Idioms beginning with M

mark my words

Meaning: used to let someone know to pay attention to what you are saying because it is very important especially when you are certain something would happen in future

Example: Mark my words, she won't regret taking me up on my offer. Read on

make ends meet

Meaning: make sufficient money to survive on

Example: We will need to start saving money in order to make ends meet. Read on

make do

Meaning: to cope with something even though the circumstances are not ideal

Example: I will make do without all of the research and send you a proposal by the end of the day. Read on

Mr Right, Ms Right

Meaning: the best future life partner for someone

Example: I wish that I could meet Mr Right. All of the men that I meet seem so immature. Read on

meet halfway

Meaning: to reach a compromise

Example: I don't enjoy camping and my husband hates the cold. So, we had to meet halfway and go to the beach for the weekend. Read on

miles to go before I sleep

Meaning: you have a lot to do before you can rest

Example: We need to get all of these files completed before anyone leaves. There are miles to go before I sleep. Read on

mend fences

Meaning: to try and improve a bad relationship with another party

Example: After the nasty fight with her sister, Alice decided to mend fences by buying her sister some presents. Read on

means to an end

Meaning: a necessary action carried out just to achieve a goal

Example: Her working as a public defender was not due to her passion for the job but solely as a means to an end. Read on

memory like a sieve

Meaning: poor memory

Example: I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday - I've got a memory like a sieve! Read on

money doesn’t grow on trees

Meaning: to have to put an effort in earning money

Example: The kids need to understand that even though they have been born with a silver spoon in their mouths, that money doesn't grow on trees. Read on

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banana republic

Meaning: a small, poor country with a weak, corrupt or dishonest government

Example: If the current Prime Minister wins the election again, nobody can save our country from becoming a banana republic. Read on


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