English Idioms

Thanksgiving Idioms

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I’m stuffed.
Eat too much food

Go cold turkey
Fast but unpleasant method of stopping an addictive habit

Count your blessings
To be grateful for the good things in your life

A blessing in disguise
Bad or unlucky but is actually good

Talk turkey
Talk honestly and directly

A Mixed Blessing
A situation that has disadvantages as well as advantages

Gobble Up
To eat something in its entirety very quickly

The Rest Is Gravy
Very easy and straightforward to complete

A gravy train
An easy way of earning a lot of money

Food coma
Feeling of sleepiness experienced after eating too much food

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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