Idioms beginning with Y

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 on

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 on

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 on

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 on

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 on

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 on


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 on

Young Turk

Meaning: a young person who has many new ideas and wants a reform

Example: Dan Mannix is one of the investment industry's Young Turks but his contact book bulges with seasoned veterans. Read on

year dot

Meaning: A long time back.

Example: I have been living in this house since the year dot and know everyone in the vicinity by their first names. Read on

you are what you eat

Meaning: if you eat good food you will be healthy, if you eat bad food you will be unhealthy

Example: To stay healthy, it's best to keep off junk food. You are what you eat. 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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