English Idiom - About Time

List of English Idioms With Meaning That Start With Letter A (Part 2)

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List of English Idioms With Meaning That Start With Letter A (Part 2)

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English Idiom - A Little From Column A

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.

 

English Idiom - A Lone Wolf

Example: He was also somewhat of a lone wolf, never marrying. Nassim’s personal style is that of a political lone wolf.

 

English Idiom - A Lot on One’s Plate

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.

 

English Idiom - A Million and One

Example: I can’t drive you to the airport, I already have a million and one things to get done today.

 

English Idiom - A Notch Above

Example: He’s definitely a notch above the last presenter they had running the show.

 

English Idiom - A Penny for Your Thoughts

Example: A penny for your thoughts, Imane said with a smile.

 

English Idiom - A Penny Saved is A Penny Earned

Example: I’m trying not to spend much money right now because, you know what they say, a penny saved is a penny earned

 

English Idiom - A Plum Job

Example: He took over the £50,000-a-year plum job only two weeks ago.

 

English Idiom - A Rare Bird

Example: Hamza is a very rare bird, a good teacher and an excellent listener.

 

English Idiom - A Scaredy-Cat

Example: Jamel called Mourad a scaredy-cat because he didn’t want to go exploring in the woods after dark.

 

English Idiom - A Second Bite At The Cherry

Example: There will be no second bite at the cherry if we screw this up—it’s our only chance.

 

English Idiom - A Sight For Sore Eyes

Example: I’m so tired after being on tour. My bed is a sight for sore eyes.

 

English Idiom - A Sitting Duck

Example: We can’t go into that area unarmed, we’d be sitting ducks!

 

English Idiom - A Snowball’s Chance in Hell

Example: We haven’t got a snowball’s chance in hell if we have to compete against some mega-corporation like that!

 

English Idiom - A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

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.

 

English Idiom - A Stone’s Throw

Example: The shore house is a stone’s throw from the ocean!

 

English Idiom - A Storm in a Teacup

Example: I really think you’re making a storm in a teacup over this. It’s just a tiny scratch on the car!

 

English Idiom - A Tall Order

Example: The boss wants me to compile 150 pages of data each day, which is a pretty tall order if you ask me.

 

English Idiom - A Week Is A Long Time In

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.

 

English Idiom - About Time

Example: Well, it’s about time you got here—I’ve been waiting for an hour!

 

English Idiom - About To

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.

 

English Idiom - Above The Law

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.

 

English Idiom - Above The Salt

Example: Nourdine considers himself above the salt since getting that big promotion at the law firm last month.

 

English Idiom - Above Water

Example: Property values in our neighborhood have gone up so much that we’re above water on our house.

 

English Idiom - Accident Of Birth

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.

 

English Idiom - Accident Waiting To Happen

Example: My toddler is starting to walk now, and she is just an accident waiting to happen.

 

English Idiom - According To Hoyle

Example: According to Hoyle, this is the proper way to change a tire.

 

English Idiom - Ace In The Hole

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.

 

English Idiom - Ace Up One’s Sleeve

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.

 

English Idiom - Achilles’ Heel

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.

 

English Idiom - Acid Test

Example: Restructuring the organization will be the acid test that determines whether or not it can survive the sudden downturn in the economy

 

English Idiom - Acknowledge The Corn

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.

 

English Idiom - Acquired Taste

Example: I once thought sushi was totally gross, but I’ve found that it’s something of an acquired taste.

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