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List of idioms beginning with D English lesson


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

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 D

Drive a wedge between- to break relationship between the two

Dances to the tune- to always do what someone tells you to do

Dressed up to the nines- wearing fancy clothes

Dragging its feet- delaying in decision, not showing enthusiasm

Davey Jones' locker- Davey Jones' locker is the bottom of the sea or resting place of drowned sailors. ('Davy Jones' locker' is an alternative spelling.)

Dancing on someone's grave- If you will dance on someone's grave, you will outlive or outlast them and will celebrate their demise

Dog in the manger- If someone acts like a dog in the manger, they don't want other people to have or enjoy things that are useless to them

Don't cry over spilt milk- When something bad happens and nothing can be done to help it people say, 'Don't cry over spilt milk'

Don't wash your dirty laundry in public- People, especially couples, who argue in front of others or involve others in their personal problems and crises, are said to be washing their dirty laundry in public; making public things that are best left private.

Donkey work- Donkey work is any hard, boring work or task.

Don't throw bricks when you live in a glass house- Don't call others out on actions that you, yourself do. Don't be a hypocrite.

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