General Idioms

Hang on a second
Meaning: wait for a moment

To touch base
Meaning: to contact someone

A blessing in disguise
Meaning: seems bad, but it's actually good

Can’t stand (something)
Meaning: to dislike something

The stars have aligned
Meaning: the moment is right

Inside scoop
Meaning: the details

Big task on your hand
Meaning: having something important to finish

I was knocked on my heels
Meaning: I was surprised

Pull the plug
Meaning: to end something/someone

Hands down
Meaning: for certain the right answer

Idioms by Category


In the bag
Meaning will definitely happen

In the nick of time
Meaning when something happens at the last possible moment

Inside scoop
Meaning the details

It’s all flooding back to me
Meaning beginning to remember something you once forgot

Kick the bucket
Meaning to die/no longer work

Kill two birds with one stone
Meaning accomplish two things at once

Laid back
Meaning relaxed

Last shot
Meaning Last chance

Leading someone on
Meaning having someone believe something that isn't true

Lend a hand
Meaning help someone out

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