A TO Z IDIOMS

Idioms beginning with Y

  • Year In, Year Out

    Meaning: Annually without change

  • You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but You Can’t Make It Drink

    Meaning: It’s very hard to force someone to do something against his or her will.

  • You Can Say That Again!

    Meaning: I agree totally!

  • You Can Take It to the Bank

    Meaning: I absolutely guarantee this

  • You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

    Meaning: You can’t know people (or things) well by their external appearances.

  • You Can’t Make an Omelet (Omelette)

    Meaning: Without Breaking

  • You Can’t Make Fish of One and Fowl of the Other

    Meaning: People must be treated equally.

  • You Know the Drill

    Meaning: You are already familiar with the procedure.

  • You Snooze, You Lose

    Meaning: If you delay or are not alert, you will miss opportunities

  • Young at Heart

    Meaning: Having a youthful outlook, regardless of age

  • Your Guess Is as Good as Mine

    Meaning: I don’t know; I have no idea

  • Your Mileage May Vary

    Meaning: You may get different results. This does not necessarily refer to a car, although it may.

  • Your Number Is Up

    Meaning: You are going to die (or suffer some bad misfortune or setback)

  • You’re Driving Me Nuts

    Meaning: To make someone giddy or crazy

  • Yours Truly

    Meaning: Me