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

Idioms beginning with the letter A

A bad break

A bad hair day

A bad workman always blames his tools

A big ask

A bigger bang for your buck

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bite to eat

A blessing in disguise

A bull and cow

A bunch of fives

A chip on your shoulder

A diamond in the rough

A dime a dozen

A doubting Thomas

A drop in the bucket

A fate worse than death

A feather in one's cap

A fish out of water

A flash in the pan

A fly in the ointment

A fly on the wall

A fool and his money are soon parted

A fool's paradise

A foot in the door

A golden key can open any door

A hot potato

A house divided against itself cannot stand

A knight in shining armour

A leopard can't change his spots

A little bird told me

A load of cobblers

A load of codswallop

A lot on your plate

A man after my own heart

A miss is as good as a mile

A penny for your thoughts

A penny saved is a penny earned

A picture paints a thousand words

A piece of cake

A pig in a poke

A place in the sun

A red rag to a bull

A safe pair of hands

A sea change

A sight for sore eyes

A skeleton in the closet

A shot in the arm

A slap on the wrist

A sledgehammer to crack a nut

A sorry sight

A stitch in time saves nine

A stone's throw

A taste of your own medicine

A thorn in my flesh

A toss up

A wolf in sheep's clothing

About face

About time

Absence makes the heart grow fonder


Ace in the hole

Achilles' heel

Across the board

Act your age

Actions speak louder than words

Adam's ale

Add fuel to the fire

Add insult to injury

Against the clock

Ain't my first rodeo

Al fresco

Al desko

All at sea

All kidding aside

All bark and no bite

All Greek to me

All in all

All in a day's work

All set

All the way

All thumbs

All to cock

All together now

Alley cat

Alpha Mom

Alphabet soup

Amber nectar

Amped up

An act of God

An arm and a leg

An axe to grind

An open and shut case

Ankle biter

Apples and pears

As high as a kite

At the drop of a hat

Away with the fairies