Idioms beginning with W
- warn off
- warn someone off Meaning: inform someone forcefully to stay at a distance to advise someone to refrain from some activities because of involved risks or other reasons to ... Read on
- wash dirty linen in public
- wash dirty linen in public Meaning: discuss publicly matters that one should keep private to discuss in public one’s private scandals, disagreements, or difficulties to unveil private problems ... Read on
- well-to-do Meaning: – rich and of good social status – having plenty of money and possessions – in favorable circumstances – in fortunate circumstances financially Well-to-do Synonyms: wealthy, ... Read on
- win the day
- win the day Meaning: win a war or a fight or competition etc. Example: The opposition win the day in the debate over the judge’s impeachment.
- wouldn’t dream of
- wouldn’t dream of Meaning: not occur to one, not consider. Example: Even if it were lying on my desk, I wouldn’t dream of taking another person’s money.
- shed, weep crocodile tears
- shed (or weep) crocodile tears Meaning: show sadness that is not sincere, fake cry. Example: She deceived him when he lost everything in his life, now again when ... Read on
- wrap in cotton wool
- wrap in cotton wool Meaning: protect somebody too much without allowing them to be independent enough. Example: The mother wrapped the child up in cotton wool as if ... Read on
- when the chips are down
- when the chips are down Meaning: when a situation is urgent or desperate. Example: She’s the person you would like to have around when the chips are down.
- work like a beaver
- work like a beaver Meaning: work very energetically and hard. Example: Ahead of the Diwali festival, she worked like a beaver to clean out all the closets.
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