Idioms beginning with W

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

weak in the knees

Meaning: to be overcome by a strong feeling, usually desire

Example: The man makes me weak in the knees when he kisses me. Read on

what are you up to

Meaning: another way to ask someone, what are you doing?

Example: Seeing me going from room to room with no apparent method, my friend couldn't help but ask what I was up to. Read on

wet behind the ears

Meaning: immature or poor skill

Example: From the way the soldier handled the gun, everyone could tell that he was wet behind the ears. Read on

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banana republic

Meaning: a small, poor country with a weak, corrupt or dishonest government

Example: If the current Prime Minister wins the election again, nobody can save our country from becoming a banana republic. Read on

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