Idioms

What’s ‘Big fish in a small pond’?

The phrases are often used to convey the degree of ambition a person holds.
Those with wider ambitions swim among the more numerous but relatively less influential ‘small fish’.

What does “like herding cats” mean?

The phrase herding cats comes from the common saying that something involving coordination of many different groups or people is as difficult as herding cats.

An idiom denoting a futile attempt to control or organize a class of entities which are inherently uncontrollable – as in the difficulty of attempting to command a large number of cats into a group (herd).

Idiom: Mumbo Jumbo

Idiom: Mumbo Jumbo

Nonsense or meaningless speech.

Unnecessarily involved and incomprehensible language.

Idiom: Loose Cannon

Idiom: Loose Cannon

Loose Cannon:
Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check.

Idiom: Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer:
The hottest days of the summer season.

Idiom: Buy A Lemon

Idiom: Buy A Lemon

Buy A Lemon:
To purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems or stops running after you drive it away.

Idiom: Let Bygones Be Bygones

Let Bygones Be Bygones:
To forget about a disagreement or argument.
Forgive someone for something he or she did in the past.

Idiom: Tongue-in-cheek

Tongue-in-cheek

The tongue-in-cheek figure of speech is used to imply that a statement or other production is humorously or otherwise not seriously intended.

Idiom: Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

Don’t Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth:
When someone gives you a gift, don’t be ungrateful.

Idiom: Level playing field

Level playing field

Level playing field:
A fair competition where no side has an advantage.

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