Idioms with Transport
Full steam ahead – moving forward quickly with great energy and determination
Hit the road – to start a journey or a trip
Keep the wheels turning – to keep things moving or functioning smoothly
Miss the boat – to miss an opportunity
On the fast track – making rapid progress
On the right track – making progress or moving in the correct direction
Put the pedal to the metal – to drive fast or accelerate quickly
Ride shotgun – to sit in the front passenger seat of a car
Sail through – to do something with ease or success
Shift gears – to change direction or approach
Speed bump – a minor obstacle or hindrance
Take a detour – to deviate from a direct route
Take the reins – to take control or become responsible for something
Take the wheel – to take control or become responsible for something
Up in the air – uncertain or unresolved
Idioms with Weather
Barking up the wrong tree – making a mistake about someone or something.
Blow hot and cold – to vacillate between two opposing positions or feelings.
Bright and early – very early in the morning.
Calm before the storm – a period of peace or quiet before something intense or difficult happens.
Come rain or shine – regardless of the weather.
Cool as a cucumber – extremely calm and collected.
Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill – to overreact to a small problem.
Every cloud has a silver lining – there is always something positive in a negative situation.
Fair-weather friend – a person who is only a friend during good times.
Flog a dead horse – to do something uselessly or in vain.
Flying by the seat of one’s pants – relying on intuition or improvisation.
Get under someone’s skin – to annoy or irritate someone.
Good things come to those who wait – patience brings rewards.
It never rains but it pours – when things go wrong, they often go wrong all at once.
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good – a bad situation can have some positive consequences.
Keep a weather eye open – to be vigilant or watchful.
Life is like the weather, it can change quickly – life is unpredictable.
Make hay while the sun shines – take advantage of a good opportunity.
On cloud nine – feeling extremely happy.
Raining cats and dogs – raining heavily.
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning – a saying used to predict the weather.
Rough weather – a difficult or problematic period.
Set fair – good weather conditions are expected.
Showers of blessings – a lot of good things happening.
Softly, softly, catchy monkey – to approach a problem or task slowly and carefully.
Sunny disposition – a cheerful and optimistic attitude.
Take the wind out of someone’s sails – to diminish someone’s enthusiasm or confidence.
That’s the way the cookie crumbles – that’s just how things turned out.
The calm after the storm – a period of peace after a difficult or intense event.
The skies are clearing – a situation is improving or becoming less problematic.