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Some action verb idioms
Kick a habit
To kick a habit is to stop doing something habitual. This is an idiom usually used with smoking and drinking.
It is high time you kicked your smoking habit.
Another idiom that has similar meanings is Ďkick the buttí.
He is struggling hard to kick the butt. (= He is struggling hard to quit smoking.)
Kiss something goodbye
to kiss something goodbye is to forget it; to end something
We were arguing all the time, so I felt that it was time we kissed our relationship goodbye.
Drop a line
to drop a line is to stay in contact, usually by mail
If you need my help, just drop me a line.
Climb the wall
to climb the wall is to become extremely impatient, excited or agitated
She is climbing the wall waiting to hear from her daughter.
Blow someoneís lid
to blow oneís lid is to become very angry
Johnís father blew his lid when he heard about his sonís drinking habits.
Drop a bundle
to drop a bundle is to spend a lot of money
Peter has just bought a luxury apartment. I am sure he has dropped a bundle.
become very sad or depressed; when businesses hit bottom, they make loss
Our profits have hit bottom. This is our worst year ever.
Bite the bullet
to bite the bullet is to accept something difficult and try to live with it
Although Jim lost one leg in the accident, he didnít lose hope. He just bit the bullet and learned to live with it.
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