1. Icing On The Cake: When you already have it good and get something on top of what you already have.
2. Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Tools: You are more likely to get in trouble if you have nothing to do.
3. If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another: When one thing goes wrong, then another, and another.
4. In Like Flynn: To be easily successful, especially when sexual or romantic.
5. In The Bag: To have something secured.
6. In The Buff: Nude.
7. In The Heat Of The Moment: Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.
8. In Your Face: An aggressive and bold confrontation.
9. It Takes Two To Tango: A two person conflict where both people are at fault.
10.It’s A Small World: You frequently see the same people in different places.
11.Its Anyone’s Call: A competition where the outcome is difficult to judge or predict.
12.Ivy League: Since 1954 the Ivy League has been the following universities: Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Harvard.
ENGLISH IDIOMS ALPHABET J
13.Jaywalk: Crossing the street (from the middle) without using the crosswalk.
14.Joshing Me: Tricking me.
ENGLISH IDIOMS ALPHABET K
15.Keep An Eye On Him: You should carefully watch him.
16.Keep body and soul together: To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive.
17.Keep your chin up: To remain joyful in a tough situation.
18.Kick The Bucket: Die.
19.Kitty-corner: Diagonally across. Sometimes called Catty-Corner as well.
20.Knee Jerk Reaction: A quick and automatic response.
21.Knock On Wood: Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.
22.Know the Ropes: To understand the details.
ENGLISH IDIOMS ALPHABET L
23.Last but not least: An introduction phrase to let the audience know that the last person mentioned is no less important than those introduced before him/her.
24.Lend Me Your Ear: To politely ask for someone’s full attention.
25.Let Bygones Be Bygones: To forget about a disagreement or arguement.
26.Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: To avoid restarting a conflict.
27.Let The Cat Out Of The Bag: To share a secret that wasn’t suppose to be shared.
28.Level playing field: A fair competition where no side has an advantage.
29.Like a chicken with its head cut off: To act in a frenzied manner.
30.liquor someone up: To get someone drunk.
31.Long in the Tooth: Old people (or horses).
32.Loose Cannon: Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check.
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33.Make No Bones About: To state a fact so there are no doubts or objections.
34.Method To My Madness: Strange or crazy actions that appear meaningless but in the end are done for a good reason.
35.Mumbo Jumbo: Nonsense or meaningless speech.
36.Mum’s the word: To keep quiet. To say nothing.
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37.Nest Egg: Savings set aside for future use.
38.Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You: Don’t hurt anyone that helps you.
39.New kid on the block: Someone new to the group or area.
40.New York Minute: A minute that seems to go by quickly, especially in a fast paced environment.
41.No Dice: To not agree. To not accept a proposition.
42.No Room to Swing a Cat: An unsually small or confined space.
43.Not Playing With a Full Deck: Someone who lacks intelligence.
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44.Off On The Wrong Foot: Getting a bad start on a relationship or task.
45.Off The Hook: No longer have to deal with a tough situation.
46.Off the Record: Something said in confidence that the one speaking doesn’t want attributed to him/her.
47.On Pins And Needles: Anxious or nervous, especially in anticipation of something.
48.On The Fence: Undecided.
49.On The Same Page: When multiple people all agree on the same thing.
50.Out Of The Blue: Something that suddenly and unexpectedly occurs.
51.Out On A Limb: When someone puts themself in a risky situation.
52.Out On The Town: To enjoy yourself by going out.
53.Over My Dead Body: When you absolutely will not allow something to happen.
54.Over the Top: Very excessive.
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55.Pass The Buck: Avoid responsibility by giving it to someone else.
56.Pedal to the metal: To go full speed, especially while driving a vehicle.
57.Peeping Tom: Someone who observes people in the nude or sexually active people, mainly for his own gratification.
58.Pick up your ears: To listen very carefully.
59.Pig In A Poke: A deal that is made without first examining it.
60.Pig Out : To eat alot and eat it quickly.
61.Pipe Down: To shut-up or be quiet.
62.Practice Makes Perfect: By constantly practicing, you will become better.
63.Pull the plug: To stop something. To bring something to an end.
64.Pulling Your Leg: Tricking someone as a joke.
65.Put a sock in it: To tell noisy person or a group to be quiet.
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66.Queer the pitch: Destroy or ruin a plan.