Idiomatic expressions in English
Here are some common idiomatic expressions in life.
A slap on the wrist
If you get a slap on the wrist, you get a mild punishment.
A taste of your own medicine
You get a taste of your own medicine when you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.
A toss-up is a result that can go either way.
Actions speak louder than words
There is no point in talking; you have to do.
Add fuel to the fire
To add fuel to the fire is to make a bad situation worse.
Against the clock
When you work against the clock, you are short on time.
All bark and no bite
This expression is used to refer to someone who is threatening but not interested in engaging in a fight.
All Greek to me
If something is all Greek to you, you cannot understand it at all.
All in the same boat
When all are in the same boat, they face the same challenges.
An arm and a leg
If something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive.
An axe to grind
When you have an axe to grind with someone, you have a dispute with them.
Apple of one’s eye
If somebody is an apple of your eye, you cherish them above all others.
A high as a kite
If something flies as high as a kite, it is high up in the sky.
At the drop of a hat
If you do something at the drop of a hat, you do it immediately.