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1A Babe In The WoodsWhat do you know? You are just a babe in the woods
2Have Something Down PatDid you memorize the speech? Reply: I''ve got it down pat.
3A Slap On The WristHe should be in jail for what he did, but he got off with just a slap on the wrist.
4You Can't Please EveryoneJen is quite upset that she did not get the job. Reply: Well, you can't please everyone.
5Method To My MadnessGive me a moment to explain; there is method to my madness.
6A Change Of PaceWhat would you like me to make for dinner? Reply: Let's have sushi, for a change of pace.
7Drastic Times Call For Drastic MeasuresSales have been slow and we had to let go three of our employees; drastic times call for drastic measures.
8Keep A Stiff Upper LipNo matter what happens, I want you to keep a stiff upper lip.
9The Best Of Both WorldsYou can either get up early tomorrow and get a lot of work done, or you can stay out late tonight and have fun with your friends, but you can't have the best of both worlds.
10A Breath Of Fresh AirI love having this new student in my class. His positive attitude is a breath of fresh air.
11The Squeaky Wheel Gets The OilEvery time that baby cries, they just run around and give him whatever he wants. Reply: The squeaky wheel gets the oil.
12The Sky Is The LimitFor people who work hard at this company, the sky's the limit.
13No Pain, No GainTo play at that level, you are going to have to practice all of the time, you know. Reply: No pain, no gain.
14The Writing On The WallAt that point, the writing was on the wall; we all knew the company was going out of business.
15Can't Cut The MustardDid you hear that Williams got fired? Reply: Yes. He couldn't cut the mustard.
16Fixed In Your WaysI tried many different things when I was young, but I'm older now and more fixed in my ways.
17Bend Over BackwardsWe bent over backwards to help him, and he never even thanked us!
18I'd Give My Right Arm For ThatI would give my right arm for a car like that.
19Back The Wrong HorseWho did you bet on in the superbowl? Reply: Arizona. Answer: Ouch. You backed the wrong horse.
20A Chip On Your ShoulderHe lost his game this morning, and now he has a chip on his shoulder.
21A Lost CauseMy uncle Bob fails at everything he does. He is a lost cause.
22If You Can't Beat Them, Join ThemWhen did you change teams? Reply: Hey: If you can't beat them, join them.
23Give Him The SlipQuick- there is a police car behind us; let's give him the slip!
24Lost His HeadI got so angry yesterday. I completely lost my head.
25Under The GunEveryone at the office has been under the gun since this new manager arrived.
26Take A NapEvery day after lunch my grandfather takes a nap.
27Can't Help But Do SomethingWhen she said that, I couldn't help but laugh.
28Crying Over Spilled MilkWe came so close. Really. We almost won that game! Reply: There's no use crying over spilled milk.
29Down To The WireWhat a close race. Reply: It's down to the wire.
30Don't Burn Your BridgesOn his last day on the job he got in a huge fight with his boss. Answer: Why would he want to go burning his bridges like that? Someday he might want to work there again.
31Over My HeadDid you get that last question on the test? Reply: No, it was over my head.
32Take The Bull By The HornsThat was a tough situation. Thanks for taking the bull by the horns.
33A Bird's Eye ViewThis photo, taken from an airplane, gives you a bird's eye view.
34If It's Not One Thing, It's AnotherFirst the car broke down, and now I can't find my keys! If it's not one thing, it's another!
35The Ball Is In Your CourtThe seller has offered us the house for $250,000; the ball is in our court. What should we do?
36What goes around comes aroundWhat goes around, goes around, goes around Comes all the way back aroundกงเกวียนกำเกวียน
37A Bitter Pill To SwallowSpending a week in the psychiatric hospital was a bitter pill to swallow, but Jake really needed to do it.
38Off Again, On AgainWith this rain today, our baseball game has been off again, on again.
39Wear Your Heart On Your SleeveShe is kind of player who never hides how she's feeling. One look at her and you know if she's winning or losing. Reply: She wears her heart on her sleeve.
40Bad Blood Between PeopleMy brother and I haven't spoken since childhood. There is a lot of bad blood between us.
