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    [Thamer] is offline Newbie
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    Post Idioms start with letter [A]

    A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:
    Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

    A Blessing In Disguise:
    Something good that isn't recognized at first.

    A Chip On Your Shoulder:
    Being upset for something that happened in the past.

    A Dime A Dozen:
    Anything that is common and easy to get.

    A Doubting Thomas:
    A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.

    A Drop in the Bucket:
    A very small part of something big or whole.

    A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted:
    It's easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.

    A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand:
    Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out.

    A Leopard Can't Change His Spots:
    You cannot change who you are.

    A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned:
    By not spending money, you are saving money (little by little).

    A Picture Paints a Thousand Words:
    A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.

    A Piece of Cake:
    A task that can be accomplished very easily.

    A Slap on the Wrist:
    A very mild punishment.

    A Taste Of Your Own Medicine:
    When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.

    A Toss-Up:
    A result that is still unclear and can go either way.

    Actions Speak Louder Than Words:
    It's better to actually do something than just talk about it.

    Add Fuel To The Fire:
    Whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is.

    Against The Clock:
    Rushed and short on time.

    All Bark And No Bite:
    When someone is threatening and/or aggressive but not willing to engage in a fight.

    All Greek to me:
    Meaningless and incomprehensible like someone who cannot read, speak, or understand any of the Greek language would be.

    All In The Same Boat:
    When everyone is facing the same challenges.

    An Arm And A Leg:
    Very expensive. A large amount of money.

    An Axe To Grind:
    To have a dispute with someone.

    Apple of My Eye:
    Someone who is cherished above all others.

    As High As A Kite:
    Anything that is high up in the sky.

    At The Drop Of A Hat:
    Willing to do something immediately.

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    mfwills is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Idioms start with letter [A]

    Quote Originally Posted by [Thamer] View Post
    As High As A Kite:
    Anything that is high up in the sky.
    Literally, yes.

    Idiomatically, it describes someone who is seriously under the influence of a given substance (typically not alcohol). Less frequently, I have heard it used to describe someone who is in an exceptionally good mood.
    Last edited by mfwills; 03-Oct-2008 at 02:41. Reason: clarification

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    Re: Idioms start with letter [A]

    Additionally, I tend to take issue with the first eleven examples, simply because the initial "A" indicates only a single occurrence of the expression, not the first letter of a significant word as in the other examples.

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