Idioms July Series: Learn a new idiom every day

If improving English is one of your resolutions for 2019, you are at the right place. Bookmark our site www.addicted2learn.com to read and learn Idioms every day. In this Idioms July Series learn a new collection of Idioms that are updated every day.

Idioms July Series: Learn idioms every day
Idioms July Series: Learn idioms every day

Idioms July Series: July 31

As pleased as punch

Meaning: to feel a great sense of delight; Happy, satisfied and pleased.

Example Sentence: After learning vocabulary and idioms on addicted2learn, any student appearing for GRE or TOEFL exam will walk out of the exam as pleased as punch.

 Idioms July Series: as pleased as punch.
Idioms July Series: as pleased as punch.

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And that’s a wrap for July! Here’s the link to August series: Idioms August Series: Learn a new idiom every day


July 30

Bow and scrape

Meaning: To show too much politeness to an influential/powerful person with an objective of attaining something from them.

Example Sentence: The salesman in the mall was bowing and scraping the customers to influence them to buy their products.

 Idioms July Series: Bow and scrape.
Idioms July Series: Bow and scrape.

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July 29.

Keep someone at arm’s length:

Meaning: To avoid maintaining a close relationship with someone to protect yourself.

Example Sentence: Jack always keeps his colleagues at arm’s length so as to prevent them from intruding into his personal life.

Idioms July Series:  Keep someone at arm's length
Idioms July Series: Keep someone at arm’s length

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July 28

Talk shop

Meaning: Talking about job or business in a social situation with someone you work with, and make the conversation boring for others.

Example Sentence: I would not prefer going out with my office colleagues because we might engage ourselves talking shop.

 Idioms July Series: Talking shop.
Idioms July Series: Talking shop.

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July 27

Take a rain check (on something)

Meaning: Refusing or declining an invitation or a proposal at the moment but keeping it open for future acceptances.

Example Sentence: ‘Would you like to collaborate with us ?’ ‘Can I take a rain check? – I am already collaborating with a brand this month.’

Idioms July Series:  Take a rain check
Idioms July Series: Take a rain check

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July 26

Good and proper

Meaning: Acceptable, appropriate, proper or suitable behavior in a social atmosphere.

Example Sentence: Don’t interrupt someone when they are speaking or making their point – that’s not good and proper behavior.

Idioms July Series: Good and proper
Idioms July Series: Good and proper

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July 25

Idioms July series: Be on a roll

Meaning: Having a prolonged duration of success; making great progress or having a series of successes.

Example Sentence: Three blockbusters in a row? Wow! That actor is really on a roll.

Be on a roll
Be on a roll

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July 24

Put in your two pennyworth

Meaning: To share or give your opinion about something to someone whether or not they are willing to take or accept it.

Example Sentence: Why do you always have to put in your two pennyworth even though you are aware of the fact that nobody listens to you.

Idioms July series: Put in your two pennyworth.
Idioms July series: Put in your two pennyworth.

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July 23

To be in clover

Meaning: To be able to live a luxurious and comfortable life.

Example Sentence: Initially Tim struggled to make a fortune and now he is in clover.

 Idioms July series: To be in clover
Idioms July series: To be in clover

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July 22

A man of few words

Meaning: Someone who doesn’t speak too much; A reserved person; reticent and quiet person.

Example Sentence: Though John is a man of few words, he is direct and gets to the point.

A man of few words.
A man of few words.

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July 21

Be as clean as a whistle

Meaning: Neat and clean; It can also mean to describe someone who is honest and well-behaved.

Example Sentence: The classroom needs to be as clean as a whistle before the principal arrives.

 Idioms July series: Be as clean as a whistle
Idioms July series: Be as clean as a whistle

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July 20

Idioms July series: Be a barrel of laughs.

Meaning: Be fun-loving, enjoyable, entertaining.

Example Sentence: We really enjoyed the standup comedy. It was a real barrel of laughs.

Be a barrel of laughs.
Be a barrel of laughs.

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July 19

Shrinking Violet

Meaning: The phrase is used to describe a shy person who doesn’t enjoy attention from others; Shy and introvert person.

Example Sentence: Tanya is no shrinking violet when it comes to expressing her personal opinions.

 Idioms July series: Shrinking Violet.
Idioms July series: Shrinking Violet.

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July 18

A license to print money

Meaning: An activity, business model, or a company that can easily generate a lot of money without much effort.

Example Sentence: Most of the advertising companies are just a license to print money.

Idioms July series: A license to print money
Idioms July series: A license to print money

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July 17

Catch a snooze

Meaning: An inclination to sleep or take a nap for a short duration mostly during a journey.

Example Sentence: Jessica prefers a bus over her vehicle because she gets a chance to catch a snooze on the way to the office.

  Idioms July Series:  Catch a snooze.
Idioms July Series: Catch a snooze.

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July 16

Grammar Nazi

Meaning: Someone whose only job is to criticize others for their errors in language, spelling, and grammar.

Example Sentence: Tim is such a Grammar Nazi. He always keeps correcting my grammar.

Grammar Nazi
Grammar Nazi

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July 15

Idioms July: Chin Music

Meaning: Talking, chattering, or Conversations that are usually distracting.

Example Sentence: When Tim and Tom get together, remember there will be plenty of chin music.

