English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
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- Lose your bottle
- (UK) If someone loses their bottle, they lose the courage to do something.
- Lose your gourd
- If someone has lost the gourd, they are out of the mind or have gone crazy- "gourd" is a melon-like plant that symbolizes a person's head. ("Out of your gourd" and "Off your gourd" are also used.)
- Lose your head
- If you lose your head, you cannot control your emotions and actions.
- Lose your lunch
- (UK) If you lose your lunch, you vomit.
- Lose your marbles
- If someone has lost their marbles, they've gone mad.
- Lose your rag
- Is someone loses their rag, they are very angry about something.
- Lose your shirt
- If someone loses their shirt, they lose all their money through a bad investment, gambling, etc.
- Love begets love
- If you behave lovingly to another person, that person will behave lovingly to you.
- Love is blind
- If you love someone, it doesn't matter what they look like. You will also overlook faults.
- Love me, love my dog
- If you love someone, you should accept everything about them and the people they like.
- Love you and leave you
- Love you and leave you is used to say that you must leave, although you would like to stay longer.
- Low-hanging fruit
- Low-hanging fruit are things that are easily achieved.
- Lower than a snake's belly
- Someone or something that is lower than a snake's belly is of a very low moral standing.
- Lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut
- (USA) If someone or something is lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut, they are of low moral standing because a snake's belly is low and if the snake is in a wagon rut, it is really low.
- Lower the bar
- If people change the standards required to make things easier, they lower the bar.
- Lower your sights
- If you lower your sights, you accept something that is less than you were hoping for.
- Luck of the draw
- To have the 'Luck of the draw' is to win something in a competition where the winner is chosen purely by chance.
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