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Idioms with the word "Fourth"


1. Fourth estate: journalists as a group (originally, a reference to the press in counterpoint to three other major demographic groups: the clergy, the nobility, and the common people)

2. Break the fourth wall: speaking directly to the audience during a theatrical performance (or, by extension, a film or a television program)
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Idioms with the word "Five"


1. Five-finger discount: Shoplifting

2. Nine-to-five attitude: An approach to work in which an employee does the minimum required to remain employed (compare to “nine-to-five job”)

3.Nine-to-five job: Full-time employment during daytime hours, or, broadly, conventional office employment

4. Slip me five: shake my hand

5. Five will get you ten: in all likelihood (from the results of gambling on even odds)

6. Fiver: Five-dollar bill

7. Give me five: An exclamation prompting someone to slap another’s hand as greeting or acknowledgment

8.Take five: rest briefly

9. High-five: a gesture two people exchange by slapping hands with their arms extended upward
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Default Idioms with the word "Fifth""

Idioms with the word "Fifth"


1. Plead/take the fifth: Said humorously in response to a request for provocative information when one does not want to reveal it.

2. Third/fifth wheel: a person thought to be unwelcome in the company of a pair or quartet of people; usually a reference to a single person with one or two couples.

3. Fifth column: collaborators supporting would-be invaders from within a country.
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Idioms with the word "Six"


1. Six ways from Sunday: Every possible way

2. Six feet under: dead and buried (from the traditional burial depth of six feet; compare to “deep-six”)

3. Deep-six: dispose of or get rid of (from a nautical measurement of depth; compare to “six feet under”)

4. Six of one and half a dozen of the other: Said in reference to little difference between two things.

5.Eighty-six: To 86 someone is to eject or get rid of them, or to refuse them service.

6. At sixes and sevens: confused

7. Six-pack: While away the time drinking beer, or a reference to a well-toned abdomen (because the contours of the muscles resemble the adjacent curves of a set of beverage cans)

8.Joe Six-Pack: the average man (from the notion that he’s just a regular guy who likes to drink beer)


Idioms with the word "Sixth"


1. Sixth sense:A perceptiveness that cannot be achieved with the five physical senses
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Idioms with the word "Seven"


1. Seven-day wonder: Sarcastic reference to someone or something supposedly made perfect in seven days (alluding to the biblical account of creation)

2. Twenty-four seven: All the time, from the count of twenty-four hours and seven days (usually written 24/7 and sometimes extended to 24/7/365 to refer to the number of days in a year)

3. Seven-year itch: A desire to cheat on one’s spouse said to manifest after seven years of marriage

Idioms with the word "Seventh"


1. Seventh heaven: a state of bliss
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Default Idioms with the word "Eight"

Idioms with the word "Eight"


1. Behind the eight-ball: In a difficult situation (from the pool ball numbered 8 as an obstacle).

2. Eight-hundred-pound gorilla: Any formidable obstacle.

3. Eighty-six: to 86 someone is to eject or get rid of them, or to refuse them service.
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Idioms with the word "Nine"


1. A stitch in time saves nine: A proverb that refers to the importance of precaution.

2. Nine lives: A reference to having good luck (from the notion that cats have nine lives).

3. Whole nine yards: As far as possible, or the entire amount

4. Dressed to the nines: Very well dressed.

5. Nine times out of ten: almost always.

6. Nine-day wonder: A briefly famous or attention-getting person or thing.

7. Possession is nine-tenths of the law: A reference to the notion that someone who possesses something has a stronger legal claim to it than someone who merely asserts ownership

8. Nine-to-five attitude: an approach to work in which an employee does the minimum required to remain employed.

9. On cloud nine: Very happy

10. Nine-to-five job: full-time employment during daytime hours, or, broadly, conventional office employment.

11. Bottom of the ninth: The last minute, from the last segment of the last inning of a baseball game.
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