Want to add more spice to your writing ? Here are some more idiomatic expressions that will make your piece piquant and exciting.
|Make a pig of oneself||to eat too much, too fast or too noisily||Please don’t embarrass me by making a pig of yourself in the party.|
|Leave someone high and dry||To leave someone helpless.||All the children ran away and left Billy high and dry to take the blame for the broken window.|
|Latch Onto||To become closely connected to someone or something,
Get hold or grasp of something
|More and more countries latched onto computer technology as an important tool for development.
Carol quickly latched on to how the sewing machine works
|Rub the wrong way||To irritate||He rubbed many people in his office the wrong way by his cockiness.|
|Go hell for leather||To go somewhere or do something very quickly.||He was going hell for leather to go to his school as he was already late.|
|Have one’s moment in the sun||A brief instance in which an otherwise obscure, unremarkable, or humble person draws attention.||That band got their moment in the sun during the 70s|
|Bend over backwards||to work very hard to accomplish something for someone
to try very hard to do something, especially to help or please someone else
|He will bend over backwards to help you.
The government is bending over backwards to garner people’s support.
|Drive up the wall||To annoy or irritate someone||All his talk about moving to California nearly drove me up the wall.|
|Bend someone’s ear||To talk to someone perhaps annoyingly||Jake has been bending Jill’s ears for over an hour.|
|Fend/shift for oneself||To take care and provide for one’s own self ,instead of depending on others.||Jim’s parents do not have to worry about Jim. He is very good at fending/shifting for oneself.|
|Duck and cover||To dodge a difficult issue or a question.||The candidate’s first reaction to the questions from the opposition was to duck and cover.|
|fight tooth and nail||To fight with the ferocity and intensity of an animal, using all one’s resources.||The NGO workers fought tooth and nail for the oppressed to get their land back from the crooked landlords.|
|tongue in cheek||if you say something as tongue and cheek, you say it as a joke, although it might seem serious.||“I am always the one who is responsible for anything bad that happens in Indian cricket”,Dhoni gave a tongue-in-cheek reply to a question at the post-match press conference after India suffered the ignominy of their first ever series defeat against Bangladesh.|
|hold one’s horse||To wait for a moment||Please hold your horses before disregarding my idea. Let me explain you the benefits.|
|make no bones about||To make no bones about something means to say something in a way that leaves no doubt, or to have no objection to it, to say something frankly and directly.||He made no bones about his constant failure at his job.|
|love you to the moon and back||love you more than anything.||I love you to the moon and back.|
|make ends meet||Manage so that one’s financial means are enough for one’s needs||On that salary Enid had trouble making ends meet.|