

Meaning: To be quiet when one knows that if the wrong thing is said then there will be more trouble.

Example: I can’t tell you because you will not be able to keep schtum about it. Read on

keen as mustard

Meaning: Very excited and enthusiastic.

Example: Little kids are always as keen as mustard to learn new things around them. Read on

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mumbo jumbo

Meaning: Something that does not make sense.

Example: I do not believe in this mumbo jumbo, human life should be valued far more than some ritual that one is not willing to forego. Read on


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