Idioms Starting with the Letter N
- NAIL (SOMETHING) DOWN
- To precisely and firmly establish details of a plan.
We haven't nailed down an exact date for the wedding yet, but we're thinking sometime in August.
- NIP SOMETHING IN THE BUD
- To stop something at an early stage.
If you feel like you are catching a cold, try to nip it in the bud so that it does not cause you to miss work.
- NO SPRING CHICKEN
- Somebody who is not particularly young
My grandfather runs marathons, and he's no spring chicken.
- NO SWEAT
- It's not particularly difficult.
I need my car for a date tonight. Can you fix it? No sweat. I'll have it fixed in no time.
- NOT A CHANCE
- Absolutely not; not possible.
Do you think there will ever be any honest politicians? Not a chance.
- NOTHING TO IT
- Easy; not difficult.
Upgrading your RAM is easy. There's really nothing to it.
- NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT
- Not bad; worthwhile.
Max's new painting is nothing to sneeze at.
- NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT
- Ordinary; not exceptional; not especially good.
That movie was entertaining but nothing to write home about.