English Idiom - A Bit Much

List of English Idioms With Meaning That Start With Letter A (Part 1)

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English Idioms With Meaning That Start With Letter A (Part 1)


English Idiom - A Bit Much

Example: It’s a bit much expecting me to dump your friend for you.


English Idiom - A Bite At The Cherry

Example: Reda heard about a new opportunity that has the potential to be very profitable. He definitely wants a bite at the cherry.


English Idiom - A Busy Bee

Example: I’m currently writing three articles, so I’m a real busy bee. Can we meet next day instead? I’m a busy bee right now.


English Idiom - A Cat Has Nine Lives

Example: Mr. Karim has been missing for a few weeks, but I wouldn’t worry about him. Everybody knows a cat has nine lives.


English Idiom - A Cat In Gloves Catches No Mice

Example: I think you’ll get that job if you pursue it more assertively. A cat in gloves catches no mice, after all.


English Idiom - A Cat Nap

Example: I’m going to try to squeeze in a cat nap before my next shift starts, or else I’ll be feeling sluggish for the entire evening.


English Idiom - A Cold Day In July

Example: It’ll be a cold day in July before they get that new interstate built.


English Idiom - A Cold Fish

Example: The manager decided not to hire my friend as the store greeter because he came across like a cold fish during the interview.


English Idiom - A Cut Above

Example: With his vast experience and charming personality, it was clear to see that Azzedine was a cut above the rest of the candidates who interviewed for the sales position.


English Idiom - A Cut Below

Example: This waiter is really a cut below what I would expect from this restaurant.


English Idiom - A Day Late And A Dollar Short

Example: Samir tried to repair his friendship with his friend after losing his secret book, but he viewed his efforts as a day late and a dollar short.


English Idiom - A Dog In The Manger

Example: The toddler, like a dog in the manger, refused to give her older sister the notebook she needed to complete her school assignment.


English Idiom - A Few Sandwiches Short Of A Picnic

Example: He says he’s going to start a business selling birds as horses. I think he may be a few sandwiches short of a picnic.


English Idiom - A Good Deal

Example: Reda: “I’ll plan on coming around this Sunday evening.” Yassir: “Good deal, buddy.”


English Idiom - A Great Deal

Example: Let’s go home—we’ve got a great deal of packing to do for our trip.


English Idiom - A Guinea Pig

Example: Students in sixty schools are to act as guinea pigs for these new teaching methods.


English Idiom - A Hair's Breadth

Example: He escaped death by a hair’s breadth. If the other car had been going any faster, he would certainly have been killed.  She was within a hair’s breadth of winning.


English Idiom - A Home Bird

Example: Houcine’s a home bird really. He likes to spend her free time around the house or in the garden.


English Idiom - A Hundred And Ten Percent

Example: Alright guys, we all need to dig deep for the second half of the game. Go out there and give a hundred and ten percent and bring home a win!


English Idiom - A Lame Duck

Example: The company started as a lame duck that was saved by an innovative entrepreneur who decided to take some risks and go in a new direction.


English Idiom - A Leg Up

Example: Give me a leg up so I can reach the dishes on the top shelf.


English Idiom - A Lemon

Example: Considering how often that car breaks down, I think the dealership handed you a lemon.


English Idiom - A Life Of Its Own

Example: When he was painting, he said, the brush used to take on a life of its own and take him in directions he never intended to go.


English Idiom - A Little Bird Told Me

Example: Yousri: “Did you hear that JB is planning to propose to Imene soon?” Karim: “Yes, a little bird told me.”

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