30,000 Idioms with Examples

Idioms with Examples Part 22 l English Idioms for all Tests l Idioms l ELP

Jack : Oh man! Our new product is taking the country by storm. We’re literally cornering the market.
Kevin : Have you ever heard of something called viral marketing?
Jack : Are you teasing me? It’s a given.
Take by storm : to win or gain huge and widespread success or popularity rapidly.
Corner the market : to sell or produce something so successfully as to overshadow all others in the same field….

Idioms with Examples Part 21 l English Idioms for all Tests l Idioms l ELP

George : I truly pity Mike! This guy is completely dominated by his wife. She simply leads him around by the nose!
Carl : You’re such a pushover! Who filled you in on that? Things are not always what they seem.
Leads someone around by the nose : to completely control a person.
A pushover : a person who is easy to overcome or influence.

Idioms with Examples Part 18 l English Idioms for all Tests l Idioms l ELP

John : I tried to get a hold of Bill last night, but I wasn’t able to get through. He’s getting more and more indifferent these days.
Linda : Well; don’t get him wrong. Probably his phone is out of order.
Get hold of someone : to communicate with someone, esp. by telephone.
Get through : to succeed in talking to someone on the phone

Idioms with Examples Part 17 l English Idioms for all Tests l Idioms l ELP.

Rat race : a way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth or power.
Get someone down : to depress or demoralize someone.
Bite more than one can chew : to take more responsibility than one can handle.
Rat race : a way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive struggle for wealth or power.
Get someone down : to depress or demoralize someone

Idioms with Examples Part 15 l English Idioms for all Tests l Idioms l ELP

Charles : Sarah said nothing was stolen! that’s ridiculous to cover-up.
Diana : Probably her husband has a finger in the pie!
Charles : But as far as I know he is a straightforward fellow who is keen to keep his nose clean.
Cover-up : concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public.
Have a finger in the pie: to have a role or to be involved in something.

Idioms with Examples Part 14 l English Idioms for all Tests l Idioms l ELP

Peter : I can’t wait to see the new boss. I’m sure I’m going to make a hit with him. I’ve great ideas that are bound to knock him out.
Bob : Let’s keep our fingers crossed, anyway.
Can’t wait : Be very eager, anxious, or impatient.
Make a hit : make success or become popular.
Knock someone out : Greatly impress; surprise.

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