(to be) a heel

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - (to be) a heel

"(to be) a heel"

a ​person who ​treats other ​people ​badly and ​unfairly;

a despicable person


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - (to be) a heel

Two female friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How's it going with Victor?

Friend 2:  You know, I was starting to really like Victor.  I had thought that he was "the one".

Friend 1:  But?

Friend 2:  We were at a party last night and he kissed another woman right in front of me.

Friend 1:  What a heel!

Friend 2:  Yes and a good thing I found out sooner rather than later that he is a despicable person.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - (to be) a heel

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Did you close the deal with those new clients?

Colleague 2:  I thought I was just about to but then George stole the deal away from me.

Colleague 1:  George is a heel and there is nothing we can do about it.

Colleague 2:  Yes, the boss only cares that we got the new client, not how we got the new client.

(to be) a heel - Usage:


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(to be) a heel - Gerund Form:

Being a heel, he took the old lady's taxi.

(to be) a heel - Examples:

1)  ... reaction from the crowd. Bret had been doing the gimmick where he was a heel in the United States but a baby face in his home country of Canada.

2)  Whether he was a heel or a good guy, I always respected the work that he did.

3)  Edge was a heel whose character was basically downright evil.

4)  Rodney King was a heel. He did bad things, made bad choices, and likely came to an ...

5)  Though he was a heel, his amusing verbal skills led many fans to cheer The Rock.

6)  You can do better. You must. He is a heel. Let him go.

7)  ... self-publishing technology, and I think any established traditional print author who objects is a heel.

8)  ... your side would return you to fans' good books. You'd be a heel in a way you never could atone for.

9)  He's a heel through and through, and he thrives on being a clear-cut bad guy.

10)  ... and how they were cheering him despite him being a heel ...

11)  Yes Charlotte is a heel, and she could have cheated to win on her own. Ric could have done something dirty that didn't affect the outcome of ...

12)  Former Prez thinks Trump is a heel.

13)  One is a bore and the other is a heel.

14)  So there is the basic storytelling architecture: There is a face, and there is a heel, a good guy and a bad guy.

15)  Jon Stewart is a heel. It's official. As much as we liked him on The Daily Show, we have to hate him now.

16)  Fighter Hayabusa is a heel. No question. First, his look. He's from Japan, but an angry looking Mobster with a nose that looks like Rocky ...

17)  It's an era when a guy is a heel because he can anger a world and grab mainstream attention by ending the undefeated streak of one of the ...

18)  Charlotte is a heel now, full stop. She worked mean, ...

19)  Cena was a heel and heels lie.

20)  If Roman was a heel then they can use all this booing to feed him as a heel,