Idioms beginning with O

other half

Meaning: husband, wife, or partner of someone

Example: Next time I come to this restaurant I will bring my other half. Read on

road to recovery

Meaning: the procedure of becoming healthy again

Example: The Grecian Government was supposed to put Europe on the road to recovery from the Economic and financial crisis. Read on

over and above

Meaning: in addition to

Example: Firefighters always go over and above to ensure that people are safe. Read on

over and over again

Meaning: again and again

Example: I have cleaned up this mess over and over again but ever time I come back it is dirty again. Read on

over and out

Meaning: said when someone is finished talking

Example: I have told you that you will not be going to the party. There will be no further discussion. Over and out. Read on

on the mend

Meaning: to improve in health after an illness

Example: After a long illness he is finally on the mend. Read on

of course

Meaning: with absolute certainty

Example: Of course, I will help you to move. That's what friends are for. Read on

on a silver platter

Meaning: to get something without having to work for it

Example: She has never had to work a day in her life. Her parents hand her everything on a silver platter. Read on

on the other hand

Meaning: from a different point of view

Example: It seems like a great building, on the other hand, you are displacing a lot of animals by building it. Read on

out of sight, out of mind

Meaning: to not stay an active issue when something is not immediately visible

Example: The company's top managers do not consider these government policy changes and important for their strategic planning. It is out of sight, out of mind for them but that is not a good thing in any way. Read on

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go steady

Meaning: have a romantic relationship with someone

Example: Kate and Jack have been going steady with each other for the past few years now. Read on


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