Idioms beginning with O

on top of the world

Meaning: in a good mood as everything is going well for you

Example: He was on top of the world after he won the World Marathon Championships. Read on

on the cards

Meaning: Something very likely to happen, occur or take place.

Example: A promotion is in the cards for him. Read on

on board

Meaning: be physically on a plane, ship, vehicle, train, or rocket

Example: Let's get Phoebe on board for the Madison project. After all, it is her area of expertise. Read on

out of hand

Meaning: out of control

Example: When the police arrived, they realised the party was getting out of hand. Read on

on the ball

Meaning: alert to new trends, ideas, and methods

Example: The mother is glad to know that her son is always on the ball to learn new things in class. Read on

on/to hand

Meaning: present, nearby, close, or easily accessible

Example: My parents are always on hand if we need a babysitter. Read on

outside the lines

Meaning: not sticking to the rules

Example: I never thought they would be allowed to do their duties outside the lines. Read on

old school

Meaning: old fashioned ideas or approach compared to current trends

Example: Dress smart when you come round for dinner, my father is a bit old school. Read on

on a tear

Meaning: very active or suddenly active

Example: Peter called to say he was getting an earlier train so, I been on a tear to get to the station in time. Read on

on edge

Meaning: to feel tense or unable to relax

Example: I am sorry for snapping at you. I have been a bit on edge since I found out that they are selling our company. Read on

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the devil is beating his wife

Meaning: raining whereas the sun is shining

Example: Today, the devil is beating his wife in our city - it's raining cats and dog and sun is also shining. Read on

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