41Doing Your HomeworkJohn is an excellent lawyer. He always does his homework.
42A Bed Of RosesWorking here is no bed of roses.
43Pack A PunchDon't fight with him. He can really pack a punch.
44Set Someone Or Something On FireWhat set him on fire? Reply: I don't know. He's been this way all morning.
45Fair GameRyan is getting out of the car here, so the front seat is fair game.
46Generous To A FaultMy grandfather's was generous to a fault. He gave away all of his money. Reply: But he did help a lot of people.
47To be in good handsอยู่ภายใต้การดูแลหรือคุ้มครองที่ดี
48Protest Too MuchYou do like that girl, don't you? Answer: No! I don't! Not at all! Why do you think so? Reply: You protest too much. #Protest too much comes from Hamlet by William Shakespeare; the Queen speaking: The lady doth protest too much, methinks. (Note: people do not usually use the word methinks when they are speaking English today.) To protest too much is to insist so passionately about something not being true that people suspect the opposite of what you are saying.
49Jump Through HoopsWhy haven't you opened your restaurant yet? Reply: They have us jumping through hoops to get the license.
50Above AverageAre you a very good tennis player? Reply: I'm above average.
51In DisguiseDid that octopus just change color? Reply: Yes. He's in disguise.
52Sleep InI won't be at the early meeting tomorrow. I'm sleeping in.
53A Diamond In The RoughHave you spoken with Jean before? Isn't she a diamond in the rough.
54Great Minds Think AlikeI was just thinking to call you, then the phone rang and it was you calling me. Reply: Great minds think alike.
55Earn One's KeepYou did a lot of work today. Reply: I'm just earning my keep.
56Misery Loves CompanyShe's not happy, so she wants the rest of us to suffer too! Reply: Misery loves company.
57In The DarkDid you understand question number three? Answer: Not at all, I was totally in the dark.
58Take Someone Under One's WingsThis new gal at the office is doing so well, now that Terry has taken her under her wings.
59In The Heat Of The MomentYou never really know for sure what you will do in the heat of the moment.
60Breaking The NewsIt is the goal of every great reporter to break the news.
61Wine And DineHow was your business trip? Answer: Great- they wined and dined us all week.
62Its Anyone's CallWho do you think will win this election? Answer: Its anyone's call.
63Bite Your Head OffI'm sorry you had a bad day, but you don't have to bite my head off.
64The Squeeky Wheel Gets The OilEvery time that baby cries, they just run around and give him whatever he wants. Reply: The squeeky wheel gets the oil.
65You Scratch My Back And I'll Scratch YoursI would really appreciate it if you introduce me to him... You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
66A Case In PointJane called. She will be late for this morning's meeting. Reply: Case in point. We really cannot rely on her.
67Beating A Dead HorseI'd like to talk with you again about what happened. Reply: Oh, come on. Let's not beat a dead horse.
68Second NatureShe started playing the piano when she was very young; now it is like second nature to her.
69Don't Count Your Chickens (Until They've Hatched)Do you think that Bill is going to offer you a promotion this month? Reply: I won't count my chickens until they have hatched.
70Down To EarthYour brother is great. He's so down to earth.
71Down The StreetWhere does your grandmother live? Reply: She's just down the street.
72The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good IntentionsReally, I never meant to hurt anybody... Reply: The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
73Sit In On SomethingDo you mind if I sit in on your class?
74Idle Hands Are The Devil's ToolsMy mother taught me that children should always be kept busy; idle hands are the devil's tools!
75For LifeDid you know that wolves mate for life?
76Lend Me Your EarCould you lend me your ear for a minute? I need to talk with you about something.
77A Blessing In DisguiseWhen I first lost that job, I was upset. But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
78A Standing OfferYou have a standing offer to join us for dinner whenever you like.
79An Axe To GrindTell your brother that I have an axe to grind with him!
80Don't Put All Your Eggs In One BasketMy father is a very careful investor; he never puts all of his eggs in one basket.
81A Dream Come TrueBecoming a movie star was a dream come true.
