Idioms beginning with T

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take a back seat

Meaning: to take a less significant role or position.

Example: I decided to take a back seat so as to let my boss handle the problem. Read more ➺


turn the clock back

Meaning: to restore something to its former state or condition.

Example: I would if I could turn the clock back and study another course. Read more ➺


till doomsday

Meaning: for a very long time.

Example: You can wait from now till doomsday for customer service. Read more ➺


three cheers

Meaning: good for

Example: The troops who stood to gain from the official declaration of hospitality gave three cheers. Read more ➺


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 more ➺


24/7 (twenty-four-seven)

Meaning: constantly

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


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 more ➺


tickle someone’s fancy

Meaning: to attract or interest someone.

Example: Does the menu have anything that tickles your fancyRead more ➺


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 more ➺


turn down a glass

Meaning: to decline something that someone has offered.

Example: to decline something that someone has offered. Read more ➺


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