List of English Idioms With Meaning That Start With Letter A (Part 2)
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Example: She asked me if I drew more from real life or from my imagination when writing; in truth, it’s a little from column A and a little from column B.
Example: He was also somewhat of a lone wolf, never marrying. Nassim’s personal style is that of a political lone wolf.
Example: I just have a lot on my plate right now while I’m finishing up my degree and doing this huge project for work.
Example: I can’t drive you to the airport, I already have a million and one things to get done today.
Example: He’s definitely a notch above the last presenter they had running the show.
Example: A penny for your thoughts, Imane said with a smile.
Example: I’m trying not to spend much money right now because, you know what they say, a penny saved is a penny earned
Example: I’m so tired after being on tour. My bed is a sight for sore eyes.
Example: We can’t go into that area unarmed, we’d be sitting ducks!
Example: We haven’t got a snowball’s chance in hell if we have to compete against some mega-corporation like that!
Example: You should consider getting your car repaired now before you’re left stranded on the side of the road—a stitch in time saves nine.
Example: The shore house is a stone’s throw from the ocean!
Example: I really think you’re making a storm in a teacup over this. It’s just a tiny scratch on the car!
Example: The boss wants me to compile 150 pages of data each day, which is a pretty tall order if you ask me.
Example: The challenger is enjoying a surge in popularity after the debate, but there’s still time before the game, and a week is a long time in football.
Example: Well, it’s about time you got here—I’ve been waiting for an hour!
Example: He’s just about to start her new job this morning.
Example: The young officer went above and beyond when he repaired the old man’s home so that the township wouldn’t condemn it.
Example: Many computer hackers act as though they are above the law when they steal valuable data from companies and attempt to sell it online.
Example: Nourdine considers himself above the salt since getting that big promotion at the law firm last month.
Example: Property values in our neighborhood have gone up so much that we’re above water on our house.
Example: My poverty when I was young was merely an accident of birth; through hard work and determination, I was able to overcome it and lead a successful life.
Example: My toddler is starting to walk now, and she is just an accident waiting to happen.
Example: According to Hoyle, this is the proper way to change a tire.
Example: His embarrassing secret is my ace in the hole, and I plan to reveal it to everyone the next time he mocks me publicly.
Example: He has a card up her sleeve if they ever try to fire her, since she knows about the boss’s unscrupulous business practices.
Example: I’m a good student, but I know I won’t score high enough on the scholarship test because math is my Achilles’ heel.
Example: Restructuring the organization will be the acid test that determines whether or not it can survive the sudden downturn in the economy
Example: When they arrested me, I decided I might as well acknowledge the corn and confess to stealing the car. Especially since I was still driving it.
Example: I once thought sushi was totally gross, but I’ve found that it’s something of an acquired taste.