English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions

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Swim against the tide
If you swim against the tide, you try to do something that is very difficult because there is a lot of opposition to you. ('Go against the tide' is an alternative form.)
Swim with the fishes
If someone is swimming with the fishes, they are dead, especially if they have been murdered. 'Sleep with the fishes' is an alternative form.
Swim with the tide
If you swim with the tide, you do the same as people around you and accept the general consensus. ('Go with the tide' is an alternative form.)
Swimmingly
If things are going swimmingly, they are going very well.
Swing into action
When you swing into action, you are quickly beginning to act or operate something.
Swing the lead
(UK) If you swing the lead, you pretend to be ill or do not do your share of the work.
Swinging door
This idiom refers to something or someone that can go in two conflicting or opposite directions.
Swings and roundabouts
If something's swings and roundabouts, it has about as many disadvantages as it has advantages.

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