200 Idiom Examples and Definition in English
Official or bureaucratic tasks
To be yellow
To be cowardly
To see red
To be very angry
Black and blue
Describe something that is badly bruised
The perfect chance
Have the blues
Be sad or depressed
A person who is a disgrace to a family or group
Keep an eye on
Take care of, watch in order to protect
Joined at the hip
To be exceptionally close to someone
Pat on the back
Recognition or a thank-you
See eye to eye
On the nose
Precisely, at an exact time
A sight for sore eyes
Someone that you’re pleased to see
Cost an arm and a leg
Be very expensive
Two heads are better than one
My son, don’t forget; Two heads are better than one
Learn the ropes
It didn’t take her new assistant long to learn the ropes.
Doing your homework
You can’t play game any more until you do your homework!
Under one’s belt
She has almost a year as minister under her belt.
Pick his brain
You should pick Mary’s brain sometime; she knows all about math.
Be common knowledge
It’s common knowledge that she is a beautiful girl.
As far as anyone knows
As far as anyone knows, this is the last of the great herds of buffalo.
Knowledge is power
In this situation, knowledge is power.