Idioms about men and women

Idioms about men and women

  • a man of action

    Meaning: a man who is inclined to act first rather than think about things and discuss them.

  • a man of few words

    Meaning: a man who doesn't speak much. A man of action

  • a man's man

    Meaning: The phrase a man's man refers to a man known for traditionally masculine interests and activities.

  • a woman of few words

    Meaning: (also a man of few words) a woman who doesn't speak much. A woman of action

  • as one man

    Meaning: If a group of people do something as one man, they do it unanimously, in complete agreement.

  • company man

    Meaning: The phrase company man refers to a worker who is more loyal to his employer than to his fellow workers.

  • every man has his price

    Meaning: The phrase every man has his price means that everyone can be bribed if you know how much or what to bribe him or her with.

  • every man jack

    Meaning: The phrase every man jack means every person without exception.

  • jangle someones's nerves

    Meaning: to annoy someone or or make them nervous.

  • make a man of someone

    Meaning: to make a young person become more experienced or act like an adult and take responsibility.

  • man cannot live by bread alone

    Meaning: used to mean that things like poetry, art, music, etc are necassary for people just as food.

  • man in the street

    Meaning: This idiom is used to describe an ordinary person.

  • man of his word

    Meaning: The idiom man of his word refers to someone whom you can trust because he keeps his promises and always do what he says.

  • man of means

    Meaning: The phrase a man of means refers to someone who is very rich.

  • man of straw

    Meaning: A weak person.

  • marked man

    Meaning: The idiom marked man refers to someone who is singled out as a target for vengeance or attack.

  • men in blue

    Meaning: to the police or policemen.

  • no use to man or beast

    Meaning: said about something or someone that is completely useless.

  • old wives' tale

    Meaning: a wrong traditional theory or belief, often about health.

  • right-hand man or woman

    Meaning: The right-hand man or right-hand woman refers to a close trustworthy assistant who helps and supports you in everything you do.

  • scarlet woman

    Meaning: a prostitute, an immoral woman, particularly one who commits adultery.

  • to a man

    Meaning: without exception.

  • woman of ill repute

    Meaning: to a prostitute.