Idioms beginning with N
Meaning: Describes something that seems very pleasant or attractive at first but eventually reveals itself as horrible.
Meaning: Someone who's no longer young.
Example: My grandfather is no spring chicken, that's for sure. Read on
Meaning: used to express that an activity or action is not fun
Example: I love having little kids around but cleaning up after them is no picnic. Read on
Meaning: it is necessary to work hard or strive to reap rewards
Example: If you want to win the title next month, you have to train for an extra hour every day next week. No pain, no gain. Read on
Meaning: an action/event that will help bring about the death, end, or failure of something or someone
Example: She was late for the fourth day in a row. It will be another nail in her coffin when the boss hears about it. Read on
Meaning: shock or surprise at something you see or hear
Example: My fiancé is with someone else - I can't believe my eyes. Read on
Meaning: a polite response when someone says "thank you" - as a synonym for "you're welcome"
Example: Thank you so much for helping with my move. Not at all. Read on
Meaning: close relative
Example: We cannot release the names of the soldiers killed at the battle of Normandy until we've informed their next of kin. Read on
Meaning: extremely near one another
Example: The two athletes have been neck and neck for this entire race. Read on
Meaning: to urge somebody not to worry about something
Example: Never mind, I will do it myself. Read on