Everyday Idioms

  • A grey area - Something unclear

  • A rip-off - Too expensive

  • Add fuel to the fire - To add more to an existing problem

  • As easy as ABC - Something is very easy

  • Call it a day - Time to quit

  • Cool as a cucumber - To be very calm under stress

  • Crack a book - Open up a book and study

  • Down to the wire - At the last minute

  • Draw a blank - Can't remember

  • Fill in the blanks - Provide more information

  • Get a kick out of it - Really enjoy/like something

  • Get your act together - Behave properly

  • Give it a shot - To try to do something

  • Have mixed feelings - Be unsure of how you feel

  • Have second thoughts - Have doubts

  • In hot water - Be in trouble

  • In the same boat - Be in the same situation

  • It's in the bag - It's a certainty

  • I've got your number - To say you can't be fooled by someone since you have them figured out

  • Miss the boat - You missed your chance

  • Mumbo jumbo - To call something total nonsense

  • Out of the blue - With no warning

  • Pass with flying colors - To succeed at something easily

  • Piece of cake - Something very easy

  • Read between the lines - Find the hidden meaning

  • Second to none - The best

  • The icing on the cake - Something additional that turns good into great