Idioms beginning with Y

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your sins will find you out

Meaning: your evil deeds will be exposed.

Example: He stole this book two months ago, but I saw it today in his bag; surely your sins will find you out. Read more ➺

you rock

Meaning: explaining how awesome and cool a person is.

Example: You rocked the cast interview today. Read more ➺

yoke around one’s neck

Meaning: a fatiguing burden.

Example: I refused to be the yoke around his neck, and so I turned down his generous offer of employment in a job for which I was unqualified. Read more ➺

you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink

Meaning: we can offer good things to people but we can't force them to accept that

Example: I have tried my level best to educate him well, but he is still having a non-serious behavior, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Read more ➺

you’re on

Meaning: used to accept a challenge or bet

Example: Max: I challenge you to join me in my 100km run this month. Samuel: You're on! Read more ➺

you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

Meaning: you cannot make others change their habits

Example: I tried to make my grandmother learn how to use a smartphone but it was just like you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Read more ➺

you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs

Meaning: to have to go through something seemingly not nice for a good result

Example: The course requires a lot of effort on your part. It is true that you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. Read more ➺

you can’t take it with you

Meaning: everybody leaves their wealth behind after death

Example: The whole world knows that you can't take it with you but they still have so much affiliation to their worldly possessions. Read more ➺

you bet

Meaning: for sure

Example: The manager will pull this deal off. You bet on something else about him because this is definitely happening. Read more ➺

you’ve got to be kidding

Meaning: implies that something that someone said is a joke

Example: Dan said. "I got a job as an associate professor in the university! Wow!" Tina replied. "You've got to be kidding!" Read more ➺