Idioms Starting with the Letter D
- DAILY GRIND
- The monotonous tasks of everyday work.
I've had enough of the daily grind. I hope I win the lottery soon.
- DEAD END
- A path or situation that leads nowhere or offers no prospects.
My job seems to be at a dead end.
- DEEP DOWN
- Basically; in essence; at the core.
Max's boss seems to be a very evil person, but deep down he's not that bad.
- DIE DOWN
- To fade; to gradually come to an end.
The storm seems to be dying down. Maybe we'll be able to play tennis tomorrow after all.
- DO THE TRICK
- To work; to cause the desired results.
I need something to quench my thirst. This bottle of water should do the trick.
- DOWN AND OUT
- Without money and without prospects.
Max is pretty down and out. He has lost his job, car, and home.
- DOWN THE DRAIN
- Wasted, lost.
Everything I spent on guitar lessons was just money down the drain. I can't play a thing.
- DRAG ONE'S FEET
- To deliberately hold back or delay; to intentionally go or work slowly.
Whenever I ask for the information, they say they're working on it. I think they're just dragging their feet.
- DRAW A BLANK
- To suddenly forget; to fail to remember a piece of information.
I know the answer to that question, but I'm drawing a blank.
- DROP OUT
- To leave school or a social group; to withdraw from competition.
Man, I'm tired of school. I think I'll drop out and do a little traveling.