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Idioms List with Alphabet C, D, and E

Idioms with Alphabets C, D, and E




 












































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Idioms/PhrasesMeaning
Call a spade a spadeBe outspoken in language
Call atVisit
Call downRequest for
Call forDemand for
Call in questionsChallenges
Call one’s shotsMake intention clear
Call overRecite in order
Call toAddress loudly
Call upRecollect
Called nameAbuse
Called offDivert attention
Called onPaid a brief visit
Called outchallenge to fight
Can't Cut The Mustard :Someone who isn't adequate enough to compete or participate.
Carried offKilled
Carrot and stickReward and punishment
Carry offWin
Carry off of the feetWild with excitement
Cast downDepressed
Cast Iron Stomach:Someone who has no problems, complications or ill effects with eating anything or drinking anything.
Casting aspersionsPassing slanderous remarks
Cat in hell’s chanceNo chance at all
Catch 22Absurd , a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting of dependent conditions
Catch upOvertake
Cave inYield
Charley Horse:Stiffness in the leg / A leg cramp.
Cheek by jowlClose together
Chew someone out:Verbally scold someone.
Chewing the cudsTo muse on, to chat , in an aimless manner
Chip of the old blockResembling one’s parents in habits
Chip on his Shoulder:Angry today about something that occurred in the past.
Chow Down:To eat.
Cine roundRecover
Clean breastConfessed without reserve
Clinched the issueDecided
Clock and daggerLike a spy
Close but no Cigar:To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short.
Close withAccept
Closed withDenied
Cloven offThe evil intention
Cock a snookTo show impudent contempt
Cock and Bull Story:An unbelievable tale.
CocksurePerfectly confident
Cog in the wheelAn important person
Cold bloodUnfeelingly
Come a cropperTo fail
Come aboutHappen
Come acrossMeet accidently
Come atGet within reach
Come byAcquire
Come cap in the handVery humble
Come downDescend
Come down from ivory towersDetachment and seclusion
Come Hell Or High Water:Any difficult situation or obstacle.
Come in forGet, obtain
Come offTake place
Come roundAgreed,recover
Come toAmount to, arrived at
Come to a headTo reach a crisis
Come to a passDifficult situation
Come to the crunchDecisive movement
Come up withOvertake
Cool as cucumberCalm and composed
Crack Someone Up:To make someone laugh.
Cried upExtolled /praised
Cross Your Fingers:To hope that something happens the way you want it to.
Cry downDepreciate
Cry Over Spilt Milk:When you complain about a loss from the past.
Cry Wolf:Intentionally raise a false alarm.
Cup Of Joe:A cup of coffee.
Curiosity Killed The Cat:Being Inquisitive can lead you into a dangerous situation.
Cushy jobFinancial comfortable job
Cut and driedSettled , decided
Cut cornersSimplify the producers
Cut intoInterfere
Cut no iceTo make no effect
Cut no ice with meHad no influence with me
Cut outSuitable
Cut outSuitable
Cut someone deadTo ignore someone totally
Cut the Gordian knotTo perform the difficult task
Cut throughThough
Cut to quickHurt intensely
Cut to the Chase:Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point.
Cuts both endsArgument in support of both sides of the issue
Damocles’ swordAn impending danger
Damp squibAn utter failure
Damp squibComplete failure
Dance attendance uponTo Flatter
Dare devilFearless person
Dark Horse:One who was previously unknown and is now prominent.
Dashed offWrote
Days of reckoningTime to answer for someone’s answer
De, jureRightful , legal
Dead Ringer:100% identical. A duplicate.
Design onTo have plans to exploit or somehow take of someone advantage or something
Devil’s advocateOn who is against the religion
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.
Die awayBecome gradually fainter till inaudible
Die hardPersistent in struggle
Die in harnessDie while still working
Die offDie one by one
Die outDisappear
Dispose ofSell, finish
Do a good turn byDo a favour
Do away withAbolish, get rid of , eliminate
Do something inKill
Dob away withAbolish
Dog Days of Summer:The hottest days of the summer season.
Dog in the managerA person who prevent s others from enjoying what he cannot
Done forRuined
Donkey’s yearAfter a long time
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.
Double dealingDeception
Down and outPoor and ruined
Down in the mouthout of elements
Down To The Wire:Something that ends at the last minute or last few seconds.
Draconian lawExtremely serve law
Drag onProgress very slowly
Drag upEducate , train , etc, very badly
Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures:When you are extremely desperate you need to take extremely desperate actions.
Draw awaySpend time in a lazy way
Draw downAttract
Draw inPull inside
Draw inBecome shorter
Draw offDivert
Draw the long boneExaggerate
Draw upDrafted
Drawn offTo withdraw
Drink like a fish:To drink very heavily.
Drink toWish somebody/something good luck , success or happiness , by raising your glass and then drinking
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:Rehearsal.
Dutch courageBravery under alcoholic influence
Dwell inThink, talk or write about something for too long
Eaten awayCorroded
Egg is eggQuite certainly
Egged onInstigate
Eighty Six:A certain item is no longer available. Or this idiom can also mean, to throw away.
Eke outSupplement income
Elbow greaseHard work
Elbow roomRoom on opportunity to move and act freely
Elvis has left the building:The show has come to an end. It's all over.
End in smokeTo give no practical result
Enter intoStart, open, begin to discuss or deal with some thing or sympathize with
Ere longShortly
Esprit de corpsUnity
Ethnic Cleansing:Killing of a certain ethnic or religious group on a massive scale.
Ever and anonNow and then , sometimes
Ever and anonFrequently
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining:Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.
Every lecture’s cup of teaWhat one likes and can do well
everyman jackEveryone without exception
Everything But The Kitchen Sink:Almost everything and anything has been included.
Excuse my French:Please forgive me for cussing.
Explain awayShow why one should not be blamed for a fault , mistake etc.
Extinct and obsoleteAs dead as a dodo

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