American Idioms 숙어 (熟語) 
Idiom 숙어 (熟語) Meaning (뜻)  Korean (韓國語)
1 all thumbs clumsy or manually inept 어색한
2 at the end of one's rope reach the limit of patience or endurance 오도가도 못하게 되어
3 bend over backwards give your best; try extremely hard 매우 열심히 노력하다
4 bite the bullet endure a difficulty; persevere 고통을 이겨내다
5 bite the dust die; be defeated; lose 패배하다
6 blow it lose a game or fail at something 얻떤 일에 실패하다
7 bury the hatchet forgive or make amends after an argument 싸움을 그만두다
8 cat got your tongue? why can't you talk? (answer; respond) 왜 말이 없어?
9 cough up give up something unwillingly (usually money) 어쩔 수 없이 주다
10 different strokes for different folks recognize different tastes in different people 십인십색  (十人十色)
11 dressed to kill putting on your best clothes 가장 좋은 옷을 입다
12 drive someone up a wall really annoy someone; make someone angry ~에게 매우 괴롭히다
13 face the music accept consequences or results of your actions 결과를 받아들이다
14 feed someone a line be deceptive; tell a lie 거짓말로 속이다
15 feel like a million dollars feel great, wonderful or fantastic 멋지게 느끼다
16 fishy curiously strange and suspicious 수상한
17 for a song obtained at a cheap price 매우 작은 동으로
18 for the birds uninteresting or worthless 형편없는
19 fork over pay back; hand over; give 돈을 갚다
20 get away clean escape without punishment 보기 좋게 도망하다
21 get in someone's hair bother someone or make them angry 괴롭히다
22 get off my back stop bothering me; don't pester me 방해를 그만 두다
23 get the axe get fired from a job 해고되다
24 get the ball rolling start something; initiate action 잘 시작하다
25 get the jump on someone obtain an advantage 앞지르다
26 give it your best shot try your hardest; give it your best effort 열심히 얘쓰다
27 give someone the slip escape, make a getaway 도주하다
28 go fly a kite go away; get out 꺼져!
29 go to bat for someone help and support somebody 변호하다
30 gone to the dogs in need of repair or fixing 파멸하다
31 his bark is worse than his bite he is not as bad-tempered as he seems 말보다는 괜찮은 사람이다
32 hit the ceiling (roof) get very angry 대단히 화를 내다
33 hit the hay go to sleep 자다
34 horse around play or act frivolously; joke 장난치다
35 horse of a different color a somewhat different matter 매우 다른 문제
36 hot under the collar very angry or upset 매우 화가 난
37 if the shoe fits, wear it admit the truth 진실을 받아들여라
38 in stitches laugh hilariously 매우 대단하게 웃는
39 in the hole in debt; owe money 빚을 져서
40 jump down someone's throat get angry with someone ~에게 화내다
41 jump the gun act hastily or rashly 성급하다
42 keep under your hat keep a secret; don't reveal something 비밀로 하다
43 kick the bucket die; pass away 죽다
44 kick up your heels celebrate 축하하다
45 knock someone's socks off enthusiastically impress someone 열광하고 흥분하게 하다
46 leave someone high and dry abandon someone; forsake 버리다
47 lemon something defective or inadequate 불량품
48 let sleeping dogs lie don't make undue trouble 긁어 부스럼 만들지 마라
49 let the cat out of the bag reveal a secret 비밀을 누설하다
50 lose one's shirt lose all of or a lot of your money 많은 돈을 잃다
51 make a splash do something that garners success 히트를 치다
52 make ends meet be solvent; pay your debts; live on what you have 빚을 지지 않고 살다
53 mind your P's and Q's mind you manners; behave properly 언행에 조심하다
54 money talks wealth can exert influence 돈이 해결한다
55 not have a leg to stand on have no support or foundation for an opinion 변명의 여지가 없다
56 on ice put something on hold; set aside 보류(保留) 
57 on the line in danger of being losing something 잃을 위기에 처해
58 out of the woods absence of danger 위험에서 벗어나
59 out on a limb risky or dangerous position 위험한 지경에 처하여
60 paint the town red go out and have a good time 법석을 떨며 다니다
61 pay through the nose pay too much for something 너무 비싼 가격을 치르다
62 play it by ear improvise; proceed without plans 임시변통으로 해결하다
63 pull some strings use some influence to gain an advantage 배후에서 조종하다
64 pull someone's leg play a joke on someone; fool someone 놀리다
65 raise a stink make a fuss; protest vigorously 강력하게 항의하다
66 scratch someone's back repay a favor 호의를 갚다
67 sell somebody down the river betray somebody; inform on someone 배신하다
68 sell someone short underestimate; belittle 얕잡아 보다
69 shake a leg hurry up; do something quickly 서두르다
70 shape up or ship out behave or get out 일을 제대로 하든지 그만두든지 하시오
71 shoot off one's mouth express one's ideas or opinions loudly 의견을 크게 말하다
72 shoot the breeze talk idly; chat about inconsequential matters 수다떨다
73 sitting pretty be in a good or favorable position;  운이 좋은
74 smell a rat become suspicious about something 알아채다
75 snow job insincere or deceitful exaggeration; a lie 속임수
76 spill the beans tell a secret; reveal a secret 비밀을 누석하다
77 spread oneself too thin get involved in too many diverse activities 너무 많은 일에 관여하다
78 stick out one's neck take a risk or do something dangerous 위험을 자초하다
79 stick to your guns maintain your position 자기 입장을 고수하다
80 straight from the horse's mouth information or advice from a reliable source 확실한 소식통에서 나온
