VOCABULARY - IDIOMS

Idioms about travel

Idioms about travel

  • any port in a storm

    Meaning: An unfavorable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.

  • at the wheel

    Meaning: Driving; in control of a vehicle.

  • backseat driver

    Meaning: A backseat driver is a passenger in a car who insists on giving the driver directions.

  • bad news travels fast

    Meaning: The phrase bad news travels fast means that news about misfortune and trouble circulates quickly.

  • burn one's boats

    Meaning: To cut oneself off from all chance of retreat; to stake everything on success.

  • desert a sinking ship

    Meaning: The phrase desert a sinking ship means to stop being involved in a situation because failure is imminent.

  • drive a hard bargain

    Meaning: Negotiate forcefully.

  • drive someone up the wall

    Meaning: To irritate or annoy someone; to make a person very angry or bored; to infuriate.

  • fall off the back of a lorry

    Meaning: A euphemism for something acquired illegally or stolen.

  • fifth wheel

    Meaning: Anything superfluous or unnecessary.

  • find one's way around something

    Meaning: If you find your way around something, you discover a way to move around it without getting lost.

  • flight of fancy

    Meaning: If your idea is described as a flight of fancy, it is an imaginative but entirely unrealistic idea.

  • highways and byways

    Meaning: major and minor roads.

  • hit the road

    Meaning: To begin traveling; to leave a place; to go away.

  • hitch one's wagon to a star

    Meaning: aspire to do something great or aim high, follow a great ambition.

  • in the same boat

    Meaning: In the same situation; having the same problems.

  • itchy feet

    Meaning: Feeling of a need to travel.

  • jump on the bandwagon

    Meaning: To profit from a craze; to join a trend.

  • jump the lights

    Meaning: To pass a set of traffic lights when they are not showing green.

  • live out of a suitcase

    Meaning: The phrase to live out of a suitcase is an idiomatic expression that means to stay very briefly in several places, with only the belongings in your suitcase.

  • make one's way

    Meaning: To move in a particular direction; advance in life by one's own efforts.

  • miss the boat

    Meaning: To fail to take advantage of an opportunity.

  • my way or the highway

    Meaning: This expression is used to say that people have to do what you say; otherwise, they will have to leave or quit the project.

  • off the beaten track

    Meaning: To a place or places not commonly visited.

  • off the wagon

    Meaning: The phrase off the wagon is an idiomatic expression that refers to someone who no longer abstains from a habit or an addiction like alcoholic drinks.

  • on the wagon

    Meaning: To abstain from drinking any alcoholic drink, usually in the sense of having given it up

  • paddle one's own canoe

    Meaning: To act independently and decide your own fate; to do something by oneself.

  • put the cart before the horse

    Meaning: To put things in the wrong order

  • put the pedal to the metal

    Meaning: To press the gas pedal to the maximum extent; to exert maximum effort.

  • road rage

    Meaning: Aggressive behavior exhibited by drivers in traffic, often as a result of stress.

  • rock the boat

    Meaning: If you rock the boat, you cause problems or disturbances.

  • sail through something

    Meaning: To pass or progress quickly and easily.

  • take for a ride

    Meaning: To deceive or cheat.

  • trip the light fantastic

    Meaning: To dance.

  • wheels fall off

    Meaning: Said about something that has failed, often after a laborious, tiring process.