Figuratively speaking…English idioms using numbers

  • A1
  • back to square one
  • a one-track mind
  • one in a million
  • to be at one
  • go one better
  • one-man band
  • one-horse town
  • as easy as one-two-three
  • one too many
  • one for the road

 

  • it takes two to tango
  • two-timing
  • two for tea
  • twofer
  • two left feed
  • two’s company
  • two birds with one stone
  • no two ways about it
  • in two minds about it
  • put two and two together
  • two cents’ worth
  • two heads are better than one
  • two peas in a pod
  • two shakes of a lamb’s tail

 

  • three’s a crowd
  • the tree r’s
  • third wheel
  • three sheets to the wind
  • three-alarm fire
  • three cheers
  • three hots and a cot
  • three squares a day
  • three ring circus
  • three strikes

 

  • four letter word
  • the fourth estate
  • on all fours
  • four-eyes
  • four corners of the world
  • four-leaf clover
  • four-letter word

 

  • bunch of fives
  • high five
  • a fivehead
  • take five
  • give me five

 

  • six of the best
  • hit for six
  • six ways to Sunday
  • at sixes and sevens
  • deep six
  • six feet under
  • six pack

 

  • seven deadly sins
  • seven ways to Sunday
  • seventh heaven
  • seven-year itch

 

  • to have one over the eight
  • pieces of eight

 

  • a stitch in time saves nine
  • dressed up to the nines
  • cloud nine
  • nine lives
  • 9 to 5
  • nine times out of ten
  • nine-day wonder
  • whole nine yars

 

  • perfect ten
  • hang ten
  • ten-four
  • ten to one

 

  • at the eleventh hour
  • elevenses

 

  • fifteen minutes of fame

 

  • to talk nineteen to the dozen

 

  • catch-22
  • twenty four seven
  • twentysomething

 

  • 40 winks

 

  • 50-50

 

  • to eighty-six something

 

  • million dollar question
  • a million miles away
  • look like a million dollars


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