Idioms title

The Idiom Attic - a collection of hundreds of English idioms, each one explained.

"place" idioms...

See also, the Phrase Thesaurus list of phrases that contain the word place

and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word place

" A place in the sun "
Meaning:
An idealistic dream of a sunny hideaway.
Example:
We’ve been lucky, we managed to buy ourselves a place in the sun for our retirement.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, early 20th century. An allusion to a literal pleasant retirement location.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, not not common.
Hear the idiom spoken:
More idioms about:   location   happiness  
" Across the board "
Meaning:
Applying everywhere and to all classes of thing.
Example:
Everyone has to pay value-added tax. It’s an across the board levy.
Where did it originate?:
Where is it used?:
Hear the idiom spoken:
More idioms about:   america  
" Between a rock and a hard place "
Meaning:
Between two unwelcome options.
Example:
The only choices I have are poverty or a boring job - I'm between a rock and a hard place.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 20th century. Sometimes mistakenly thought to come from Homer's Odyssey.
Where is it used?:
Hear the idiom spoken:
More idioms about:   nature   cliche   america  

 We are also on Facebook

 Copyright Gary Martin, 2019