Idioms Beginning with L

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learn something by heart
To memorize.

It took Max a long time to learn that poem by heart.

leave a bad taste in one's mouth
To create a bad feeling about something.

Working for that company left a bad taste in my mouth.

let the cat out of the bag
To reveal a secret.

Max let the cat out of the bag and told us that Mary was pregnant.

lie through one's teeth
to make outrageous false statements.

Miguel is almost always lying through his teeth. I wouldn't believe anything he says.

like shooting fish in a barrel
Extremely easy.

Taking that test was like shooting fish in a barrel. It was so easy.

like taking candy from a baby
Very easy to achieve.

Selling insurance to that family will be like taking candy from a baby.

loose ends
Leftover items; unfinished business.

Before I go on vacation, there are a few loose ends I need to take care of.

lose one's head
To panic; To lose self-control.

Don't lose your head. The cops will never catch us.

lose one's marbles
To become crazy.

I think Max has lost his marbles. He keeps muttering the same phrase over and over.

lose one's mind
To become crazy or insane.

I can't believe Max wants to get a job with the ABC Company. Has he lost his mind?


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