82Beating A Path To Your DoorI don't see anyone beating a path to your door.
83Before You Know ItEnjoy your freedom! Before you know it, you'll be married and settling down with children.
84A Bundle Of NervesI have to give a speech tomorrow, and I am a bundle of nerves.
85Early To Bed, Early To Rise, Makes A Man Healthy, Wealthy, And WiseAll of his life, my grandfather went to bed early and got up with the sun. Reply: Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.
86Old As The HillsI love your grandfather's house. It's as old as the hills.
87Roll Out The Red CarpetOur most important client will be in town tomorrow, so let's all roll out the red carpet and take him out to dinner.
88Go Sky HighHave you seen the price of milk lately? It has gone sky high.
89Fish For SomethingYou keep asking where I was last night. What are you fishing for?
90If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix ItYou think Tiger Woods should change his golf swing? Are you kidding? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
91Practice Makes PerfectSee how fast you are getting better at the piano? Practice makes perfect.
92Icing On The CakeToday I was promoted to head of the department! And they decided to raise my pay! Answer: Wow! Icing on the cake!
93Take It On The ChinJohn totally attacked her during that presentation, but she just took it on the chin.
94Burning The Candle At Both EndsWould you like to go to a party tonight? Reply: I can't. I'm way too tired. I've been burning the candle at both ends all week.
95People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw StonesLook at that shirt you are wearing! Did you buy that back in the '80s?! Answer: Hey, you're not so young yourself; people who live in glass houses should not throw stones!
96Rome Was Not Built In One DayAre you still working on that same painting? Answer: Hey! Rome was not built in one day!
97Dart In And OutIs Jean around the office? Reply: Yes, she has been darting in and out all day.
98Fresh Out Of SomethingSorry, but we are fresh out of tomatoes.
99All Bark (And No Bite)That new manager threatened to fire me again, but I know he won't do it. He's all bark and no bite.
100The Be All And The End AllYou will have more and better jobs in your career. This company is not the be all and end all.
101Absence Makes The Heart Grow FonderDoes it bother you that your husband goes away on long business trips? Reply: No. The time we have spent apart has been good for us. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
102You Can't Teach An Old Dog New TricksI have been trying to teach my dad to use the computer, but he is never going to get it. Reply: You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
103Neither A Borrower, Nor A Lender Be{from Hamlet by William Shakespeare; Polonius speaking: Neither a borrower, nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend} @Could you lend me twenty dollars? Answer: Sorry, neither a borrower nor a lender be.
104Back To Square OneAfter all that work, they decided not to hire me. Reply: Back to square one.
105The Bottom LineWe have no money left. That is the bottom line.
106Don't Put The Cart Before The HorseHey! First we attach it, then we put on the chains. Don't put the cart before the horse.
107Fair And SquareYou cheated! Reply: I did not! I beat you fair and square.
108Take Off One's Hat To SomeoneNice job on the presentation, Bill. Second person: Yes, Bill. I really take my hat off to you.
109Call It OffHow did your party go? Reply: Oh. We had to call it off.
110Better Late Than NeverHere is my final paper. Sorry it is so late. Reply: Better late than never.
111An Arm And A LegHow much did you pay for that watch? Answer: An arm and a leg.
112Call The RollEveryone be quiet. I'm going to call the roll.
113Join Forces With MeIf we join forces, nothing can stop us.
114A Foregone ConclusionI knew they would lose. It was a foregone conclusion.
115Brushing Up OnAre you going to brush up on your Spanish before you go to Mexico?
116Weather PermittingWe are planning to go to the beach this weekend, weather permitting.
117Falling Flat On Your FaceHow did your first day of class go? Reply: I fell flat on my face.
118Go Back To The Drawing BoardIt looks like my plan to kill the weeds in the garden has failed. Back to the drawing board.
119Off The HookWe've caught you again, but this time you won't get off the hook so easily!
120All Out WarIt used to be they occasionally fired a missile. Now it's all out war.
121Carrying It A Bit Too FarIt is okay to make jokes during class, but you are carrying it a bit too far.
