Idioms beginning with T

take with a grain of salt

Meaning: to understand that something is not completely true or right

Example: I have read the article, but I take it with a grain of salt. Read on

the other side of the coin

Meaning: the opposite aspect, contrasting arguments.

Example: You should consider the other side of the coin when a wife leaves her husband and not just blame her for walking out on him. Read on

take a leaf out of someone’s book

Meaning: implement actionable advice

Example: I couldn't decide what to do after high school, but my dad makes great money welding, so I took a leaf out of his book and went to trade school instead of college. Read on

rain check

Meaning: declining an offer that might be taken up later.

Example: He said he would take a rain check on visiting us today. Read on

tasted blood

Meaning: to experience something thrilling and exciting, and want to experience it again.

Example: Once a wolf has tasted blood, it has to be put down. Read on

the brains behind

Meaning: used to refer to the person who originally invented a particular scheme, plan or idea

Example: Gladys was the brains behind the successful birthday party that left all the children smiling on their way back home. Read on

at the helm

Meaning: in charge of an organization, group of people, etc.

Example: Lara resigned after a couple of years at the helm of the company. Read on

take the cake

Meaning: being the best in a competition

Example: I can't believe you said that your hypocrisy takes the cake. Read on

the buck stops here

Meaning: The responsibility for a situation or a problem with somebody.

Example: the buck stops with Read on

tempest in a teapot

Meaning: when a minor issue causes an exaggerated reaction of anger or trouble

Example: At first, I thought we were having a general discussion, but it ended setting off a tempest in the teapot. Read on

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learning curve

Meaning: the rate of learning new skills

Example: Every employee undergoes a learning curve while getting to know the company. Read on

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