16/12/16 Useful Idioms (Part 5)
Make a long story short
Come to the point – leave out details.
Method to my madness
An assertion that, despite one’s approach seeming random, there actually is structure to it.
Miss the boat
This idiom is used to say that someone missed his or her chance.
Not a spark of decency
Meaning: No manners.
Not playing with a full deck
Someone who lacks intelligence.
Off one’s rocker
Crazy, demented, out of one’s mind, in a confused or befuddled state of mind, senile.
On the ball
When someone understands the situation well.
Once in a blue moon
Meaning: Happens very rarely.
Picture paints a thousand words
A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.
Piece of cake
A job, task or other activity that is easy or simple.
Put wool over other people’s eyes
This means to deceive someone into thinking well of them.