Idiom bite off more than you can chew Definition to try to do many things at the same time Example He’s found a job in a bar in the evening as well as a day job. It won’t last long – I think he’s bitten off more than he can chew.Read more
Explanation and examples of English idioms.
Idiom beat around the bush Definition to not get to the point Example Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you really think.Read more
Idiom back to the wall Definition to be in a difficult situation Example I wanted to help but I had my back to the wall and I couldn’t do anything.Read more
Idiom a stitch in time saves nine Definition if you do a little work now it will save a lot of work in the fututre Example If you don’t organise your notes after every lesson you will have a lot of work to do at the end of the year. A stitch in time saves nine. See also: English Idioms […]Read more
Idiom a drop in the ocean Definition it’s such a big issue that this will have very little effect Example I always try to give money to charity but sometimes I feel it is just a drop in the ocean. See also: English Idioms – a stitch in time saves nine English Idioms – a bird in the hand is […]Read more
Idiom a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush Definition it’s better to accept what you have now than dream about something which might never happen Example He says that if we go to Saudi Arabia we could find a job which pays three times as much. But what if we don’t find a job? A bird […]Read more