Idioms about furniture

Idioms about furniture

  • a watched pot never boils

    Meaning: things appear to go more slowly if one waits anxiously for it.

  • armchair critic

    Meaning: An armchair critic is a person who knows or pretends to know a lot about something in theory rather than practice.

  • be part of the furniture

    Meaning: if someone or something is part of the furniture, they have been somewhere so long as to seem an integral part of the place.

  • bring the curtain down

    Meaning: To bring the curtain down to something means to bring something to an end.

  • bring to the table

    Meaning: To offer something of value, such as skills, ideas, or resources

  • call on the carpet

    Meaning: To reprimand; to censure severely or angrily.

  • cut a rug

    Meaning: To dance.

  • darken someone's door

    Meaning: To darken someone's door means to be an unwelcome visitor.

  • doormat

    Meaning: The phrase To be a doormat or to be treated like a doormat describes a weak person who is abused by others and submits to domination.

  • draw the curtain on / over

    Meaning: To draw the curtain on or over something means to bring it to an end.

  • have a lot on one's plate

    Meaning: This idiom is used to mean that one is very busy and have commitments.

  • have too much on one's plate

    Meaning: The idiom have too much on one's plate means to be too busy.

  • in one's cups

    Meaning: If someone is their cups, they are drunk or in the act of consuming alcohol liberally.

  • in the oven

    Meaning: If a woman has one in the oven, it means that she is pregnant.

  • lie like a rug

    Meaning: To lie like a rug means to tell lies shamelessly.

  • lift the curtain

    Meaning: to start.; to make something known or public; disclose.

  • memory like a sieve

    Meaning: To have a memory like a sieve means to have a very poor memory.

  • off the shelf

    Meaning: ready made for purchase; in a form that is ready to be used.

  • on the table

    Meaning: being discussed or considered.

  • sweep something under the carpet

    Meaning: to hide or ignore something.

  • turn the tables

    Meaning: Reverse a situation

  • under the table

    Meaning: Without being officially recorded

  • wet blanket

    Meaning: Someone who dampens a festive occasion