1) Bag of Tricks
Meaning: A set of methods
Use: I have a whole bag of tricks.
2) Bang for Your Buck
Meaning: Value for money
Use: This mobile phone is a bang for your buck.
3) Bat/Play for the Other Team
Meaning: To be homosexual
Use: He always plays for the other team.
4) Bat/Play for Both Teams
Meaning: To be bisexual
Use: He plays for both teams.
5) Batten Down the Hatches
Meaning: Prepare for a storm
Use: We have batten down the hatches.
6) Be A Barrel of Laughs
Meaning: To be funny
Use: Life is not a barrel of laughs at every moment.
7) Be A Cold Day In Hell
Meaning: Something that will never happen
Use: It will be a cold day in Hell when we will become friends.
8) Be in Seventh Heaven
Meaning: Extremely happy
Use: I was in seventh heaven when I saw her.
9) Be Like Chalk and Cheese
Meaning: Very different from each other
Use: Don’t compare us, we are like chalk and cheese.
10) Be on the Mend
Meaning: Improving after an illness or damage
Use: He’s been ill, but he’s on the mend now.
11) Be Snowed Under
Meaning: Be extremely busy with work
Use: He will be snowed under with work tomorrow.
12) Beat Around the Bush
Meaning: To avoid talking about the important and uncomfortable topic
Use: I will not beat around the bush.
13) Beat Someone To The Draw
Meaning: Obtain something more quickly than someone else
Use: I will beat him to the draw.
14) Beat Someone to the Punch
Meaning: Do something more quickly than someone else
Use: We will beat them to the punch.
15) Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Meaning: Character is more important than external appearance
Use: I always believe that, beauty is only skin deep.
16)Bed of Roses
Meaning: A comfortable situation
Use: Don’t stay in bed of roses every time.
17) Behind the Eight Ball
Meaning: At a serious drawback
Use: She is already behind the eight ball.
18) Behind the Scenes
Meaning: An event which is not apparent to the public
Use: We should see the behind the scenes.
19) Behind the Times
Use: My equipment are a bit behind the times.
20) Bell the Cat
Meaning: Take on a difficult task
Use: I am going to bell the cat.
21) Bells And Whistles
Meaning: Decorative but not essential
Use: Manufacturers still build bikes with all the bells and whistles.
22) Belly Laugh
Meaning: Hearty laughter
Use: The movie is full of belly laugh.
23) Best of Both Worlds
Meaning: The advantages of two different things at the same time
Use: His stories are best of both worlds.
24) Better late Than Never
Meaning: Something to be late than never to arrive or to happen
Use: It is always better late than never.
25) Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Meaning: In a difficult position or situation
Use: He is in between the devil and the deep blue sea.
26) Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt
Meaning: Absolutely certain or definitive
Use: I will prove it beyond the shadow of a doubt.
27) Big Cheese
Meaning: An important person in an organization
Use: He is the big cheese in the company.
28) Big Deal
Meaning: An important event
Use: It is not a big deal.
29) Big Fish
Meaning: An important person
Use: The police is searching the big fish.
30) Big Picture
Meaning: A wide perspective of something
Use: I always try to see the big picture.
31) Birds of a Feather
Meaning: of the same kind or nature
Use: Birds of a feather flock together.
32) Bird’s-Eye View
Meaning: A view from above or a broad perspective
Use: I want to see the bird’s-eye view.
33) Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
Meaning: to try to do something that is very difficult for you
Use: You should not bite off more than you can chew.
34) Bite the Bullet
Meaning: To do something even though that involves pain
Use: He is ready to bite the bullet.
35) Bite the Hand That Feeds You
Meaning: Harm someone who has helped you
Use: We should not bite the hand that feeds
36) Bitter Pill to Swallow
Meaning: Very unpleasant fact but must be accepted
Use: His words were bitter pills to swallow.
37) Black and White
Meaning: A distinction between good and bad
Use: These are like black and white.
38) Black Eye
Meaning: A mark of shame or a bad reputation
Use: I can see him with black eye
39) Black Sheep
Meaning: Someone who does not fit into a group
Use: I don’t want to be the black sheep in this group.
40) Blind Date
Meaning: A date between two persons who have not previously met
Use: I don’t believe in blind date.
41) Blood and Thunder
Meaning: A dramatic performance
Use: The movie is full of blood and thunders.
42) Blow Off Steam
Meaning: To express anger and frustration without damaging
Use: They need to blow off steam.
43) Blow the Whistle
Meaning: Reporting an illegal activity to the authorities
Use: He needs to blow the whistle on him.
44) Blow Your Own Trumpet
Meaning: To promote proudly about your achievements
Use: She always blow her own trumpet.
45) Blue Eyed Boy
Meaning: A man who is liked very much and is treated well by someone
Use: He is a blue eyed boy in our college.
46) Bolt From the Blue
Meaning: Something completely unexpected
Use: It was like bolt from the blue.
47) Bone Dry
Meaning: Completely dry
Use: I don’t like bone dried pizza.
48) Born on The Wrong Side of the Blanket
Meaning: Born to parents who were not married
Use: He was born on the wrong side of the
49) Borrow Trouble
Meaning: Invite problems
Use: Don’t borrow troubles every-time.
50) Bottom of the Barrel
Meaning: The lowest possible condition, level; low-quality choices
Use: He don’t like anything from the bottom of the barrel.
