Idioms beginning with Y

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young blood

Meaning: new members that provide various new schemes and ideas for the organization

Example: The Peace corps is in need of a young blood like Adam. Read more ➺

you can say that again

Meaning: used to agree with another person or group of people

Example: She said, "This horrible weather has been killing me." He said, "You can say that again!" Read more ➺

you know better than that

Meaning: used to express disappointment when someone makes a mistake which they probably shouldn't have

Example: She told me that you abused her, you know better than that. Read more ➺

you wish

Meaning: used to make a sardonic comment

Example: I told her that we have been dating for 5 years now and she said "you wish!" Read more ➺

you can’t win them all

Meaning: indicates the reality that it is not possible to always succeed

Example:  To be very frank, I am very disappointed that they did not give me the post of  the manager as I feel I truly deserved it after 5 years of work experience. Oh well, you can't win them all you see. Read more ➺

you’ve made your bed

Meaning: to make a decision and to accept the consequences of those decisions

Example: Don't come back when it is all over and you have nowhere to go. Once you've made your bed , you'll have to lie in it. Read more ➺

yes man

Meaning: a person who only agrees with the crowd or a group of people in order to please them or look good in front of them

Example: You really can't trust what Donald might say in front of the boss. Everyone knows that he is just a yes man and I am not even sure if he has his own views on anything. Read more ➺

your call

Meaning: to leave a decision on  another person

Example: I don't really care where we go right now for dinner. It's your call. Read more ➺

yellow streak

Meaning: people who  have an inclination towards being fainthearted.

Example: Ginna's got a yellow streak which shows up the moment she is asked to stand up against Nick. Read more ➺


Meaning: happening in continuation throughout the whole year

Example: The park provides free food for orphans year-round as a service to the God and humanity. Read more ➺