Idioms and Phrases Page-7

61) The lion's share
The greater part or most of something.

62) To wash one’s dirty linen in public / air one's dirty linen
To discuss very private, personal matters, especially that which may be embarrassing, in public or with other people.

63) Set one's face against
Resist with determination.

64) Fight shy of
To try to avoid something.

65) By leaps and bounds
Rapidly, or in fast progress.


66) Calm before the storm
The period of inactivity before something chaotic begins.

67) Plain speaking
The act of saying clearly and honestly what you think without trying to be polite.

68) Fight tooth and nail
To try very hard to get something you want.

69) Dance with death
To attempt to do something that is very dangerous.

70) Can't judge a book by its cover
Cannot judge the quality or character of someone or something just by looking at them.


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