☞ Dark Horse:

One who was previously unknown and is now prominent.

☞ Dead Ringer:

100% identical. A duplicate.

☞ Devil's Advocate:

Someone who takes a position for the sake of argument without believing in that particular side of the arguement. It can also mean one who presents a counter argument for a position they do believe in, to another debater.

☞ Dog Days of Summer:

The hottest days of the summer season.

☞ Don't count your chickens before they hatch:

Don't rely on it until your sure of it.

☞ Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth:

When someone gives you a gift, don't be ungrateful.

☞ Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket:

Do not put all your resources in one possibility.

☞ Doozy:

Something outstanding.

☞ Down To The Wire:

Something that ends at the last minute or last few seconds.

☞ Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures:

When you are extremely desperate you need to take extremely desperate actions.

☞ Drink like a fish:

To drink very heavily.

☞ Drive someone up the wall:

To irritate and/or annoy very much.

☞ Dropping Like Flies:

A large number of people either falling ill or dying.

☞ Dry Run:



☞ Eighty Six:

A certain item is no longer available. Or this idiom can also mean, to throw away.

☞ Elvis has left the building:

The show has come to an end. It's all over.

☞ Ethnic Cleansing:

Killing of a certain ethnic or religious group on a massive scale.

☞ Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining:

Be optomistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.

☞ Everything But The Kitchen Sink:

Almost everything and anything has been included.

☞ Excuse my French:

Please forgive me for cussing.


☞ Feeding Frenzy:

An aggressive attack on someone by a group.

☞ Field Day:

An enjoyable day or circumstance.

☞ Finding Your Feet:

To become more comfortable in whatever you are doing.

☞ Finger lickin' good:

A very tasty food or meal.

☞ Fixed In Your Ways:

Not willing or wanting to change from your normal way of doing something.

☞ Flash In The Pan:

Something that shows potential or looks promising in the beginning but fails to deliver anything in the end.

☞ Flea Market:

A swap meet. A place where people gather to buy and sell inexpensive goods.

☞ Flesh and Blood:

This idiom can mean living material of which people are made of, or it can refer to someone's family.

☞ Flip The Bird:

To raise your middle finger at someone.

☞ Foam at the Mouth:

To be enraged and show it.

☞ Fools' Gold:

Iron pyrites, a worthless rock that resembles real gold.

☞ French Kiss:

An open mouth kiss where tongues touch.

☞ From Rags To Riches:

To go from being very poor to being very wealthy.

☞ Fuddy-duddy:

An old-fashioned and foolish type of person.

☞ Full Monty:

This idiom can mean either, "the whole thing" or "completely nude".

☞ Funny Farm:

A mental institutional facility.


☞ Get Down to Brass Tacks:

To become serious about something.

☞ Get Over It:

To move beyond something that is bothering you.

☞ Get Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed:

Someone who is having a horrible day.

☞ Get Your Walking Papers:

Get fired from a job.

☞ Give Him The Slip:

To get away from. To escape.

☞ Go Down Like A Lead Balloon:

To be received badly by an audience.

☞ Go For Broke:

To gamble everything you have.

☞ Go Out On A Limb:

Put yourself in a tough position in order to support someone/something.

☞ Go The Extra Mile:

Going above and beyond whatever is required for the task at hand.

☞ Good Samaritan:

Someone who helps others when they are in need, with no discussion for compensation, and no thought of a reward.

☞ Graveyard Shift:

Working hours from about 12:00 am to 8:00 am. The time of the day when most other people are sleeping.

☞ Great Minds Think Alike:

Intelligent people think like each other.

☞ Green Room:

The waiting room, especially for those who are about to go on a tv or radio show.

☞ Gut Feeling:

A personal intuition you get, especially when feel something may not be right.


☞ Haste Makes Waste:

Quickly doing things results in a poor ending.

☞ Hat Trick:

When one player scores three goals in the same hockey game. This idiom can also mean three scores in any other sport, such as 3 homeruns, 3 touchdowns, 3 soccer goals, etc.

☞ Have an Axe to Grind:

To have a dispute with someone.

☞ He Lost His Head:

Angry and overcome by emotions.

☞ Head Over Heels:

Very excited and/or joyful, especially when in love.

☞ Hell in a Handbasket:

Deteriorating and headed for complete disaster.

☞ High Five:

Slapping palms above each others heads as celebration gesture.

☞ High on the Hog:

Living in Luxury.

☞ Hit The Books:

To study, especially for a test or exam.

☞ Hit The Hay:

Go to bed or go to sleep.

☞ Hit The Nail on the Head:

Do something exactly right or say something exactly right.

☞ Hit The Sack:

Go to bed or go to sleep.

☞ Hocus Pocus:

In general, a term used in magic or trickery.

☞ Hold Your Horses:

Be patient.

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