Idioms Beginning with R

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rain cats and dogs
To rain very heavily.

You better bring an umbrella. It's raining cats and dogs out there.

raise a stink
To complain loudly; to make a fuss.

Every time I go to a restaurant with Max, he has to raise a stink about something.

raise the bar
To raise standards or expectations.

It's time for the auto industry to finally raise the bar on fuel efficiency.

read between the lines
To detect a meaning that is not stated explicitly.

He is very cheerful, but if you read between the lines, you'll understand that things aren't going too well.

right on the money
Exact; precise; exactly right.

Your prediction was right on the money.

ring a bell
To seem or sound familiar.

The name rings a bell, but I'm not sure if I know him.

rock bottom
The lowest possible level.

The government's credibility has hit rock bottom.

rock the boat
To go against the status quo; to follow principle rather than go along to get along.

The company's policies are unethical, but if you rock the boat, you'll get fired.

rub the wrong way
To irritate or annoy.

I know you say that Max is a nice guy, but something about him rubs me the wrong way.


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