Idioms beginning with M
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Meaning: a holiday in the United States that honors those who lost their lives fighting for the country.
Example: "My family always has a barbecue on Memorial Day to spend time together and remember our loved ones who served in the military." Read more ➺
Meaning: a place where different types of people and ideas live together, frequently blending to create something new.
Example: The United States has been a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds. Read more ➺
Meaning: a person who is disregarded as lacking character or morality.
Example: He's just a man of straw, easily manipulated by powerful people. Read more ➺
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 more ➺
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 more ➺
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 more ➺
Meaning: to go straight for something.
Example: The linebacker made a beeline for the quarterback when he saw an opening. Read more ➺
Meaning: to tell the truth about something.
Example: Sharon made a clean breast of it and threw Ashley under the bus. Read more ➺
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 more ➺
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 more ➺