Idioms beginning with K

know the ropes

Meaning: to know all the ways and means to get something done

Example: She has been working here for 30 years and knows the ropes to getting anything done. Read on

Kangaroo court

Meaning: It refers to a court that passes judgement but is not a valid court.

Example: The Kangaroo court announced two years back that the family should be banished and the people in the village followed the judgement. To this day, nobody even talks to anyone in that family. Read on

kick the bucket

Meaning: to die

Example: Have you heard? The old man down the street has kicked the bucket. Read on

keep an eye on

Meaning: keep a watch on something or someone closely

Example: The cops always kept an eye on the top trouble makers of the city to ensure that the festival period are not affected. Read on

kill two birds with one stone

Meaning: accomplish two different things at the same time

Example: I have to go to the bank, and on the way back, I'll pick up the groceries as well, killing two birds with one stone. Read on

keep your chin up

Meaning: be stalwart and courageous in a tough situation

Example: Don't let the difficulties intimidate you; keep your chin up. Read on

keep own counsel

Meaning: say little or nothing about one's opinions or intentions

Example: Our boss is notorious for keeping his own counsel; you never know what he has in his mind. Read on

keep card close to chest

keep card close to chest Meaning: be secretive or cautious, give nothing away. Example: My brother don't know how much money his friends will spend this Friday night, ... Read on

know on which side bread is buttered

know on which side bread is buttered Meaning: know what is to one's advantage. Example: She's far too clever to irritate her employer as she knows which side ... Read on

hand or keep at bay

hand or keep at bay Meaning: prevent something or somebody unpleasant from coming too near to one or harming one. Example: The area was hit by a serious ... Read on

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two wrongs don’t make a right

Meaning: the fact that responding to a negative situation in the same manner will not make things better in any sense

Example: You cannot leave the kitty because she was rude to you. Two wrongs don't make a right. Read on


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