General Idioms

Close but no cigar
Meaning: close but failed at the end

Stay on track
Meaning: to stay focused on the goal

Get on the ball
Meaning: to get focused on the goal

Take it easy
Meaning: calm down

Beating around the bush
Meaning: not discussing what is important/procrastinating

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

Break a leg
Meaning: wishing someone to do well/ good luck

Get out of town
Meaning: I don't believe you

Laid back
Meaning: relaxed

Rally the troops
Meaning: to gather friends together

Idioms by Category


Take him out of the picture
Meaning remove him from the situation

Take it easy
Meaning calm down

That’s tight
Meaning that’s awesome

The last straw
Meaning the last thing that causes everything to fail

The stars have aligned
Meaning the moment is right

Throw an idea around
Meaning casually suggest an idea

Time flies
Meaning time passes by fast

To touch base
Meaning to contact someone

Up a creek without a paddle
Meaning in a bad situation

What’s up?
Meaning How are you?

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