Idioms beginning with Q

quality time

Meaning: well spent time

Example: It had been so long since we went on a vacation but this last month we decided to spend quality time with the family regardless. Read on

Queensberry rules

Meaning: standard rules of polite or acceptable behavior

Example: It was ensured by the police that both the parties adhered to the Queensberry rules during their hearing session in the high court. Read on

qui vive

Meaning: on the alert or lookout.

Example: Their duty requires most of the soldiers to be on the qui vive at the Siachen of Kashmir India battlefield. Read on

quantum leap

Meaning: to make a significant improvement or dramatic advancement

Example: The store has taken a quantum leap from where it was and seems to be headed strongly in the right direction. Read on

quote, unquote

Meaning: to use a phrase which has been coined by someone else but saying it in disbelief

Example: She wants to practice law because it is a quote – respected – unquote - field. Read on

queer pitch

Meaning: spoil somebody's chance of doing something.

Example: He queered my pitch by asking for promotion before I did. Read on

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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