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List of idioms beginning with O English lesson

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

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 O

Once in a blue moon- very rarely

On the bandwagon- doing something because others are also doing it

Open Pandora's box- to discover more problems

Over the moon- being too happy

On its last legs- in a bad condition and will not last long

Old flames die hard- It's very difficult to forget old things

On pins and needles- If you are on pins and needles, you are very worried about something

On the carpet- When you are called to the bosses office (since supposedly, they are the only ones who have carpet) and its definitely not for a good reason, i.e., you are in trouble, something has not gone according to plan and either maybe you are responsible and/or have some explaining to do

On the hook- If someone is on the hook, they are responsible for something.

Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches- This means that it's hard to know how much someone else is suffering.

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