Archive for the ‘Expressions’ Category

Card playing idioms

September 29th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions related to card games.

Above board

When you are above board, you are honest. Players used to keep their hands above the board or table while playing cards. This was done to show their honesty.

Call phrasal verbs

September 24th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the word call.

Call back

To call back is to ask people to return from one position or situation to a previous one.

Business idioms

August 8th, 2014 in Expressions

Across the board

If something is implemented across the board, it affects everyone or everything.

  • The company is expected to increase salaries across the board.

Color idioms

July 14th, 2014 in Expressions

Be green with envy

To be green with envy is to be unhappy because you wish you had something that someone else has.

  • Margaret will be green with envy when she sees your new car.

Idiomatic expressions using the word bread

June 29th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word bread.

Someone’s bread and butter

This is a figurative expression. Your bread and butter is your livelihood.

Idiomatic expressions with belly

June 18th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word belly.

A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.

This is a proverb. It means that people who are growing up are hungry all the time.

Phrases with put

June 18th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of phrases using the word put.

As someone puts it

This expression is used for giving the exact words used by someone.