122If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The KitchenI wanted this job at first, but now I don't know if I can handle it. Reply: If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
123Barking Up The Wrong TreeIf you are looking for someone to lend you money, don't talk to me. You're barking up the wrong tree.
124All In The Same BoatWe can't fight against each other. We need to work together. We're all in the same boat!
125Bite Your TongueI wanted to tell her what I really thought of her dress, but I just bit my tongue.
126A Game That Two Can PlayShe told the teacher what I did, but that's a game that two can play.
127You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But You Can't Make It DrinkI told her exactly what to do, but she didn't listen to me. Reply: You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
128Eating Away At YouWhat she said this morning has really been eating away at me.
129For Crying Out LoudShe is a swimsuit model, for crying out loud. Of course they are going to stare at her.
130A Friend In Need Is A Friend IndeedHey buddy, how's it going? You look good. I love your jacket. Do you think you can give me a ride home? Reply: A friend in need is a friend indeed.
131A Big Frog In A Small PondHe's just a big frog in a small pond
132A Taste Of Your Own MedicineDid you see those two people cutting in front of us in line just now? Let's cut in front of them and give them a taste of their own medicine!
133A Big Fish In A Small PondHe's just a big fish in a small pond.
134Fair And Fair AlikePeter is getting two candies but I am only getting one! Answer: You had two candies earlier today, so now you are even; fair and fair alike.
135All In One PieceBe careful. I want you home all in one piece.
136Dry SpellWe've been having quite a dry spell lately; it hasn't rained in over two weeks.
137Making A MistakeI'm not good at cooking because I am too afraid of making a mistake.
138The Straw That Broke The Camel's BackYou broke a lot of rules and we tried to ignore it. But stealing money from us was the straw that broke the camel's back. We're sending you home to your parents.
139Never Been So LuckyI got off the bus in West Seattle, turned around, and you were there. I've never been so lucky.
140I GuessWhy is that dog eating that stick? Reply: He's hungry, I guess.
141Necessity Is The Mother Of InventionYou will find a way to do it. When you have to, you do. Reply: Necessity is the mother of invention.
142Practice What You PreachYou keep telling me how to hit the ball. Why don't you practice what you preach?
143Going Against The GrainWhy can't you just do it the way everyone else does? Why do you always have to go against the grain?
144A Heartbeat AwayIf the president dies, who becomes the new president? Reply: The vice president. He's a heartbeat away from the presidency.
145Crying WolfMom, Dad! Can you come to my room? I think there is something under my bed! Reply: Son, you just go back to bed, and stop crying wolf.
146A Change Of SceneryI just got back from Florida. Reply: That must have been a change of scenery.
147A Penny Saved Is A Penny EarnedYou need to stop wasting money. A penny saved is a penny earned.
148Can I Get A Rain Check?He was going to take me to the park, but it rained, so I got a rain check.
149Back And ForthWhat fun could it be playing tennis? They just hit the ball back and forth all day.
150Pass AwayI was so sorry to to learn that your grandfather passed away.
151Rub Salt In An Old WoundHey- do you remember that time you were giving a speech and you dropped your laptop computer? Answer: Oh please, let's not rub salt in old wounds!
152Take One's TimeYou are going to be late. Why are you taking your time?
153Acknowledge Receipt Of ItAs soon as you get the package, please call me to acknowledge receipt.
154A Chip Off The Old BlockDid you meet Bill's son at the picnic yesterday? He's just like Bill! Reply: He's a chip off the old block.
155An About FaceIf you ever discover that you are walking down a dangerous street, it is best to do an about face and walk in the other direction.
156Have A Green ThumbMy grandmother has a green thumb. You should see her garden.
157Be The Spitting Image Of SomeonePeople say I am the spitting image of my mother.
158Bank On SomethingI will be there. You can bank on it.
159The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side Of The FenceI wish our house were as big as theirs. Reply: The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
160A Hearbeat AwayIf the president dies, who becomes the new president? Reply: The vice president. He's a heartbeat away from the presidency.
