Idioms beginning with W
Meaning: to understand and appreciate.
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 on
Meaning: one who protects against loss, corruption, waste, or objectionable practices.
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 on
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 on
Meaning: avoid (a person, place, or circumstance)
Example: When walking through the yard, make sure you leave a wide berth for the dog, or he may bite you. Read on
Meaning: oral communication
Meaning: a period of decline or reduction
Meaning: when you have to face your challenges
Example: John had an excellent idea for a project, but his colleagues weren't sure what would happen where the rubber meets the road. Read on
Meaning: a period of time from when action is requested to when it happens
Example: The waiting time for non-urgent surgery seems to be on the increase over the last five years. Read on