20 English Idioms Beginning With The Letter ‘B’

Letter B Idioms



An idiom is defined as “a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language”, or put simpler, a common saying.

The English language is full of them, and it seems that depending on where you grew up you may have different idioms to others.

Below we have compiled a list of the most common idioms beginning with the letter ‘B’.

Back Seat Driver: People who criticize from the sidelines, much like someone giving unwanted advice from the back seat of a vehicle to the driver.

Back to back: If things happen back to back, they are directly one after another.

Back To Square One: Having to start all over again.

Back To The Drawing Board: When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.

Bad Apple: A person who is bad and makes other bad is a bad apple.

Bad shape: If something is in bad shape, it’s in bad condition. If a person’s in bad shape, they are unfit or unhealthy.

Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen.

Barking Up The Wrong Tree: A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve.

Beat A Dead Horse: To force an issue that has already ended.

Beating Around The Bush: Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.

Bend Over Backwards: Do whatever it takes to help. Willing to do anything.

Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Stuck between two very bad options.

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew: To take on a task that is way to big.

Bite Your Tongue: To avoid talking.

Blood Is Thicker Than Water: The family bond is closer than anything else.

Blue Moon: A rare event or occurrence.

Break A Leg: A superstitious way to say ‘good luck’ without saying ‘good luck’, but rather the opposite.

Bring Home The Bacon: A person who brings home the bacon earns the money that a family live on.

Browned Off: To be tired of or fed up with someone/something.

Buy A Lemon: To purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems or stops running after you drive it away.

If you have any more that you would like to add to our list then please leave them in a comment below!

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