Stupid Idioms

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Theyre Stupidand Boring D:


 
  
Created Mar 17, 2009
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1
to eat humble pie
 
to admit your error and apologize
2
a pig in a poke
 
poor purchase, a blind item, an item you nvr saw, disappointment
3
a flash in the pan
 
promising at the start but then disappointing
4
to pour oil on troubled waters
 
to make peaces, to calm someone down
5
to sword of Damocles
 
any imminent danger
6
to carry the day
 
to win the approval of the majority
7
Skid Row
 
disreputable part of town, inhabited bt derelicts and people
8
to go up in smoke
 
to come to no practical result
9
crocodile tears
 
insincere tears
10
Pyrrhic victory
 
a too costly victory
11
a wet blanket
 
one who spoils the fun
12
to beard the lion in his den
 
to visit and oppose a person on his own grounds
13
to throw down the gauntlet
 
to challenge someone
14
feeling no pain
 
drunk
15
Hobson's choice
 
to have no choice at all
16
to rule the roost
 
to be in charge, to be master
17
stock in trade
 
the goods, tools, and other requisites of a profession
18
to take down a peg
 
to take the conceit out of a braggart
19
to pass the buck
 
to evade responsibility
20
to lionize a person
 
to make a big fuss over someone
21
I'm from Missouri
 
must see to believe, one who is not easily convinced
22
red-letter day
 
day of happiness, time for rejoicing
23
thumbs down
 
signal of rejections
24
to let the sleeping dogs lie
 
to let well enough alone, to avoid stirring up old hostilities
25
cause celebre
 
a famous law case/controversy
26
one swallow does not make a summer
 
don't jump to conclusions based on incomplete evidence
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a bitter pill to swallow
 
a humiliating defeat
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an ax to grind
 
having a selfish motive in the background


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