81 string someone along deceive somebody; be dishonest 사기치다
82 take the bull by the horns take control of a situation 어려운 상황에서 결정적인 행동을 취하다
83 talk through one's hat make unsubstantiated or foolish comments  어리석은 말을 하다
84 tongue-in-cheek say something as a joke; not serious 심각하지 않은
85 toot your horn brag about yourself; boast 자기 자랑을 하다
86 turn someone off disgust or annoy someone; cause to lose interest 흥미를 잃게 하다
87 up your sleeve something hidden or concealed 감추어진
88 wet blanket a boring or dull person 흥을 깨는 사람
89 wrong side of the bed (get up) wake up in a bad mood 아침부터 기분이 나쁘다
Example Sentences
1 I'm sorry that I broke your computer. I guess I am all thumbs, today. 
2 We have had too much homework and exams. I am at the end of my rope.
3 Please try harder. I have bent over backwards to help you out. 
4 I realize this exam period is difficult. You will just have to bite the bullet.
5 Even though they tried their best, they bit the dust and lost the championship.
6 This is your best chance at winning. So, don't blow it. 
7 I apologize for arguing with you. Let's just bury the hatchet.
8 Where is your homework? (silence) What's the matter? Does the cat have your tongue?
9 Fred owes me some money. He better cough it up. 
10 I don't agree with her at all. But, as they say, "different strokes for different folks."
11 The woman at the party was so beautiful. She was dressed to kill. 
12 You are exasperating. Sometimes, you just drive me up the wall. 
13 Ah well, you haven't done any work all semester. Now, it's time to face the music. 
14 I asked my friend where my computer was. He just fed me some line about losing it on the subway. 
15 I got an A+ on my exam! I feel like a million dollars. 
16 There was a news program that said eating tuna makes you smarter. It sounds fishy to me. 
17 There was a great guitar on an online auction. I bought it for a song.
18 Some people say this technology is the new wave. I think it is for the birds.
19 I need to pay some bills. When are you going to fork over the money that you owe me?
20 The bank robbers escaped without a trace. I guess they got away clean. 
21 My mom is always pestering me to clean my room. She is getting in my hair.
22 Okay, I promise not to eat your food anymore. Please get off my back about it. 
23 Jim plays computer games and sleeps at work. I think he is going to get the axe. 
24 We've been sitting around all day. We need to get this done. Let's get the ball rolling. 
25 We were well matched, but I got the jump on him by winning all of my serves.
26 Even though, this is not your favorite game, just give it your best shot. 
27 The evil witch was on my trail, but fortunately, I gave her the slip.
28 The man on the bus kept pestering me. Finally, I told him to go fly a kite. 
29 My teacher would not listen to me. My best friend said, "don't worry, I'll go to bat for you."
30 This neighborhood used to be beautiful. Now, it has gone to the dogs. 
31 My professor seems very harsh and mean. But, her bark is worse than her bite. 
32 When I learned that my roommate crashed my computer, I hit the roof. 
33 I've been awake for two days straight. Now, it's finally time to hit the hay.
34 Quit horsing around! We have work to do. 
35 My friend explained the problem to me quite differently. I exclaimed, "that is a horse of a different color."
36 My girlfriend was flirting with another guy. I quickly became hot under the collar. 
37 You shouldn't be using those notes. "Are you calling me a cheater?" Well, if the shoe fits … 
38 That joke was so funny, it had me in stitches. 
39 Hmm, I've lost every game so far. I'm \100,000 in the hole. 
40 I admit it.  I haven't washed the dishes, taken out the garbage or cleaned my room. Don't jump down my throat.
