Idioms beginning with L

light years away

Meaning: when something seems unlikely to happen

Example: The technological advancement like flying cars is light years away. Read on

lion’s share

Meaning: the biggest part of something

Example: Karen always keeps a lion's share – I won't work with her anymore. Read on

like a bat out of hell

Meaning: very fast and crazily

Example: When Sara told Sam that there is a ghost living next to their room, he changed the room like a bat out of hell. Read on

lighten up

Meaning: to take it easy

Example: Just lighten up! Everything will be fine. Read on

live wire

Meaning: an energetic and volatile person

Example: John is such a live wire; he is a good source of entertainment. Read on

long run

Meaning: in the long run

Example: To make this project successful in the long run, they will need more partners. Read on

lean towards

Meaning: to be interested in something

Example: I am not sure which couch would look best in our house. I am leaning towards the blue one. What do you think? Read on

leg it

Meaning: an informal way of telling someone to run in order to evade capture

Example: We were trespassing on their property. When the alarm went off we had to leg it or we would be caught. Read on

last long

Meaning: existing or persevering for a significant amount of time

Example: The debate on whether man and woman were created equal has been long-lasting and significant. Read on

look forward

Meaning: to eagerly await something

Example: I am looking forward to seeing my best friend next weekend. I have not seen him for six months. Read on

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scrape the bottom of the barrel

scrape the bottom of the barrel Meaning: select from among the worst; to choose from what is left over. Example: As all the candidates who came for the ... Read on

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