A hot potato. – Talk often about a topic that many people talk about.
A penny for your thoughts. – A way of asking for an opinion, or asking someone what they are thinking.
Actions speak louder than words. – He really doesn’t need an explanation. It is used when we want to say that people’s intentions are judged better by deeds, not by words.
Add insult to injury. – To make matters worse.
An arm and a leg. – When it comes to something very expensive, expensive. A large sum of money.
At the drop of a hat. – Without hesitation. Immediate.
Back to the drawing board. – When an attempt fails and must be started again.
Ball is in your court. – It’s up to you to make the next decision, to take the next step.
Barking up the wrong tree. – To look in the wrong direction, or to accuse an innocent person.
Be glad to see the back of. – To be happy when a person leaves.
Beat around the bush. – Avoid the subject, do not talk directly about a problem.
Best of both worlds. – To have all the advantages.
Best thing since sliced bread. – A good invention or innovation. A good idea or a good plan.
Bite off more than you can chew. – Taking a much too heavy / heavy task.
Blessing in disguise. – Something good that is not recognized at first.
Burn the midnight oil. – Working until late at night alludes to the time when there was no electricity.
Can’t judge a book by its cover. – We can’t judge something or someone by appearances.
Caught between two stools. – When someone finds it difficult to choose between two alternatives.
Cross that bridge when you come to it. – Face a problem only when necessary, not before.
Cry over spilt milk. – When you complain about a loss from the past.
Curiosity killed the cat. – Being indiscreet you can get into unpleasant situations.
Cut corners. – When something is done wrong, in order to save money.
Cut the mustard. – Succeed; be the right person to compete or participate.
Devil’s Advocate. – When a contrary argument is presented.
Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched. – This idiom is used to express, “Don’t make plans for something that might not happen.”
Don’t give up the day job. – When you’re not very good at something.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. – Does this sound like a replica of the movie Maverick? 🙂 It refers to not putting all resources in one possibility.
Drastic times call for drastic measures. – When you are very desperate and have to take drastic action.
Elvis has left the building. – The show is over.
Every cloud has a silver lining. – Be optimistic, even difficult times lead to better days.
Feel a bit under the weather. – Feeling a little sick.
Give the benefit of the doubt. – To believe someone’s statement without proof presented.
Hear it on the grapevine. – To hear rumors about something or someone.
Hit the nail on the head. – Doing or saying something right.
Hit the sack / sheets / hay. – Going to bed.
In the heat of the moment. – Overwhelmed by what is happening.
It takes two to tango. – More than one person is needed to communicate, or take a certain action.
Jump on the bandwagon. – Join a popular trend or activity.
Keep something at bay. – Keep something away.
Kill two birds with one stone. – Do two different things at the same time.
Last straw. – The last problem in a series of problems.
Let sleeping dogs lie. – Do not disturb a certain situation, as it may result in certain problems.
Let the cat out of the bag. – Share information that has already been revealed.
Make a long story short. – Go to the subject, leave the details.
Method to my madness. 0Even if the approach to the problem seems random, it is already thought out.
Miss the boat. -It is used when we want to say that someone missed a chance.
Not a spark of decency. -No manners.
Not playing with a full deck. -Someone not very smart.
Off one’s rocker. -A crazy person, out of his mind, or in a confused state.
On the ball. -When someone understands the situation well.