English Idioms A - Z - Idiomatic Expressions


The Cambridge dictionary defines an idiom as a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word understood on its own: For example
To "have bitten off more than you can chew" is an idiom that means you have tried to do something which is too difficult for you.We have offered you a list of commonly used idioms from A to Z.

Idioms Q- Idiomatic expressions beginning with Q

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  1. Queer

queer smb’s pitch; queer the pitch (for smb) (BrE, informal)
spoil smb’s plans or their chances of getting smth
Somebody must have told her boss about her plans to leave. Who was trying to queer her pitch?

  1. Question

out of the question
impossible and so not worth considering
An expensive holiday is out of the question this year.

  1. Quick

have (got) a quick temper
become angry easily
Just be careful how you tell him – he’s got a very quick temper and he’s quite scary when he is angry!
(as) quick as a flash
very fast or suddenly
Quick as a flash he replied that he had never seen it before.

  1. Quiet

keep quiet about smth; keep smth quiet
say nothing about smth, keep it secret
I’ve decided to resign but I’d rather you kept quiet about it.


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