General Idioms & Phrasal Verbs

(Idioms that do not fit any other category)
(I'll) tell you what
a big deal
a cold day in hell
a drop in the bucket
a fine state of affairs
a let down
a loose end
a mixed bag
a pipe dream
a put-down
a sad state of affairs
a sorry state of affairs
a tall tale
a word to the wise
a rip-off
ace in the hole
add up
after a fashion
after all
ahead of the game
all in all
all over
all right
all over the place
along the lines of
asleep at the switch
at a loose end
at a loss
at a pinch
at a standstill
at best
at fault
at first blush
at first glance
at first sight
at least
at loose ends
at random
at the end of your rope
at the least
at the very least
at a loss for words
back at square one
back into the swing of things
back-up plan
bad times
bawl out
be seeing you
beauty rest
beauty sleep
brand spanking new
break in
break the news
bring it on
bring someone down a notch
bring someone down a peg
bring up
bring up short
brush up on
burn the midnight oil
buy off
by degrees
by hook or by crook
by the way
call a spade a spade
came out wrong
can tell
can't begin to
can't even begin to
can't tell you
carry the can
carry your own weight
catch someone on the hop
catch up with someone
chill out
clean out
clean up
clean up loose ends
clear up loose ends
come again
come back
come from
come in
come on
come out
come short
come to a bad end
come to an end
come to life
come to terms with
come up
come up short
come up with
comes to light
comes with the territory
compare notes
cool off
count on
cover for someone
crack down
crack someone up
crack up
cracked up to be
crackpot
cramp someone's style
crank
crank up
crap
crux of the matter
crystal clear
cut corners
cut it out
cut someone some slack
cut to the chase
cut-and-dried
deal with
down in the dumps
down to the wire
draw a blank
draw away
draw the line
drown your sorrows
dwell on
ease off
ease up
easier said than done
easy come, easy go
fair to middling
fall down
fall short
fat chance
feel out of sorts
figure out
fill in for someone
fill someone in
find out
finish up
first crack at
flash in the pan
flavor of the month
flavour of the month
fool's paradise
for keeps
fork over
forty winks
freak someone out
from scratch
game changer
get a bang out of
get a buzz out of
get a charge out of
get a move on
get a word in edgeways
get a word in edgewise
get around to
get away
get away with something
get back at
get back to
get clear of
get cracking
get down to
get in the way
get in touch
get into
get it
get nowhere
get on it
get on with it
get out
get out of
get over
get someone into something
get someone out of something
get straight to the point
get the lead out
get the picture
get the short end of the stick
get through
get to the bottom of something
get in
give any thought to
give it a rest
give no quarter
give off
give someone a buzz
give someone a ring
give someone away
give someone the rundown
go after
go around in circles
go away
go easy
go easy on
go flat out
go fly a kite
go for it
go missing
go off
go off at a tangent
go off half cocked
go off on a tangent
go on
go out on the razzle
go out on the town
go the extra mile
go through
go to great lengths
go with
go over
going on
hang in there
hang on
hang out to dry
hang out with
hard time
hard to miss
hard-boiled
have a buzz on
have a point
have a word with
have an affair
have an edge
have no clue
have someone's word
have words
hell bent
here we go
high points
high and low
high-end
hightail it
hit it big
hit the sack
hold up
hooked on
hop to it
hot off the press
hunker down
I told you so
if all else fails
in a pinch
in and out
in front of
in full swing
in high gear
in light of
in the dark
in the distance
in the end
in the loop
in the short run
in tow
ins and outs
irons in the fire
it hit me
it wouldn't hurt to
It's on me
Join the Club!
just for once
just in case
just like that
keep in touch
keep someone in the dark
keep someone posted
keep up
kept in the dark
kind of
knock it off
knock someone down a notch
knock someone down a peg
know what's what
laugh it off
lay low
lay-off
leap to conclusions
least of all
leave alone
leave behind
leave out
let alone
let go
let someone down
let up
let's go
lie low
light a fire under
like crazy
like mad
line up
lock, stock and barrel
look after
Look alive!
look forward to
look into
look out for number one
look over
loose ends
make a pit stop
make a point of
make do
make it snappy
make it worth your while
make something count
make up for
miss the point
more's the pity
most of all
muck about with
muck with
muck around with
mum's the word
needle in a haystack
nitty-gritty
no way
nod off
not by a long chalk
not by a long shot
not have a clue
not so much
off the hook
off to a flying start
oh dear
Oh, man
on a roll
on it
on pins and needles
on purpose
on standby
on the bright side
on the case
on the lookout
on the same page
on the spot
on the verge of
on the whole
on to something
on top of
on track
open up
out and about
out in the open
out of action
out of control
out of line
out of shape
out of the question
paint the town
part company
pick out
pick somone up
play catch-up
play on words
plug away
polish off
pop off
pull strings
pull together
pull something together
put down
put off
put off by
put one over on
put up with
quick on the uptake
read between the lines
read the writing on the wall
reality check
rip into
rip out
rip off
rub the wrong way
rule out
rush to conclusions
scope out
screw you
security blanket
see the light
see the light at the end of the tunnel
see the light of day
seeing is believing
seems to me
send for a loop
set back
set someone straight
show someone the ropes
show up
sitting on top of the world
sitting pretty
sleep on it
slim pickings
slip up
snap to it
so far
sort of
sound off
sound out someone
sounds as if
sounds like
speak the same language
spot on
stand behind
stand by
start afresh
start over
state of affairs
steal the spotlight
steer clear of
step into
stick by
stick with it
stuck with
sweep under the rug
swing into action
take a break
take a breather
take a crap
take a dump
take a leak
take a pee
take a whiz
take back
take care
take care of
take down
take in
take it
take it easy
take someone down
take someone down a notch
take someone down a peg
take someone under your wing
take through
take lightly
talk to me
teach someone the ropes
tear into
that depends
that makes two of us
that's all there is to it
that's it
That's on us
that's right
the big picture
the thing is
the tipping point
the whole nine yards
think ahead
think highly of
think out of the box
think the world of
throw a party
throw for a loop
throw in
throw in with
thus far
tick off (things)
tie up loose ends
to be into
to be left in the dark
to be on the ropes
to be rusty
to come on
to hurl
to rule
to suck
to the letter
token gesture
touch up
touch-and-go
tough times
track down
turn around and leave
turn off
turn up
turn in
up in the air
up to
up to scratch
up to somebody
up to speed
up to the mark
ups and downs
wake up
walk into
walk right into
wander off
wash off
washed up
ways and means of
wear and tear
wear out your welcome
welcome to the club
well begun is half done
wet blanket
what about
What are you waiting for? Christmas?
what do you say
What gives?
what say
What's up?
What's your point?
when the dust settles
will have to do
will never fly
win by a hair
win by a whisker
wind up
with a bang
with me
without fail
word for word
wrap up loose ends
You can say that again!
you have got to be kidding
you must be kidding
You said it!
You're telling me!