Archive for the ‘Expressions’ Category

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.

Idioms about courts and law

November 3rd, 2014 in Expressions

Get one’s knuckles rapped

To get your knuckles rapped is to get punishment for something you did.

  • The boy got his knuckles rapped because he hadn’t done his homework.