51) Break Out in A Cold Sweat
Meaning: To perspire from fever or anxiety
Use: The thought made him break out in a cold sweat.
52) Break the Bank
Meaning: Exhaust one’s financial resources
Use: One day he would break the bank.
53) Break The Ice
Meaning: To make people who have not met before feel more relaxed with each other
Use: He tried to break the ice when I was interviewing.
54) Bring Home the Bacon
Meaning: Earn money that is needed to live
Use: I have to bring home the bacon.
55) Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight
Meaning: Under equipped
Use: I don’t want to bring a knife to a gunfight.
56) Bucket List
Meaning: A list of things that one wants to do before dying
Use: I have a bucket list for the next month.
57) Bump in the Road
Meaning: A temporary setback
Use: There may be a bump in a road in every journey.
58) Burn the Candle at Both Ends
Meaning: Work too hard despite bad consequences for one’s health
Use: I can’t burn the candle at both ends forever.
59) Burn the Midnight Oil
Meaning: Working late into the night
Use: I always burn the midnight
60) Busman’s Holiday
Meaning: A working vacation
Use: I don’t need a busman’s holiday this month.
61) Buy a Pig in a Poke
Meaning: Buying something without prior inspection
Use: Don’t buy a pig in a poke.
62) By Hook or by Crook
Meaning: by any method possible
Use: I have to complete my target by hook or by crook.
63) By Word of Mouth
Meaning: in speech but not in writing; by being told by another person
Use: The good news spread by word of mouth.
64) Call a Spade a Spade
Meaning: Speaking frankly about a problem
Use: We have to call a spade a spade.
65) Call It a Day
Meaning: To stop work because you think you have done enough
Use: Finally he agreed to call it a day.
66) Call It a Night
Meaning: To stop an activity in the evening or night in order to go to bed
Use: The band called it a night and left the stage.
67) Call the Shots
Meaning: Making an important decisions in an organization
Use: It is time for me to call the shots.
68) Call the Tune
Meaning: Make an important decisions to control a situation
Use: I have to call the tune in right time.
69) Carry Coals To Newcastle
Meaning: engaging in useless labour or work
Use: Never carry coals to Newcastle.
70) Carry the Can
Meaning: Taking the blame for something one is not responsible
Use: Only I will carry the can for it.
71) Cast the First Stone
Meaning: Be the first to criticize or attack someone
Use: I will be the first person to cast the first stone.
72) Castle in the Air
Meaning: An impractical or illogical plan
Use: I don’t need your castle in the air.
73) Cat Fight
Meaning: A fight between two women
Use: I can’t see their cat fight any more.
74) Cat on a hot tin roof
Meaning: Extremely nervous
Use: He’s been like a cat on a hot tin roof all day.
75) Catch Some Rays
Meaning: To sit or stand outside in the sun
Use: You should get out and catch some rays.
76) Catch Someone’s Eye
Meaning: Attract one’s attention
Use: He always catches her
77) Caught Red-Handed
Meaning: Catch while committing a crime
Use: The thief caught red handed by the owner.
78) Circle the Wagons
Meaning: Take a defensive position
Use: People increasingly see it as their job to circle the wagons.
79) Claim to Fame
Meaning: A reason why someone or something is famous
Use: That is his primary claim to fame.
80) Clip Someone’s Wings
Meaning: Reduce someone’s freedom
Use: He should not clip her
81) Close, But No Cigar
Meaning: Almost succeeded, but is not completely successful or correct
Use: It was close but no cigar for Johnny.
82) Cock and Bull Story
Meaning: A story that is obviously not true, used as an excuse
Use: I don’t listen to his cock and bull story.
83) Come Out in the Wash
Meaning: Problems will be solved in the end
Use: All your problems will come out in the wash.
84) Come Out fighting
Meaning: Respond to something aggressively
Use: We have to come out fighting now.
85) Coming Down the Pike
Meaning: Something likely to occur in the near future
Use: So many new inventions coming down the pike.
86) Cool as A Cucumber
Meaning: Calm even in frustrating situations
Use: He is as cool as a cucumber.
87) Cool Your Heels
Use: You have to cool your heels.
88) Couch Potato
Meaning: A lazy person who sit all day
Use: Don’t be a couch potato.
89) Crash a Party
Meaning: Attending a party without invitation
Use: I never crashed any party in my life.
90) Cross to Bear
Meaning: An unpleasant situation that you have to deal with, although it is very difficult
Use: There is no option, this is your cross to bear.
91) Crunch Time
Meaning: A critical moment or period
Use: It is a crunch time in my office.
92) Cry Your Eyes Out
Meaning: Cry for a long time
Use: I cried my eyes out when I missed him.
93) Curiosity Killed The Cat
Meaning: Don’t be too curious
Use: Always remember, curiosity killed the cat.
94) Cut Corners
Meaning: Take shortcuts
Use: I don’t need any cut corners to get success.
95) Cut the Mustard
Meaning: Do something adequately
Use: I don’t think he can cut the mustard.
Use: We are bringing a cutting-edge solution.
97) Change Horses in Midstream
Meaning: Changing plans or leaders in the middle of serious problems
Use: We have to change our horses in midstream.
98) Change of Heart
Meaning: A change in opinion
Use: I don’t see any change of heart in him.
99) Changing of the Guard
Meaning: Change the leader of an organization
Use: It is an incredible changing of the guard this time.
100) Chase Rainbows
Meaning: To pursue impractical goals
Use: Don’t chase rainbows every time.