Category: Idioms

A Red Letter Day

Any day that is very important for some reason can be described as a red-letter day. The day my twins were born was a red-letter day for me and my family. Today is a red-letter day for our cricket...

A Recipe For Disaster

If something is going to cause trouble, you can describe it as a recipe for disaster. Being good friends with your best friend’s ex can be a recipe for disaster. Being overweight and leading a sedentary...

A Ray Of Sunshine

If something (for example, a piece of information) brings happiness to you, you can describe it as a ray of sunshine. New stem cell therapy could offer the much needed ray of sunshine for cancer patients. After...

Pig Out | English Idioms

Pig is one of those animals that are unlikely to invoke any positive sentiments in the mind. The sentence He is a pig can mean two things. It could mean that the person is very dirty....

It’s Your Funeral | English Idioms

The expression it’s your funeral is used to mean that one has to face the consequences of one’s stupid actions. It also implies the speaker’s lack of sympathy and in extreme cases contempt for...

In The Wake Of | English Idioms

You have probably come across this expression while reading newspapers and magazines. It has nothing to do with the act of waking up from sleep. The expression in the wake of simply means after...

Wish Idioms

As you wish This is an expression used for telling someone that they can do whatever they want. ‘Can I stay for another day?’ ‘Of course, as you wish.’ I wish This expression is...

Idiomatic Expressions With Way

Here is a list of idioms and expressions built around the word ‘way’. Each idiom is followed by its meaning and example sentences. All the way When people say that they had to go...