Idioms Starting with the Letter L
- LEARN SOMETHING BY HEART
- To memorize.
It took Max a long time to learn that poem by heart.
- LEAVE A BAD TASTE IN ONE'S MOUTH
- To create a bad feeling about something.
Working for that company left a bad taste in my mouth.
- LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG
- To reveal a secret.
Max let the cat out of the bag and told us that Mary was pregnant.
- LIE THROUGH ONE'S TEETH
- to make outrageous false statements.
Sam is almost always lying through his teeth. I wouldn't believe anything he says.
- LIKE SHOOTING FISH IN A BARREL
- Extremely easy.
Taking that test was like shooting fish in a barrel. It was so easy.
- LIKE TAKING CANDY FROM A BABY
- Very easy to achieve.
Selling insurance to that family will be like taking candy from a baby.
- LOOSE ENDS
- Leftover items; unfinished business.
Before I go on vacation, there are a few loose ends I need to take care of.
- LOSE ONE'S HEAD
- To panic; To lose self-control.
Don't lose your head. The cops will never catch us.
- LOSE ONE'S MARBLES
- To become crazy.
I think Max has lost his marbles. He keeps muttering the same phrase over and over.
- LOSE ONE'S MIND
- To become crazy or insane.
I can't believe Max wants to get a job with the ABC Company. Has he lost his mind?