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coin money

Meaning: to accumulate wealth rapidly.

Example: My knowledge of ICT technology could help me coin money. Read on

hook, line, and sinker

Meaning: used to highlight the fact that a person has been utterly deceived or fooled.

Example: used to highlight the fact that a person has been utterly deceived or fooled. Read on

feet of clay

Meaning: have a flaw or weakness most people are unaware of.

Example: Despite his success in business, it was later revealed that the CEO had feet of clay when it came to personal ethics. Read on

ace up one’s sleeve

Meaning: a powerful, secretive weapon that people can use to their benefit.

Example: "I am wondering how Kellen is going to get her dad to take her on a trip, but I am pretty sure she has an ace up her sleeve." Read on

cut both ways

Meaning: affect both sides of an argument or something equally.

Example: The promotion I got means that I will earn more money, but I will also have less time with my family. It cuts both ways. Read on

left out in the cold

Meaning: being neglected.

Example: Orphans are left out in the cold when parents' meetings are held. Read on

crystal clear

Meaning: easy to understand or transparent.

Example: The pictures on the high-definition TV are crystal clear. Read on

comes to the crunch

Meaning: in a critical moment or crucial time, or in a tight corner.

Example: I’m ready to resign due to this if it comes to the crunch. Read on

crowning glory

Meaning: the most notable and best aspect of something.

Example: The palace's crowning glory is the ballroom. Read on

boil the ocean

Meaning: undertaking an impossible chore or task.

Example: Keep it to three to four actionable categories rather than trying to boil the ocean. Read on

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wind up

Meaning: to be annoyed by someone

Example: My sister really knows how to wind me up. Read on



The Idioms Dictionary explains common English idioms that are popular worldwide, especially in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.

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