Idioms beginning with R

rest in peace (RIP)

Meaning: respect, sympathy and well wishes for a deceased person

Example: He was a kind, caring and well-loved family man. May he rest in peace. Read on

raise the bar

Meaning: to be better than what went before

Example: Our family is so competitive. Now that my cousin has gone to university, everyone will expect me and my brother to raise the bar too. Read on

rabbit hole

Meaning: mentally go somewhere surreal or strange

Example: Peter is having another one of his parties on Friday. Time to go down the rabbit hole again. Read on

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

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throw the baby out with the bathwater

Meaning: to remove something good in the bid of getting rid of something bad

Example: Janet quitting her job because her ex started working there is a classic example of throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Read on

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