Idioms beginning with T
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
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
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
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
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
Meaning: being the best in a competition
Example: I can't believe you said that your hypocrisy takes the cake. Read on
Meaning: The responsibility for a situation or a problem with somebody.
Example: One does not need to blame anybody else for corruption in the republic of India; the buck stops with the leaders of the government of the world's biggest democratic nation. Read on
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
Meaning: to be very close to something dangerous or unwelcoming
Example: She was standing on the edge of a cliff in the photo, too close for comfort. Read on
Meaning: to do what is recommended by someone else
Example: I'm not good at belly dance, so I'll take my cue from you. 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.