Idioms beginning with A

A bit of fluff

A bit of fluff is an attractive woman.

  • He was spotted yesterday with a bit of fluff.

A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air is a person or thing that brings about a change that feels good.

  • The advertising industry needs a breath of fresh air.
  • My niece is so lovely and cheerful. She is like a breath of fresh air.

A clean bill of health

When the doctor gives you a clean bill of health, they are stating that you are healthy and in good condition.

  • The doctor gave him a clean bill of health.

A dime’s worth

If something is a dime’s worth, its value is insignificant.

  • Why is he hogging all the limelight? He only made a dime’s worth of contribution to the project.

A fact of life

If something is a fact of life, it is an unpleasant reality that you cannot change.

  • Substance abuse among teens has become a fact of life.

A fool and his money are soon parted

This expression is used to mean that stupid people spend too much money without thinking about its consequences and lose their wealth soon enough.

  • He leads a lavish lifestyle. I won’t be surprised if he becomes a pauper soon. After all, a fool and his money are soon parted.

A life-saver

This expression is used to mean something or someone that saves you in a difficult situation.

  • I am in a difficult situation. Can you throw a life-saver?

A little bird told me

Use this expression when you don’t want to reveal the source of information.

  • ‘How did you know that we are getting married?’ ‘A little bird told me.’

A lost ball in the weeds

If someone is a lost ball in the weeds, they are totally confused or lost.

  • He is a lost ball in the weeds. I don’t think that he will be able to solve this problem.

 

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