Idioms – K
Here are some common idiomatic expressions in English.
To keep from doing something is to avoid doing it.
To keep on is to continue to do something.
Keep up with
To keep up with someone is to move at the same rate as them.
Keep up with the Joneses
To keep up with the Joneses is to try hard not to be outdone by your friends or relatives.
Kick the bucket
To kick the bucket is to die.
A kick in the teeth
A kick in the teeth is a major setback.
Kick someone out
To kick someone out is to force them to leave.
Knock something off
To knock something off is to produce a work quickly and easily.
Knock someone out
To knock someone out is to make them unconscious.
A rap on the knuckles / a rap over the knuckles
A rap on the knuckles is a reprimand.
The last word
The most advanced example of something or the final statement on a subject.
- Her palatial home is the last word in luxury.
To the last
To the last means ‘up to the final moment’.
- They fought to the last.
Have the last laugh
You have the last laugh when you are eventually proved to be right.
Lay down the law
To lay down the law is to issue instructions in an authoritarian way.