Idioms beginning with U

up a blind alley
up a blind alley Meaning to be doing something that will definitely have a negative outcome to be headed towards doom to be headed towards certain failure Example ... Read on
under no illusions
be under no illusions also, have no illusions Meaning be completely conscious of the real status of situation to have a true perspective of things be fully aware ... Read on
upper hand
upper hand Meaning to have the authority to make decisions over someone or something to have a dominant position or an unfair advantage Example Sentences The man clearly ... Read on
unring the bell
unring the bell Meaning once something has been done you cannot run away from it, you can only face the aftermath ramifications have to be withstood whenever something is done ... Read on
use your loaf
use your loaf Meaning To tell someone to use their brain more in analysing what they are doing. To use common sense. This phrase is used in an ... Read on
until the cows come home
until the cows come home also till the cows come home Meaning: for a very long time for an indefinite time forever Example: We can keep on arguing about ... Read on
under the weather
to feel under the weather Meaning to be ill or feel ill drunk or intoxicated having hangover feeling sick Example Sentences I did not go to work today, ... Read on
upper crust
the upper crust Meaning: the aristocracy and upper classes, informal the highest social class or group; especially the highest circle of the upper class. Example: Reservation system was ... Read on
uncle Tom Cobley and all
uncle Tom Cobley and all Meaning: used to denote a long list of people (in British English) a humorous or whimsical way of saying “and others” Example: Businessman, ... Read on
late unpleasantness
the late unpleasantness Meaning: the war that took place recently Example: No sooner had Japanese recovered from the late unpleasantness, a massive volcanic eruption took place destroying huge ... Read on

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by dint of
by dint of Meaning: as result of something. Example: Mark got what he wanted by dint of requesting and threatening.


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