Idioms beginning with U

under siege

Meaning: to be under attack

Example: The president came under siege for his radical decisions. Read on

under fire

Meaning: being shot at

Example: The politician came under fire after it was discovered that he had spend campaign money on lavish parties. Read on

up and about

Meaning: to get out of the bed actively after sleep

Example: He was up and about within a few days of the operation. Read on

up to no good

Meaning: to have an evil plan

Example: The children can be up to no good cooped up in that attic together for two hours. You must go up and check. Read on

under the radar

Meaning: off the radar

Example: They managed to stay under the radar for years, after stealing all that money from their friends. Read on

ups and downs

Meaning: good times and bad times

Example: Every relationship has its ups and downs. It is important to stick it out. Read on

up to the mark

Meaning: to be good enough

Example: Your exam results this term were not up to the mark. Read on

up a blind alley

Meaning: to be doing something that will definitely have a negative outcome

Example: The trip was up a blind alley it seems because the travel agent could not even jot down a proper itinerary. I wonder why they booked a holiday with such a shady company anyway. Read on

under no illusions

Meaning: be completely conscious of the real status of situation

Example: I am under no illusion that living in Canada is going to be very easy. Read on

upper hand

Meaning: to have the authority to make decisions over someone or something

Example: The man has an upper hand to his wife. It is reflected in the way he speaks with her. Read on

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broken heart

Meaning: break someone's heart

Example: I know he broke your heart, but there are other boys out there who are better than him. Read on

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