Idioms beginning with W

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worth your salt

Meaning: be capable or competent enough.

Example: You'll only be worth your salt if you go above and beyond the call of duty. Read more ➺

with a bang

Meaning: to start or finish with a lot of energy, enthusiasm, or success.

Example: These amazing recipes will set your engagement party off with a bang. Read more ➺

wouldn’t dream of

Meaning: wouldn't consider doing something.

Example: I love school so much that I wouldn't dream of missing school even a single day. Read more ➺

win the day

Meaning: to be accepted by other people.

Example: If you fail to win the day during practice, forget about winning the game. Read more ➺


Meaning: something that happens when the people involved do not want it to occur.

Example: Each side was drawn willy-nilly into the battle. Read more ➺


Meaning: one who protects against loss, corruption, waste, or objectionable practices.

Example: Professor Smith was doing a lot of watchdogging during the mid-term exams at Polk High. Read more ➺

busy as a beaver

Meaning: work very hard and actively.

Example: I often find my husband in the garage, busy as a beaver, working on some new project. Read more ➺

wild card

Meaning: an opportunity to participate in a sporting event without having to compete in qualifying matches or be ranked at a certain level.

Example: Nobody can guess what Mark is going to do next. He's always been a bit of a wild card. Read more ➺

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