Idioms beginning with R

square peg in a round hole

Meaning: a person who doesn't fit into societies norm

Example: How he got the job I will never know. He's like a square peg in a round hole. Read on

ride high

Meaning: when someone is very successful

Example: Our team won four college tournaments in a row this year! Why wouldn't the team be riding high! Read on

rake over the coals

Meaning: drag over the coals

Example: My classmate Lily forgot doing her maths homework as she had a function to attend in her family. The teacher literally raked her over the coals for that. Read on

right away

Meaning: to do something immediately

Example: I promise to complete my homework right away. Read on

rule out

Meaning: to exclude out something

Example: Rule out each and every word from the application which you don’t want the principal to read. Read on

red herring

Meaning: something irrelevant that distracts you from something important

Example: The new law is just a red herring meant to draw our attention away from the issues regarding education. Read on

roll the dice

Meaning: to gamble or take a chance on something or someone

Example: The bartender decided to roll the dice and use rum for the cocktail since they were out of gin. Read on

run out

Meaning: to not have enough of something

Example: I cannot believe that we have run out of milk! Just when I wanted to make a cup of tea. Read on

running around like a headless chicken

Meaning: to carry on in a disorganised manner

Example: After failing to take her equipment to the lab, Lizzie ran around like a headless chicken while trying to conduct her experiment. Read on

rub the wrong way

Meaning: to tick someone off

Example: The guy has rubbed me in such a wrong way that I do not even want to look at him ever again. Read on

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three cheers for

three cheers for Meaning: good for, congratulations to, hurrah for. Example 1: Three cheers for Liverpool Football Club for great victory of Grand Final match. Example 2: Three ... Read on

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