Idioms beginning with M
Meaning: an apotropaic character proposed to protect against the evil and negative.
Example: Many female ticktockers use the hashtag "Medusa tattoo" to symbolize survival. Read on
Meaning: to tell someone to leave at once.
Example: "Why don't you make like a tree and leave?" "You are starting to get on my nerves," he said to him after the argument in the office. Read on
Meaning: to order someone to do something in a specific way without providing an alternative.
Example: In my house, it is my way or the highway. He was told by his father after coming back home drunk. Read on
Meaning: to go straight for something.
Example: The linebacker made a beeline for the quarterback when he saw an opening. Read on
Meaning: to tell the truth about something.
Example: Sharon made a clean breast of it and threw Ashley under the bus. Read on
Meaning: to enter into an agreement or shared effort, especially for expedient purposes and with a party (or parties) otherwise deemed to be enemies.
Example: We have set aside our disagreements and made common cause. Read on
Meaning: influence someone or something in a positive way
Example: It will make all the difference when a mother phone calls their daughter before they head out for an interview. Read on
Meaning: not as simple as it looks
Example: I had done some research, but there's more to the subject than meets the eye. Read on
Meaning: to treat something as if it isn't important
Example: You need to stop making light of this situation. You could be in serious trouble. Read on
Meaning: to take a long time to make a decision
Example: I will need to mull things over before I decide whether or not to start my own business. It is a big decision. Read on
Idiom of the Day
Meaning: progress very quickly
Example: Regan's reading skills are coming on in leaps and bounds with the new teacher. Read on
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