IDIOMS beginning with L

IDIOMS beginning with L

Larger Than Life
Meaning: Conveying a sense of greatness, imposing

Last But Not Least
Meaning: What I have just said does not reflect a ranking in importance.

Laughter is the Best Medicine
Meaning: Laughing a lot is a very effective means of recovering from physical or mental injury

Learn the Ropes
Meaning: Become more familiar with a job or field of endeavor; be trained

Leave Someone in the Lurch
Meaning: Abandon someone in a difficult situation

Lend an Ear
Meaning: Listen

Let Bygones Be Bygones
Meaning: Agree to forget about a past conflict

Let Bygones Be Bygones
Meaning: Agree to forget about a past conflict

Let Off Steam
Meaning: To express anger and frustration in a way that does no damage

Let One’s Hair Down
Meaning: To relax and enjoy themselves.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Meaning: To avoid stirring up a problem; to leave things alone

Let the Cat Out of the Bag
Meaning: Reveal a secret, usually a secret you or others are trying to keep

Let the Genie Out of the Bottle
Meaning: Reveal something hitherto suppressed

Letter of the Law
Meaning: The explicit meaning of a law, as opposed to the spirit of the law, the law’s general intention

Lick One’s Wounds
Meaning: Rest after a bad defeat

Life is A Bowl of Cherries
Meaning: Life is wonderful or very pleasant

Light a Fire Under Someone
Meaning: Inspire someone to work very hard

Light at the End of the Tunnel
Meaning: A sign of hope after a long period of difficulties

Like a Kid in a Candy Store
Meaning: To be so excited about one’s surroundings that one acts in a childlike or silly way

Like a Moth to a Flame
Meaning: Drawn to something or someone despite the dangers

Like Father, Like Son
Meaning: Sons inherit their fathers’ traits and preferences, often even without realizing it.

Like Shooting
Meaning: Fish in a Barrel Very easy

Like Taking Candy from a Baby
Meaning: Very easy

Like Two Peas in a Pod
Meaning: Bearing a strong resemblance

Like The Cat That Got The Cream
Meaning: Looking particularly self-satisfied, often to the annoyance of others

Lion’s Den
Meaning: Any dangerous or frightening place.

Lion’s Share
Meaning: The largest part of something

Live Large
Meaning: Have a luxurious lifestyle

Living in Cloud Cuckooland
Meaning: Having unrealistic or foolish beliefs or plans.

Living on Borrowed Time
Meaning: Following an illness or near-death experience, may people believe they have cheated death

Living Under a Rock
Meaning: Ignorant of important events. Usually used as a question,Have you been living under a rock?

Loaded for Bear
Meaning: Prepared for problems, well prepared for a challenge

Loan Shark
Meaning: A predatory lender; one who makes high-interest loans to desperate people

Lock Horns
Meaning: To lock horns is to argue, to come into conflict.

Long Shot
Meaning: Something with little chance of success

Look the Other Way
Meaning: Take no notice of violations of laws or rules, unofficially condone something

Look What the Cat Dragged In
Meaning: Someone unwelcome has arrived.

Loose Cannon
Meaning: Someone out of control; someone who speaks or acts recklessly

Lose It
Meaning: To suddenly become unable to behave or think in a sensible way

Lose One’s Touch
Meaning: Suffer a decline in one’s skill at doing something

Lose Touch
Meaning: To fall out of contact

Lose the Thread
Meaning: Be unable to follow someone’s reasoning

Love at First Sight
Meaning: Falling in love with somebody the first time you see them

Love Rat
Meaning: Somebody who cheats on his/her partner

Love Someone With All of One’s Heart And Soul
Meaning: To love someone completely

Lower the Boom
Meaning: Implement a punishment; reprimand severely

Low-Hanging Fruit
Meaning: Easy parts of a task; solutions easy to obtain

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