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English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions 


Alphabetical List of Idioms G, page 10

Idioms G, page 10:  from:   'goose pimples'   to:   'green with envy'


  • goose pimples
    • If you have goose pimples, you are cold or so afraid that your skin is temporarily raised into little lumps.
      "I was so scared that I had goose pimples all through the film!"

  • wild goose chase
    • If someone is sent on a wild goose chase, they waste their time looking for something that there is little chance of finding.
      "They tried to find out who sent the anonymous complaint, but it turned out to be a wild goose chase."

  • play gooseberry
    • If you play gooseberry, you join or accompany two people who have a romantic relationship and want to be alone.
      "They invited me to join them but I didn't want to play gooseberry."

  • got it made
    • Someone who has got it made is so happy and successful in life that they have no worries.
      "With a happy family life, a new house and a super job, Sam's got it made."

  • grab a bite to eat
    • If you grab a bite to eat, you get something to eat quickly.
      "We should have time to grab a bite to eat before the show."

  • grasp at straws
    • If you are in a desperate situation and you grasp at straws, you try any method, even if it has little chance of success, in an attempt to find a solution.
      "In his search for a cure, he turned to a faith healer, knowing that he was grasping at straws."

  • grass roots
    • The term grass roots refers to the ordinary people who form the main body of an organisation.

  • not let the grass grow under your feet
    • If someone doesnot let the grass grow under their feet, they do not delay in getting something done.
      "As soon as he received the permit, he started to build. He never lets the grass grow under his feet!"

  • (on the) gravy train
    • If someone is on the gravy train, they have found an easy way to make money, one that requires little effort and is without risk.
      "Since the village has become fashionable, he charges for every photograph taken of his house - he's on the gravy train!"

  • grease somebody's palm
    • If you accuse someone of greasing somebody's palm, you are accusing them of giving money to someone in order to gain an unfair advantage or to obtain something they want.
      "In some countries, it is common practice to grease government officials' palms."

  • grease the skids
    • When you grease the skids, you facilitate something or smooth the way for its success.
      "Lunch was organised for the delegates before the meeting in order to grease the skids for the negotiations."

  • green fingers
    • To have green fingers means to be good at gardening.
      "My dad was born with green fingers. He's great with plants."

  • green light
    • If you give or get the green light, you give or get a signal or permission to do something.
      "We're ready to launch the campaign as soon as we get the green light."

  • green with envy
    • Someone who is green with envy is a person who is very envious.
      "Dave will be green with envy when he sees Simon's new sports car!"

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