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list of useful idiomatic expression (20 marks)

i require a list of list of useful idiomatic expression, like,

to pave road for sth.

to be based on ground

thank you a lot, and i will give 20 marks to who provide the highest number and the best quality

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i require a list of useful idiomatic expression

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    [Alike as two peas]

    If people or things are as alike as two peas, they are identical.

    [All the rage]

    If something's all the rage, it is very popular or fashionable at the moment.

    [All the tea in China ]

    If someone won't do something for all the tea in China, they won't do it no matter how much money they are offered.

    [Ants in your pants]

    If someone has ants in their pants, they are agitated or excited about something and can't keep still.

    [Apple of your eye]

    Something or, more often, someone that is very special to you is the 'apple of your' eye.

    [Arm and a leg]

    If something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive.

    [As cold as ice ]

    This idiom can be used to describe a person who does not show any emotion.

    [Back the wrong horse]

    If you back the wrong horse, you give your support to the losing side in something.

    [Bad taste in your mouth]

    If something leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth, you feel there is something wrong or bad about it.

    [Bee in your bonnet]

    If someone is very excited about something, they have a bee in their bonnet.

    [Blow a gasket ]

    If you blow a gasket, you get very angry.

    [Bright as a button]

    A person who is as bright as a button is very intelligent or smart.

    [Brush under the carpet ]

    If you brush something under the carpet, you are making an attempt to ignore it, or hide it from others.

    [Butterflies in your stomach ]

    The nervous feeling before something important or stressful is known as butterflies in your stomach.

    [Chew on a bone. ]

    If someone is chewing on a bone, he or she is thinking about something intently.

    [Cock and bull story]

    A cock and bull story is a lie someone tells that is completely unbelievable.

    [Come hell or high water ]

    If someone says they'll do something come hell or high water, they mean that nothing will stop them, no matter what happens.

    [Cut off your nose to spite your face]

    If you cut off your nose to spite your face, you do something rash or silly that ends up making things worse for you, often because you are angry or upset.

    [Cut to the quick ]

    If someone's cut to the quick by something, they are very hurt and upset indeed.

    [Closed book to me]

    If a subject is a closed book to you, it is something that you don't understand or know anything about.

    Source(s): usingenglish.com
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