Idioms beginning with V

vim and vigor

Meaning: full of energy and enthusiasm

Example: Even though my grandmother is in her 80s, she is still full of vim and vigor. Read on

veg out

Meaning: to stop working hard

Example: After a tiring week, I like to veg out in front of the television during the weekend. Read on

Van Gogh’s ear for music

Meaning: Van Gogh was a painter who cut his ear off and this phrase is a pun intended one referring to being tone deaf.

Example: Her singing is so bad she has Van Gogh's ear for music. Read on

viper in bosom

Meaning: a person who deceives you after receiving help from you

Example: I got my friend a good position in my company and all he did is convinced my manager to get him the designation I had in the project. He was no more than a viper in my bosom. Read on

beyond the veil

Meaning: In an inexplicable or concealed place or condition, especially the mysterious state of existence after death.

Example: In an inexplicable or concealed place or condition, especially the mysterious state of existence after death. Read on

variety is the spice of life

Meaning: new and exciting practices make life more attractive

Example: I started learning tennis after having tried swimming because variety is the spice of life. Read on

vale of years

Meaning: the decreasing time of a individual's life.

Example: I shall not leave my parents during their vale of years. Read on

volte face

Meaning: to change beliefs (suddenly) from something to its complete opposite

Example: The current prime minister thinks it is a joke to volte face on the plans that he announces publicly. Read on

vice versa

Meaning: a reverse in position

Example: I do not like my sister's new husband, and vice versa. Read on

vent spleen

Meaning: to exhibit your rage

Example: The board members in the annual meeting witnessed the company's shareholders venting their spleen over them as they were angry. Read on

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wind up

Meaning: to be annoyed by someone

Example: My sister really knows how to wind me up. Read on



The Idioms Dictionary explains common English idioms that are popular worldwide, especially in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.

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