Idioms and idiomatic expressions
FEEL BLUE To feel blue means to have feelings of deep sadness or depression.
ON A SHOESTRING If you do something on a shoestring, you do it with very little money.
idiom of the week: BAD HAIR DAY Originating as a humorous comment about one's hair being unmanageable, this term has broadened to mean 'a day when everything seems to go wrong'.
to have itchy feet A person who has itchy feet is someone who finds it difficult to stay in one place and likes to travel and discover new places.
DRIVE UP THE WALL If somebody or something drives you up the wall, they do something that greatly annoys or irritates you.
RAINDROP IN THE DROUGHT When someone is waiting for a raindrop in the drought, they are waiting and hoping for something that has little chance of happening.
WEAR MANY HATS Someone who wears many hats has to do many different types of tasks or play a variety of roles.
MAKE HAY WHILE SUN SHINES This expression is used as an encouragement to take advantage of a good situation which may not last.
A HOT POTATO A hot potato is a very sensitive and controversial matter which is difficult to deal with.
Idiom of this week: SNOWED UNDER Someone who is snowed under has so many things to do, usually work, that he is unable to cope with it all.
idiom of the week: THE GLOVES ARE OFF This expression is used when there are signs that a fight is about to start.
idiom of the week BUTTER SB. UP When you butter somebody up, you flatter them or you are very nice to them, especially if you want to obtain something.
FACE THE MUSIC When a person has to face the music, they have to accept the unpleasant consequences of their actions.
idiom of the week: AS CLEAR AS A BELL = very clear, as with the sound of a bell
idiom of the week: DIE WITH ONE´S BOOTS ON
BELOW THE BELT An action or remark described as below the belt is considered to be unfair or cruel.