Idioms Beginning With U

Idioms Beginning With U


U Turn
Meaning:
A complete change of opinion, direction, etc.

Ugly Duckling
Meaning: An awkward child or young person who grows into a beautiful person

Under (Below) the Radar
Meaning: Not generally perceived, below popular consciousness

Under Someone’s Spell
Meaning: Fascinated, entranced by someone

Under the Impression
Meaning: Believing something, perhaps mistakenly

Under the Table
Meaning: Without being officially recorded

Under Wraps
Meaning: Temporarily hidden, secret

University of Life
Meaning: Difficult real-life experience, as opposed to formal education

Until the Cows Come Home
Meaning: For a long time

Until You’re Blue in the Face
Meaning: For a long time with no results

Up a Creek
Meaning: In a very bad situation

Up for Grabs
Meaning: Available

Up for Grabs
Meaning: Available for anyone

Up in Arms
Meaning: Angry, protesting (usually said of a group)

Up in the Air
Meaning: Not yet decided

Up to One’s Neck
Meaning:
Nearly overwhelmed

Up to Scratch
Meaning: Meeting a basic standard of competence or quality

Up to Snuff
Meaning: Meeting a basic standard

Up the Ante
Meaning: Raise the stakes; increase the importance of something under discussion

Up the Duff
Meaning: Pregnant

Upset the Apple Cart
Meaning: To disorganize or spoil something, especially an established arrangement or plan

Use One’s Head
Meaning: To think, to have common sense


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