English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
Alphabetical List - T
|thank one's lucky stars||When someone says
they can thank their lucky stars,
they are expressing heartfelt gratitude or
feeling particularly fortunate.
I can thank my lucky stars I wasn't on the train that crashed.
|that figures!||This expression is
used to say that something seems logical or
is as expected.
"We'll have to get a bigger car when the baby arrives." "That figures!"
|that's going too far!||If you go too
far, you do something that is
considered extreme or unacceptable.
Stealing is bad, but stealing from a poor person is really going too far!
|that make my blood boil!||If something
makes your blood boil, it makes you
Her condescending attitude really makes my blood boil!
|that makes two of us!||This expression
indicates agreement with what has just been
"I found his speech rather boring." "That makes two of us!"
|that takes the biscuit!||This expression
refers to something very annoying or
After waiting for an hour, we were told there no seats left. That took the biscuit!
|that's the last straw!||This expression
means that this is the latest unpleasant
event and that you cannot tolerate the
situation any longer.
After an extremely tiring day, when Joe saw the the traffic jam he said : that's the last straw!
|that's the way the ball bounces||Things don't always
work out as planned, and there's nothing we
can do about it - that's life!
He didn't get the prize he expected, but never mind - that's the way the ball bounces!
|that's the way the cookie crumbles||To say 'that's the way the cookie crumbles' means that is the way things are and nothing can be done about it - that's life!|
|there for the taking||If something is
there for the taking, it is easy to
When our main competitor went out of business, the market segment was there for the taking.
|there's one born every minute||This expression
means that there are many people in the
world who are stupid or easily fooled.
He really believed the boy found the money on the street? There's one born every minute!
|there wasn't a soul||To say that
there wasn't a soul means that there
We thought the museum would be crowded but there wasn't a soul.
|there's no accounting for taste||This expression is
used to indicate surprise at another
person's likes or dislikes.
She fell in love with a guy who's short, fat, bald and poor ... there's no accounting for taste!
|there's nothing to it||If you say that
there's nothing to it, you mean that
something is very simple or easy to do.
I'll show you how to make pancakes. There's nothing to it!
|thick as thieves||To say that two
people are as thick as thieves
means that they are very close friends who
are very loyal to each other.
Chris always takes Danny's side. They're as thick as thieves.
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