Idioms beginning with W

when life gives you lemons

Meaning: make the best out of a difficult situation

Example: She tried to live by the motto 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' Read on

way forward

Meaning: the only way to succeed

Example: I believe that digital learning is the way forward. Read on

wild goose chase

Meaning: wasting resource working on something that does not exist

Example: They tampered with my research. Thank God I found it out. I'm sure they were hoping to send me on a wild goose chase as I continue my research. Read on

white lie

Meaning: a harmless lie

Example: Telling your friend that you like their new haircut, when you really don't, is an example of a white lie. Read on

walking on air

Meaning: to be very happy (elated)

Example: I have been walking on air since I found out that I have been awarded a scholarship to study music. Read on

ward off

Meaning: to prevent something from harming you

Example: Our government has doubled the number of soldiers at the border to ward off illegal immigrants. Read on

when hell freezes over

Meaning: impolite way of saying "it will never happen"

Example: I guess, she will forgive you when hell freezes over. Read on

road to recovery

Meaning: the procedure of becoming healthy again

Example: The Grecian Government was supposed to put Europe on the road to recovery from the Economic and financial crisis. Read on

wind up

Meaning: to be annoyed by someone

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

warm-hearted

Meaning: to be kind and loving

Example: My grandmother is a very warm-hearted person, everybody loves her. Read on

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all Greek to me

Meaning: used to convey that you cannot understand what is being said or written

Example: Don't try to explain the technicalities of how this machine works; it would be all Greek to me. Read on

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