Idiomatic expressions beginning with B
Here is a list of idiomatic expressions beginning with the letter B.
Back seat driver
This expression is used to refer to someone who gives unwanted advice.
Back to square one
When things are back to square one, you have to start all over again.
Back to the drawing board
You have to go back to the drawing board when an attempt to do something fails.
Baker’s dozen means thirteen.
Bark up the wrong tree
To bark up the wrong tree is to put the blame on the wrong person.
Beat a dead horse
To beat a dead horse is to try to revive an issue that has already ended.
Beating around the bush
To beat around the bush is to avoid the main topic.
Bend over backwards
To bend over backwards is to do anything that helps.
Bite off more than one can chew
To bite off more than one can chew is to take on a task that is too difficult for you.
Bite your tongue
To bite your tongue is to avoid talking.
Blood is thicker than water
This expression is used to suggest that family bonds are stronger than any other relationship.
Once in a blue moon
If something happens once in a blue moon, it happens very rarely.
Break a leg
This is a superstitious way to wish someone good luck. Instead of saying ‘good luck’, it says the opposite.
Buy a lemon
To buy a lemon is to buy something that does not work properly.