Idioms beginning with L

leg up

Meaning: give or receive assistance to achieve a goal

Example: Completing the summer study program gives pupils a leg up in the following academic year. Read on

lower the bar

Meaning: to lower standards or expectations

Example: The revision bill aims to lower the bar on picking candidates. Read on

two peas in a pod

Meaning: practically identical in appearance

Example: Those boys could be twins, they are like two peas in a pod. Read on

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

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crowning glory

crowning glory Meaning: The greatest or most beautiful thing Example: The crowning glory of her career came six years later when the Council for British Research awarded Cynthia … Read on

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