English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
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- Grin and bear it
- If you have to grin and bear it, you have to accept something that you don't like.
- Grin like a Cheshire cat
- If someone has a very wide smile, they have a grin like a Cheshire cat.
- Grinds my gear
- Something that is very annoying grinds your gear.
- Grinning like a shot fox
- (AU) If someone is grinning like a shot fox, they are smiling uncomprehendingly or smugly, looking stupid while smiling, showing that they don't really understand what's going on, like the bared teeth on the corpse of a fox.
- Grist for the mill
- Something that you can use to your advantage is grist for the mill.
('Grist to the mill' is also used.)
- Grow in the telling
- The more you tell it, the larger, wilder, better, etc. the story gets.
- Growing pains
- If a business is going through some growing pains, it is experiencing the typical problems that arise when a company becomes stronger and bigger.
- If you are a guinea-pig, you take part in an experiment of some sort and are used in the testing.
- Gunboat diplomacy
- If a nation conducts its diplomatic relations by threatening military action to get what it wants, it is using gunboat diplomacy.
- Gung ho
- If someone is gung ho about something, they support it blindly and don't think about the consequences.
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