VOCABULARY - IDIOMS


Idiomatic Expressions - List in Alphabetical Order


idioms

List of idioms in alphabetical order

A list of idioms arranged in alphabetical order (with definitions and examples.) For a list arranged in categories, click here


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A list of English idioms with definitions and examples:

quake in one's boots
To be frightened, scared, or nervous.

The thought of climbing that high had him quaking in his boots.

Category | clothes

question of time
(also a matter of time) said about something that will surely happen.

The criminal will be arrested. It's just a question of time.

Category | time

quick as a wink
The phrase (as) quick as a wink is an idiomatic expression that means very quickly.

Other variations of the idiom are:



  • (as)quick as a flash;

  • (as)quick as lightning;

  • (as)swift as lightning.




He stole his wallet as quick as a wink.

Please allow me five minutes of your time, I don't think you will be disappointed. I will finish the work as quick as lightening.


Category | time

quick one
to have a drink before going somewhere.

Let's have a quick one before we go to work.

Category | numbers

quote a price
state in advance the price for...

The mason quoted a price of 500$ to fix the roof of my house.

Category | money

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