161Familiarity Breeds ContemptThose two have been living together for too long. They don't speak a word to each other. Reply: Familiarity breeds contempt.
162A Show Of HandsStudents, lets have a show of hands from everyone who would like to go to the museum.
163Six Of One, A Half Dozen Of The OtherI say she's a stewardess. She says she's a flight attendant. It's six of one, a half-dozen of the other.
164A Case Of Mistaken IdentityAre you sure you are not Don Johnson? Reply: Really, I am not. It must be a case of mistaken identity.
165To Err Is Human, To Forgive DivineI am still angry about what my manager did yesterday! Answer: It is best to just let it go; to err is human, to forgive divine.
166Have A Go At SomethingWould you like to play goalie today? Reply: Sure, I'll have a go at it.
167A Fool And His Money Are Easily PartedHow is it that you left home with 20 dollars but you come home with nothing? A fool and his money are easily parted!
168Back Me UpI told my mom we were at the baseball game last night. Back my up.
169Not A ChanceDo you think you will be able to finish your report by five o'clock today? Answer: Not a chance. I'll be busy in meetings all day.
170Wasting Your BreathYou can tell him not to do it, but you are just wasting your breath. He will do it anyway.
171Sit Up And Take NoticeAfter I read my paper for the class. That is when everyone sat up and took notice.
172No Ifs, Ands, Or Buts About ItYou are going to bed right now. No ifs, ands or buts about it.
173Work Someone OverI heard your brother was robbed. Reply: Yes, and they worked him over before they took his wallet.
174Off One's RockerI've decided I'm going to fight him. Reply: Are you off your rocker? He'll kill you!
175Wet BlanketLet's not bring John to the party. He is such a wet blanket.
176Call The Meeting To OrderEveryone quiet down so we can call this meeting to order.
177Hands DownThat was hands down the best movie I have seen all year.
178Advise Against SomethingDo you recommend that I talk with the boss? Reply: I would advise against it.
179Can't Make Heads Or Tails Out Of Someone Or SomethingI'm looking at your computer program right now, but I can't make heads or tails out of it.
180Forbidden FruitThe boss's daughter may be pretty, but remember that she is forbidden fruit.
181Behind The TimesMy grandfather wears black socks with his shorts. Reply: He is so behind the times.
182Bump IntoI saw you with Jane at the supermarket. Reply: Yes, we just bumped into each other.
183Bear A Grudge Against SomeoneI really do feel bad it happened. Reply: Don't worry. She won't bear a grudge.
184Be Swimming In SomethingDo you have any ketchup left? Reply: We are swimming in it.
185What's The Good Of Something?What's the good of fixing it if it is just going to break again, anyway?
186Be Used To SomethingDoes it bother you that the toilet stops working like that? Reply: No, I'm used to it.
187Bring Home The BaconI go to work every day to bring home the bacon.
188In A PinchTake this 20 dollars. Use it in a pinch.
189Sit Something OutLet's play another game. Reply: I'm going to sit this one out.
190You Can't Judge A Book By Its CoverHe dresses in plain clothes and drives an old car. Who would know he is the richest man in town? Reply: You can't judge a book by its cover.
191A CopycatStop copying my answers. You copycat! (rude)
192Do One's Own ThingMy brother has always been like that. He does his own thing.
193Yield The Right Of WayThe law says that even if the light are green, drivers must yield the right of way to pedestrians.
194Blowing Your Own TrumpetIs Deb still talking about the deal she made? Reply: Yes, she's blowing her own trumpet.
195Paying The PriceIf you drink and drive, you will pay the price.
196What's With Someone?What's with Bob? Reply: His wife left him. Answer: Oh, that's too bad. I could tell something was bothering him.
197Beating Him At His Own GameShe was the star of our school's tennis team, and I still beat her. Reply: You beat her at her own game.
198Weed Someone Or Something OutWe need to find which programs are wasting more money, and weed them out.
199Second RateThat restaurant last night was really second rate. Reply: Oh, that's too bad.
200What's Done Is DoneThe turkey is ruined. What's done is done. Let's just go out to dinner and forget about it.

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