Being upset for something that happened in the past.
a feather in your cap
an honor, a credit to you, chalk one up for you Because you are Karen's teacher, her award is a feather in your cap.
A hitch in your giddy-up
If you have a hitch in your giddy-up, you're not feeling well. ('A hitch in your gittie-up' is also used.)
a penny for your thoughts
tell me what you are thinking about "When I'm quiet, she will say, ""A penny for your thoughts."""
a run for your money
strong competition, an opponent I should enter the election and give him a run for his money.
A Taste Of Your Own Medicine
When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.
a word in your ear
something you say before you give some advice or a warning: "A word in your ear - the company are monitoring internet use."
A young idler, an old beggar.
If you don't work, you won't have any money when you're old.
a greeting. Synonymous with "Hey!", "What's up?","A-yo, Jessy what's the dills?"
above and beyond
Idiom(s): above and beyond (sth)
more than is required. (Fixed order.) • Her efforts were above and beyond. We appreciate her time. • All this extra time is above and beyond her regular hours.
above and beyond the call of duty
much more than expected, go the extra mile Her extra work was above and beyond the call of duty.
Ace up your sleeve
If you have an ace up your sleeve, you have something that will give you an advantage that other people don't know about.
After your own heart
A person after your own heart thinks the same way as you.
Air your dirty laundry in public
If you air your dirty laundry in public, you reveal aspects of your private life that should really remain private, by telling a secret, arguing in public, etc.
Albatross around your neck
An albatross around, or round, your neck is a problem resulting from something you did that stops you from being successful.
All in your head
If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.
all right for you
all right for you I'm angry with you. This interjection usually accompanies a threat of revenge, as in All right for you—I won't go out with you again. [Early 1900s]
All right for you!
Idiom(s): All right for you!
That's it for you!; That's the last chance for you! (Juvenile and informal. Usually said by a child who is angry with a playmate.) • All right for you, John. See if I ever play with you again. • All right for you! I'm telling your mother what you did.
all right for you|all|all right|right
interj. I'm finished with you! That ends it between you and me! Used by children. All right for you! I'm not playing with you any more!
completely about or involving one person:"I'll do the book report, but the graphing is all you"
all your eggs in one basket
depending on one plan or one investment, hedge your bets If you invest all your money in one hotel, you'll have all your eggs in one basket.
an ace up your sleeve
an important card to play, an important fact to reveal To survive, one needs an ace up one's sleeve - a special talent.
make you feel stable or confident When you have a crisis, your faith will anchor you.
and what have you
Idiom(s): and what have you
and so on; and other similar things. • Their garage is full of bikes, sleds, old boots, and what have you. • The merchant sells writing paper, pens, string, and what have you.
another nail in your coffin
"another cigarette; harmful substance" Every cigarette he smoked was another nail in his coffin.
Ants in your pants
If someone has ants in their pants, they are agitated or excited about something and can't keep still.
any way you slice it
(See no matter how you slice it)
anyone's guess Something that no one knows for sure, as in Will it rain next Sunday? That's anyone's guess. [Mid-1900s] Also see your guess is as good as mine.
Apple of your eye
Something or, more often, someone that is very special to you is the 'apple of your' eye.
are your boots laced
inquiry as to whether or not one understands the matter in question
as you please
as you please 1) However you wish, whatever you choose, as in We can have meat or fish tonight, as you please, or Go or don't go—do as you please. This idiom was introduced about 1500 and inverted what was then the usual order, which was “as it pleases you.” 2) Very, extremely, as in After winning the contract he was smug as you please, or She sat there in her new dress, as pretty as you please. [First half of 1900s]
as you please|please
1. As you like, whatever you like or prefer; as you choose. You may do as you please. 2. informal Very. Used after an adjective or adverb often preceded by "as". There was Tinker, sitting there, cheerful as you please.She was dressed for the dance and she looked as pretty as you please.
As you sow, so shall you reap
You have to accept the consequences of your actions.
ask a stupid question and you'll get a stupid answ
ask a stupid question and you'll get a stupid answer Also, ask a silly question. Your query doesn't deserve a proper answer, as in Am I hungry? ask a stupid question! One authority believes this idiom is a variant of ask me no questions and I'll tell you no fibs, which appeared in Oliver Goldsmith's play She Stoops to Conquer (1773) and was frequently repeated thereafter. [Early 1800s]
At the end of your rope
(USA) If you are at the end of your rope, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance.
At the end of your tether
(UK) If you are at the end of your tether, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance.
At the top of your lungs
If you shout at the top of your lungs, you shout as loudly as you possibly can.
At the top of your voice
If you talk, shout or sing at the top of your voice, you do it as loudly as you can.
at your beck and call
serving you, doing everything for you You don't have to be at his beck and call, doing whatever he asks.
at your fingertips
easy to find, ready to use When I repair a car, I like to have all my tools at my fingertips.
At your wit's end
If you're at your wit's end, you really don't know what you should do about something, no matter how hard you think about it.
At your wits' end
If you are at your wits' end, you have no idea what to do next and are very frustrated.
ay yo trip
phrase to seek attention
(Abbreviation) informal Bring Your Own. Said of a kind of party where the host or hostess does not provide the drinks or food but people ring their own.
(Abbreviation) informal Bring Your Own Bottle. Frequently written on invitations for the kind of party where people bring their own liquor.
back of beyond
back of beyond Extremely remote. For example, John's about to move to some tiny island, truly back of beyond. This term, used as a humorous exaggeration, relies on the meaning of beyond (or the beyond) as “a distant place, beyond human experience.” [Early 1800s]
back of the beyond
Idiom(s): back of the beyond
the most remote place; somewhere very remote. (Informal.) • John hardly ever comes to the city. He lives at the back of the beyond. • Mary likes lively entertainment, but her husband likes to vacation in the back of the beyond.
back on your feet
feeling better, recovered from an illness When you're back on your feet, we want you to return to work.
support your decision, sign your application His brother will back him if he needs financing.
back yourself into a corner
put yourself in a bad position, have no escape If you buy what you can't afford you back yourself into a corner.