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List of idioms beginning with C English lesson

What will I learn from the English lesson list of idioms beginning with C?

This lesson is following on from small list on English idioms, again you will be able to use the list below to learn any idioms that you read about or hear about you don't understand.

How do I use this online English book of idioms and phrases?

Click on each letter of the alphabet to get the list of the idioms with an explanation of each.

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List of Idioms beginning with C

Carrot and sticks- You use both awards as well as punishments to make someone do something.

Cloak and dragger- when people behave in a very secret manner

Cards are stacked against- luck is against you

Crack a book- to open book to study

Cross a bridge before one comes to it- worry about the future in advance

Carry coals to new castle- to take something to a place or a person that has a lot of that thing already

Cast in the same mould- to be very similar

Change horses in midstream- to change plans

Cap it all- to finish

Cried with eyes out- cried a lot

Carry the can- If you carry the can, you take the blame for something, even though you didn't do it or are only partly at fault.

Cast a long shadow- Something or someone that casts a long shadow has considerable influence on other people or events.

Cat and dog life- If people lead a cat and dog life, they are always arguing.

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