Idioms beginning with R
Meaning: to waste energy and time engaging in aimless, trivial, or futile activities.
Example: I attempted to draft an outline for my thesis. However, my ideas were so mixed up in a confused way that I kept going around in circles. Read on
Meaning: a sign of a particular issue requiring attention.
Example: United, American, and Delta airlines suspended all flights to China. This was a red flag as the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the airline industry. Read on
Meaning: destroy or demolish.
Example: We will raze the old, rickety building to the ground. Read on
Meaning: to imply that everything is satisfactory.
Example: He was right as rain after a few days in bed after getting injured. Read on
Meaning: to be positive and not let failures or criticism get you down.
Example: His negotiating ability and willingness to roll with punches impressed all sides. Read on
Meaning: a catchphrase used to introduce a joke, observation, question, or riddle.
Example: Despite acting so confidently, riddle me this: how will we get all that money within a day? Read on
Meaning: any geographical area that is thought to be dangerous or threatening, usually as a consequence of political or military activity.
Example: The alley behind the schoolyard is effectively a "red zone," since that is where all of the bullies hang out. Read on
Meaning: any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles.
Example: any document or publication, which is bound in red and serves as an official collection of rules, regulations, laws, or legal principles. Read on
Meaning: similar in meaning to "deep-rooted."
Example: His family has long been supported the monarchy; their royalist roots run deep. Read on
Meaning: to make trouble.
Example: If you don't want any trouble with your boss, then stop rocking the boat. Read on
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The Idioms Dictionary explains common English idioms that are popular worldwide, especially in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.