Idioms Beginning With: 'A'
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At your wits' end
If you are at your wits' end, you have no idea what to do next and are very frustrated.
An Augean stable is a place that is very dirty or corrupt. Cleaning an Augean stable is trying to remove the dirt or corruption.
An average Joe is an ordinary person without anything exceptional about them.
If someone makes a solemn or serious promise publicly to attempt to reach a certain goal, this is their avowed intent.
Away with the fairies
If someone is away with the fairies, they don't face reality and have unrealistic expectations of life.
Something or someone that is awe inspiring amazes people in a slightly frightening but positive way.
AWOL stands for "Absent Without Leave", or "Absent Without Official Leave". Orignially a military term, it is used when someone has gone missing without telling anyone or asking for permission.
Axe to grind
If you have an axe to grind with someone or about something, you have a grievance, a resentment and you want to get revenge or sort it out.
In American English, it is 'ax'.
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