Idioms beginning with U

use your loaf
use your loaf Meaning | Synonyms To tell someone to use their brain more in analysing what they are doing. To use common sense. This phrase is used ... 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
ugly duckling
an ugly duckling Meaning: a young person who turns out to be beautiful or talented against all expectations. one that is considered ugly or unpromising at first but ... Read on
under a cloud
under a cloud Meaning under suspicion to become out of favour or to be in trouble to be seen as being dishonest, suspicious, untrusted etc. not be trusted ... Read on
under the auspices
under the auspices Meaning: with the backing, support, patronage of Example: Financial aid is being provided to the country under the auspices of the World Bank
up in arms
up in arms Meaning | Synonyms angry rebellious eagerly oppose or protest something Example Sentences My mom was up in arms about the new salary cuts rumoured to ... Read on

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caught in the crossfire
caught in the crossfire Meaning: be badly affected by a situation where two people or group are arguing with each other. Example: When parents fight over trifles, their ... Read on


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