Idioms beginning with T

take for a ride

Meaning: to trick somebody

Example: I paid for the package but it was never delivered. After two weeks I realized that I had been taken for a ride. Read on

trouble shared is trouble halved

Meaning: a trouble shared is a trouble halved

Example: Don't hesitate to share your problems with me. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved. Read on

troubled waters

Meaning: a difficult phase of life

Example: The situation was getting worse, but like all the other members of the company, he was fascinated by troubled waters. Read on

the lion’s den

Meaning: a place which is uncomfortable

Example: Two of the new students were thrown into the lion's den as their ragging was taking place. Read on

take for granted

Meaning: to underestimate the value of something or someone

Example: I took the weather for granted when I lived in America. Now I am struggling to get used to the cold. Read on

toot one’s own horn

Meaning: blow one's own horn

Example: My father told me never to toot my own horn. Read on

too close to call

Meaning: a margin that is too close to determine a winner

Example: There are only a few minutes left in the match and it is too close to call. Read on

the devil is beating his wife

Meaning: raining whereas the sun is shining

Example: Today, the devil is beating his wife in our city - it's raining cats and dog and sun is also shining. Read on

the devil is in the detail

Meaning: It means that when you do not concentrate on the details of something you may run into unexpected problems

Example: "Have you seen my beautiful new bag? I paid a fortune for it." "Really? It is a fake. The stitching of the original bags is blue, not green." "How disappointing. I guess the devil is in the details." Read on

take over

Meaning: to take control of something - often by force

Example: I can't believe that they were able to launch a takeover of our company. Read on

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mumbo jumbo

Meaning: Something that does not make sense.

Example: I do not believe in this mumbo jumbo, human life should be valued far more than some ritual that one is not willing to forego. Read on

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