All Idioms

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rest in power

Meaning: to express extreme respect and honor for a luminary who has passed away,

Example: After his tragic death, many supporters and activists gathered to say, 'Rest in power, our hero.' Read more ➺

vanish into thin air

Meaning: to disappear suddenly and completely, without leaving a trace.

Example: The magician's assistant seemed to vanish into thin air, leaving the audience in awe. Read more ➺

hush money

Meaning: a bribe given to someone to keep them from disclosing information.

Example: The politician was accused of paying hush money to cover up the scandal. Read more ➺

out of the woods

Meaning: no longer in danger or difficulty.

Example: After months of uncertainty, the company is finally out of the woods and back on track. Read more ➺

long in the tooth

Meaning: aging; elderly.

Example: He's getting a bit long in the tooth to be playing professional football. Read more ➺


Meaning: to assign to a particular category, especially in a manner that is too rigid or exclusive.

Example: She felt that her colleagues had pigeonholed her as just a secretary. Read more ➺

Latin and Greek

Meaning: difficult to understand.

Example: The technical manual was all Latin and Greek to me. Read more ➺

as genuine as a three-dollar bill

Meaning: used to describe something or someone who is obviously fake or false.

Example: The salesman's promise seemed as genauine as a three-dollar bill. Read more ➺

a penny saved is a penny earned

Meaning: savings prove to be just as valuable as earning money.

Example: She cut back on her daily coffee purchases, adhering to the principle that a penny saved is a penny earned. Read more ➺

wake up and smell the coffee

Meaning: to recognize and accept the truth, particularly when it is inconvenient or unwelcome.

Example: You need to wake up and smell the coffee—our company is in serious trouble. Read more ➺