Archive for the ‘Expressions’ Category

Clothing idioms

November 26th, 2014 in Expressions

Air/wash one`s dirty linen in public

To air/wash your dirty linen in public is to discuss your private problems and quarrels in front of others.

Court and judge idioms

November 19th, 2014 in Expressions

Cross-examine (someone)

To cross examine is to question a witness or a suspect in a trial.

A cut-and-dried

A cut-and-dried decision is one that was taken beforehand.

Black Idioms

November 18th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word ‘black’.

Black and blue

This expression is used to mean that a body part is bruised.

Color Idioms

November 17th, 2014 in Expressions

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

As black as a skillet

If something is as black as a skillet, it is very black. The expression ‘as black as a stack of black cats’ means the same.

Legal idioms

November 13th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions related to courts and judges.

Abide by a decision

To abide by a decision is to follow the orders issued by a court.

Law idioms

November 12th, 2014 in Expressions

Hand a verdict down to somebody

To hand a verdict down is to announce the verdict in a court.

  • The judge is expected to hand the verdict down in the afternoon.

Mouse idioms

November 11th, 2014 in Expressions

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions about mouse. Each idiom is followed by its meaning or definition.

As poor as a church mouse

If somebody is as poor as a church mouse, they are very poor.