Idioms beginning with N

not playing with a full deck

Meaning: not mentally sound

Example: With the number of silly remarks he comes up with, I wonder if he's not playing with a full deck. Read on

never in wildest dreams

never in wildest dreams Meaning: – something that has happened was so strange that one never thought it would happen Examples: 1. Never in my wildest dreams did … Read on

never say die

never say die Meaning: stay optimistic, positive attitude. Example: There are still a dozen of of job vacancies that she hasn’t tried. Never say die.

not give a damn

Meaning: to not care

Example: Their son does not give a damn about their health. His ill habits are costing the entire family now. Read on

not all it’s cracked up to be

not all it’s cracked up to be Meaning: not as good as people say it is. Example: The highly ranked institutes in Liverpool isn’t all it’s cracked up … Read on

not have a clue

not have a clue or haven’t a clue Meaning: have no idea or inkling about something. Example: I haven’t a clue why she left the job, suddenly.

new blood

Meaning: young and active people

Example: The company management feels that the new blood should be used to find process improvement ideas because they can provide a third person perspective to our processes. Read on

new kid on the block

Meaning: a new arrival in a place, group or organization

Example: As I am the new kid on the block I know that I will have to work hard to prove myself. Read on

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come hell or high water

Meaning: come what may

Example: I want to complete this report by today, come hell or high water. Read on


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