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Idioms

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Here you can find some idioms and their meanings:

Achilles’ heel A metaphor for a fatal weakness in spite of overall strength.
All ears Listening intently; fully focused or awaiting an explanation.
Barking up the wrong tree Looking in the wrong place.
A bitter pill A situation or information that is unpleasant but must be accepted.
A dime a dozen Anything that is common, inexpensive, and easy to get or available any where.
Ace in the hole A hidden or secret strength, or unrevealed advantage.
Beat around the bush To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally or To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.
Bite the dust Euphemism for dying or death.
Call it a day To declare the end of a task.
Cat nap Short sleep.
Fit as a fiddle In good physical health.
For a song Almost free. Very cheap.
From A to Z Covering a complete range; comprehensively.
Hit the road ” To leave.
Hit the sack ”/sheets/hay To go to bed.
Let the cat out of the bag ” To reveal a secret.
Kick the bucket Euphenism for dying or death.
Piece of cake ” A job, task or other activity that is pleasant – or, by extension, easy or simple.
Pull somebody’s leg To tease or to joke by telling a lie.
Spill the beans Reveal someone’s secret.
Through thick and thin Both good and bad times.
Under the weather Feel sick or poorly
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