Idioms Beginning With: 'M'
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- Mad as a badger
- If someone is as mad as a badger, they are crazy.
- Mad as a bag of hammers
- Someone who is as mad as a bag of hammers is crazy or stupid. ('Daft as a bag of hammers' is also used.)
- Mad as a cut snake
- (AU) One who is mad as a cut snake has lost all sense of reason, is crazy, out of control.
- Mad as a hornet
- (USA) If someone is as mad as a hornet, they are very angry indeed.
- Mad as a March hare
- Someone who is excitable and unpredictable is as mad as a March hare.
- Mad as a wet hen
- If someone is as mad as a wet hen, they are extremely angry.
- Made in the shade
- One has an easy time in life or in a given situation. Finding things working to one's benefit.
- Made of money
- If you are made of money, you have a lot of money.
- Mailed fist
- Someone who rules or controls something with a mailed fist is in absolute control and tolerates no dissent. A mailed fist in a velvet glove is used to describe someone who appears soft on the outside, but underneath is very hard.
'Iron fist' is an alternative form.
- Major league
- Something major league is very important.
- Make a better fist
- If someone makes a better fist of doing something, they do a better job.
- Make a clean breast
- If someone makes a clean breast, they confess in full to something they have done.
- Make a good fist
- (UK) If you make a good fist of something, you do it well.
- Make a hames of something
- (Irish) If you make a hames of something, you mess it up.
- Make a killing
- If you make a killing, you do something that makes you a lot of money.
- Make a meal
- If someone makes a meal of something, they spend too long doing it or make it look more difficult than it really is.
- Make a mint
- If someone is making a mint, they are making a lot of money.
- Make a monkey of someone
- If you make a monkey of someone, you make them look foolish.
- Make a mountain out of a molehill
- If somebody makes a mountain out of a molehill, they exaggerate the importance or seriousness of a problem.
- Make a pig's ear
- If you make a pig's ear of something, you make a mess of it.
- Make a pitch
- If you make a pitch for something, you make a bid, offer or other attempt to get it.
- Make a request
- If you request something, or make a request, you are asking for something you want or need.
- Make a rod for your own back
- If you make a rod for your own back, you make something difficult for yourself.
- Make a song and dance
- (UK) If someone makes a song and dance, they make an unecessary fuss about something unimportant.
- Make a virtue out of necessity
- If you make a virtue out of necessity, you make the best of a difficult or unsatisfactory situation.
- Make an enquiry
- If you make an enquiry, you ask for general information about something.
- Make bets in a burning house
- (USA) If people are making bets in a burning house, they are engaged in futile activity while serious problems around them are getting worse.
- Make ends meet
- If somebody finds it hard to make ends meet, they have problems living on the money they earn.
- Make hay
- If you make hay, or may hay while the sun shines, you take advantage of an opportunity as soon as it arises and do not waste time.
- Make headway
- If you make headway, you make progress.
- Make it snappy
- To do something quickly: Make it snappy, will you, because I need help right now.
- Make money hand over fist
- If you make money hand over fist, you make a lot of money without any difficulty.
- Make my day
- If something makes your day, it satisfies you or makes you happy.
- Make no bones about it
- If somebody make no bones about a scandal in their past, they are open and honest about it and show no shame or embarrassment.
- Make or break
- A make or break decision, stage, etc, is a crucial one that will determine the success or failure of the whole venture.
- Make out like a bandit
- (USA) If someone is extremely successful in a venture, they make out like a bandit.
- Make the grade
- Someone or something that makes the grade reaches the standard expected or required.
- Make tracks
- To leave a place to go somewhere. Referring to the tracks one would make in the snow or mud in the course of a journey.
- Make waves
- If someone makes waves, they cause a lot of trouble or stir things up a lot.
- Make you spit
- If something makes you spit, it irritates you or makes you angry.
- Make your blood boil
- If something makes your blood boil, it makes you very angry.
- Make your day
- If something makes your day, it pleases you or makes you very happy.
- Make your flesh crawl
- If something makes your flesh crawl, it really scares or revolts you.
('Make your flesh creep' is an alternative. 'Make your skin crawl' is also used.)
- Make your hair stand on end
- If something makes your hair stand on end, it terrifies you.
- Make your toes curl
- If something makes your toes curl, it makes you feel very uncomfortable, shocked or embarrassed.
- Make yourself scarce
- If someone makes themselves scarce, they go away from a place, especially to avoid trouble or so that they can't be found.
- Man Friday
- From 'Robinson Crusoe', a 'Man Friday' refers to an assistant or companion, usually a capable one. The common feminine equivalent is 'Girl Friday'. (Also, 'right-hand man'. )
- Man in the street
- The man in the street is an idiom to describe ordinary people, especially when talking about their opinions and ideas.
- Man Of God
- A man of God is a clergyman.
- Man of his word
- A man of his word is a person who does what he says and keeps his promises.
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