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Idioms/Phrases with Alphabet B

Idioms / Phrases with Alphabet B



 
































































































































































































































































































































































































Idiom/PhraseMeaning
Back
Seat Driver
People who criticize from the
sidelines, much like someone giving unwanted advice from the back seat of a
vehicle to the driver.
Back To
Square One
Having to start all over again.
Back To
The Drawing Board
When an attempt fails and it's
time to start all over.
Back-chatImpertinent/disrespectful
remarks
Backstairs
gossip
Gossip among servants
Backstairs
influence
Underhand means
Bad
blood
Angry feeling
Bad
debts
Unrealisable debts
Bandy
words
To wrangle , to argue
Barking
Up The Wrong Tree:
A mistake made in something you
are trying to achieve.
Bated
breath
In anxiety , expectancy
Be in
the mire
Be in difficulties
Be in
the mire
Be in difficulties
Be offLeave, go, especially in a hurry
Bear
away
Won
Bear
down
Overpower
Bear
hard
Press heavily
Bear in
mind
Remember
Bear outConfirm
Bear outSupport
Bear the
burnt of
To bear the main shock of
Bear upKeep up spirits
Bear
with
Tolerate
Beat A
Dead Horse:
To force an issue that has
already ended.
Beat
down
Persuade to reduce the price
Beat
neck and crop
Completely
Beating
Around The Bush:
Avoiding the main topic. Not
speaking directly about the issue.
Bend
Over Backwards:
Do whatever it takes to help.
Willing to do anything.
Beside
oneself
To feel excessively
Beside
the mark
Irrelevant
Between
A Rock And A Hard Place:
Stuck between two very bad
options.
Beyond
the veil
In the world high above
Bid
defiance
To ignore
Bid fairSeems likely to be
Bids
fair
Seem likely
Big drawA huge attraction
Bird’s
eye view
General view
Bite Off
More Than You Can Chew:
To take on a task that is way to
big.
Bite the
dust
Humiliated
Bite
Your Tongue:
To avoid talking.
Bitten
of more than chew
Trying do to too much
Black oxMisfortune
Black
sheep
An unworthy person
Blind
alley
Unprofitable action
Blood Is
Thicker Than Water:
The family bond is closer than
anything else.
Blow outExtinguish
Blow own
trumpet
To tell other people how good
and successful you are
Blow upExplode , be destroyed by and
explosion
Blown upExaggerated
Blue
blood
An aristocrat
Blue
Moon:
A rare event or occurance.
Blue
stocking
Educated but pedantic lady
Bolt
from the blue
Sudden Sock
Bon
voyage
A good journey for you
Born in
the purple
Born of royal parents
Botch
something up
To mess something up, to do a
bad job of something
Bowled
over
Overwhelmed
Brain
sauce
Wisdom
Bread
and cheese
Simple food
Break A
Leg:
A superstitious way to say 'good
luck' without saying 'good luck', but rather the opposite.
Break
froth
Come out suddenly
Break
the news
To give the bad news
Break
through
Fail to keep
Break
with
Cease to be friendly with
Breath
down the neck
Watch all actions closely
Breathing
down
Watching all actions closely
Bring
down
Humble
Bring
down the house
Receive applause
Bring
home
To emphasise
Bring
off
Rescue
Bring
off
Manage successfully
Bring
out
Highlight
Bring
over
Persuade to change side
Bring
round
Convert
Broken
reed
A frustrated man
Brought
about
Caused
Brought
forward
Adduced
Brought
home
Emphasised
Brought
matters to a head
Create an atmosphere of
confrontation
Brought
out
Published
Brought
to book
To punish
Brought
to light
Disclose
Brought
up
Criticised vehemently
Brought
up
reared
Brow
beat
To bully
Burn the
candle a both end
Overtaxing his energies
Burning
question
A widely debated issue
Burnt
his boats
Left no means of retreat
Burst inInterrupt
Buy A
Lemon:
To purchase a vehicle that
constantly gives problems or stops running after you drive it away.
By dint
of
By force of
By the
rule of thumb
By practical experience which is
rather rough
By the
skin of one’s teeth
Only just
By
virtue of
On account of

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