Hornet’s Nest, a

Also: Stir up a hornet’s nest Step in a hornet’s nest Meaning of Idiom ‘A Hornet’s Nest’ A hornet’s nest is a situation or subject that is fraught with trouble or causes a lot of opposition so that many people are extremely angry over it. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Heacock, Paul. … Read more

Wouldn’t Hurt A Fly

Also: Wouldn’t harm a fly Can’t hurt a fly Couldn’t hurt a fly Would never hurt a fly wouldn’t hurt a flea Meaning of Idiom ‘(someone) wouldn’t hurt a fly’ When it is said that someone wouldn’t hurt a fly, it means that they are very gentle and harmless and that they would never hurt … Read more

Mothball

Also: In mothballs Put in mothballs Meaning Mothball (verb): To store something but keep it ready for future use; to delay or defer something, such as plans or a project, indefinitely. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. To put in mothballs has the same … Read more

Make a Beeline for (someone, something)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Make a Beeline’ To make a beeline is to immediately go straight toward someone or something. Examples of Use “Every time he has a birthday party, little Ricky makes a beeline for the cake.” “As soon as Tom gets to work he makes a beeline for the back door for a cigarette break.” … Read more

Fly in the Ointment, a

Meaning Of Idiom ‘A Fly in the Ointment A fly in the ointment is a small event, circumstance, or factor that spoils an entire endeavor, circumstance, reputation, etc.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “The detective was sure that the man had been murdered in his bedroom. … Read more

Drawn Like a Moth to a Flame

Meaning of Idiom ‘Drawn Like a Moth to a Flame’ To be drawn like a moth to a flame means to be strongly attracted to something or someone, as if by instinct.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Examples Of Use “A seasoned paleoanthropologist, when Fergusson saw the white glint … Read more

Bee In Your (His/Her) Bonnet, to have a

Meaning of Idiom ‘Have a Bee in Your Bonnet’ To have a bee in your bonnet means to be preoccupied with something and may also mean to talk about it excitedly, angrily, etc., often to excess; to talk about something often because one regards it as very important; to hold an unusual or strange idea or notion. … Read more