Idioms beginning with T

the corridors of power

Meaning: the office of a powerful leader.

Example: When Jim became a clerk to a Supreme Court justice, he thought he would get his foot inside the corridors of power. Read on

24/7 (twenty-four-seven)

Meaning: constantly

Example: Kincaid said the center will be open 24/7 and will employ 30 people. Read on

the rose that grew from concrete

Meaning: a person who achieved greatness even though they came from a place not so great.

Example: Ken performed well despite his poor background, much like the rose that grew from concrete. Read on

tickle someone’s fancy

Meaning: to attract or interest someone.

Example: Does the menu have anything that tickles your fancyRead on

top dog

Meaning: The term "top dog" means a person, group, or thing in a position of power, particularly after struggling or winning a grueling competition.

Example: Given the latest shakeups, she is hoping that her experience will make her the top dog in the accounting department. Read on

turn down a glass

Meaning: to decline something that someone has offered.

Example: to decline something that someone has offered. Read on

turn the tables

Meaning: change your position with respect to someone else.

Example: After flying back to town, I went to Jenna's place uninformed to surprise her & to my amaze she had already planned a party to welcome me. I should have known she is smart enough to turn the tables. Read on

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

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in a clover

Meaning: ing: prosperous, living well. Example: After we earn a million in our new business of gold, we'll hopefully be in a clover

Example: ing: prosperous, living well. Example: After we earn a million in our new business of gold, we'll hopefully be in a cloverRead on

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