 Idioms July Series:  Chin Music
Idioms July Series: Chin Music

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July 14

Idioms July series: Act high and mighty

Meaning: To act haughty; order people around; look down on others.

Example Sentence: Though Tom is inexperienced in teaching, he acts high and mighty with his colleagues and students.

Act high and mighty
Act high and mighty

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July 13

Nutty as fruitcakes

Meaning: It is used to describe someone who is crazy and strange often humorously.

Example Sentence: Relax! Don’t pay attention to Patricia, she is as nutty as fruitcakes.

Idioms July Series:  Nutty as fruitcakes
Idioms July Series: Nutty as fruitcakes

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July 12

Work like a charm

Meaning: If something works like a charm, it works very well; Work that is perfectly done well and has good result and outcome.

Example Sentence: Tim’s decision to join meditation and yoga classes worked like a charm. He is so happy and successful now.

Work like a charm.
Work like a charm.

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July 11

It’s written all over your face

Meaning: It is used when someone’s feelings are obvious to others. When someone’s face show their true feelings or emotions.

Example Sentence: Tim might have won the lottery. Though he didn’t tell us about it, It’s written all over his face.

  Idioms July Series:  It's written all over your face.
Idioms July Series: It’s written all over your face.

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July 10

Idioms July series: Cream of the crop

Meaning: The best part of something. Usually used to describe the best one among the various alternatives in a group.

Example Sentence: These delicious Indian mangoes are surely the cream of the crop. Let’s add them to our shopping cart.

the cream of the crop.
the cream of the crop.

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July 9

To make one’s own way

Meaning: To advance and proceed forward in life with one’s own efforts.

Example Sentence: If you ask me about my success, I would say I’ve always had the passion to do things differently and that’s how I made my own way.

Idioms July Series: to make one's own way.
Idioms July Series: to make one’s own way.

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July 8

Toot (one’s) own horn

Meaning: someone who boasts about his own achievements, accomplishments, talents or skills.

Example Sentence: Nobody would like to spend their time with someone who toot their own horn.

Toot one's own horn.
Toot one’s own horn.

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July7

Idioms July series: Company Man

Meaning: The phrase is used to indicate an employee who is more loyal to his employer than to his colleagues or peers.

Example Sentence: Tim never criticizes his boss, he has always been a company man.

Idioms July series: Company Man.
Idioms July series: Company Man.

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July 6

as nice as ninepence

Meaning: A place that is neat, tidy and well-organized.

Example Sentence: Tim is so meticulous with his house and office. He hired an assistant to keep them both as nice as ninepence.

as nice as ninepence.
as nice as ninepence.

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July 5

Idioms July: A new lease of life

Meaning: An occasion or event that gives you a chance to become happy and energetic than before.

Example Sentence: His new business has given his entire family a new lease of life.

Idioms July Series:  A new lease of life.
Idioms July Series: A new lease of life.

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July 4

Idioms July series: Blow one’s own horn

Meaning: Used in a context when Someone brags or boasts about their own achievements, accomplishments, abilities, success etc.

Example Sentence: I don’t mean to blow my own horn, but there’s no one who wouldn’t like the Pizza I made.

Blow (One's) own horn
Blow (One’s) own horn

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July 3.

All bark and no bite

Meaning: Someone who talks a lot but lacks action or substance; Full of big talks but low on action or implementation.

Example Sentence: Sandy always talks about how he would have achieved more had he been in someone else’s place. But honestly speaking he is all bark and no bite.

Idioms July Series: All bark and no bite.
Idioms July Series: All bark and no bite.

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July 2.

Acquire a taste for (something)

Meaning: To develop a liking or fondness for something like food, drinks, sports, arts etc.

Example Sentence: Tim had acquired a taste for Indian cuisines during his trip to India.

Acquire a taste for (something)
Acquire a taste for (something)

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July 1.

Idioms July series: Coin Money

Meaning: To earn a great deal of money quickly by doing something successfully.

Example Sentence: Tim has been coining money by selling products and services online.

Idioms July Series: Coin Money
Idioms July Series: Coin Money

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For June Idiom Series: Visit: Idioms Every day: June Series: Learn a new idiom every day

Other Suggested Readings: Vocabulary July Series: Learn a new word every day

In the first place, We would like to thank our readers for showing us their commendable support. We have received emails from our lovely readers stating that they enjoyed learning new words every day. Some of them even stated saying that they started implementing it in their daily routine. For this reason, we have decided to start the same series for this month.

Some Tips to improve vocabulary:

  1. Learn new words every day so that you can increase your word power.
  2. Learning new words will not be sufficient, try to include those words in your daily conversations.
  3. Besides learning new words, Keep discussing those words from time to time. Furthermore, Discuss them with someone who is interested in vocabulary.
  4. Carry a dictionary. Wait, that doesn’t mean that you carry a huge bulky dictionary, You have many apps available on both android and ios platforms. Download them.
  5. Understand the root words. This will make your job easier.
  6. Another key point is to use flashcards to memorize new words.
  7. Read frequently.
  8. Make a note of word that you don’t know accordingly and refer that in a dictionary.
  9.  In addition to the above, you can visit us and bookmark our site: www.addicted2learn.com to learn a new word every day.
  10. Furthermore, you can also find many apps that notify you of a new word every day.

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