41 We need to have some patience. Be steady and don't jump the gun. 
42 I'm going to tell you something about Misha. It's a secret, so keep it under your hat. 
43 If you don't maintain a healthy lifestyle, you will kick the bucket before your time.
44 I just received a scholarship, so I am going to kick up my heels and celebrate. 
45 Her presentation was adequate, but to be honest, it didn't knock my socks off.
46 I have been your lifelong friend, so don't leave me high and dry in my time of need.
47 Yesterday, I bought a used car. Now, it doesn't start. It's a complete lemon. 
48 She has a violent tempter. I would not bother her. Just, let sleeping dogs lie.
49 Your birthday party was supposed to be a surprise. Who let the cat out of the bag?
50 I'm never playing poker again. I lost my shirt last night. 
51 When I make my new music album, it will make a splash. 
52 Times are tough. It is difficult to make ends meet. 
53 This is an important dinner. You better mind your P's and Q's. 
54 There is too much emphasis on greed in the world. I agree, but money talks. 
55 Your theory is interesting but you don't have a leg to stand on. 
56 I have so many projects to do, so I am putting this one on ice.
57 Alas, you have been playing too much this term. Your scholarship is on the line. 
58 Even though you have made some great effort, you are not out of the woods, yet. 
59 Would you go out on a limb to help out your best friend?
60 I just won the lotto. I am going to paint the town red. 
61 I really wanted this item, but I had to pay through the nose to get it. 
62 I'm not sure exactly how to do this. I'll just have to play it by ear.
63 Your cousin didn't do well on entrance exams. Maybe, we can pull some strings to get him admitted.
64 You say there is an extraterrestrial in my kitchen. You must be pulling my leg.
65 I am unhappy with this product. I plan to raise a stink about it.
66 Just lend me your computer for a day. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
67 I thought he was my friend, but he sold me down the river. 
68 She didn't seem to have a lot of talent, but she won the contest. I sold her short. 
69 We need to get going so we can get there on time. You better shake a leg. 
70 This is an elite organization. If you want to stay, you better shape up or ship out. 
71 Everyone is tired of listening to you shoot off your mouth about your basketball skills.
72 I don't want to discuss anything important. Let's just shoot the breeze. 
73 I've win all of my games so far, so I'm sitting pretty for a chance at first place.
74 This advertisement doesn't seem to be true. I smell a rat. 
75 The car sales person lied about the car that I wanted to buy. It was a real snow job. 
76 We are having a surprise birthday for my best friend. So, don't spill the beans.
77 I'm trying to do too many things at the same time. I've spread myself too thin. 
78 If you are in trouble, a good friend might stick their neck out for you. 
79 If you have done your research and know your subject, just stick to your guns. 
80 I know what I'm talking about. Why? I got the information straight from the horse's mouth. 
81 Well, I didn't believe a word he said. He was just stringing me along. 
82 We need to solve this problem, so let's take the bull by the horns. 
83 The information was inaccurate. The speaker was just talking through his hat. 
84 Don't be so serious. It was said tongue in cheek. (joke)
85 No one congratulated him on the victory, so he had to toot his own horn. 
86 Talking about that subject really turns me off. 
87 Even though I may appear to be losing this game, I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. 
88 Let's not invite Sally to our party. She is just a wet blanket. (very boring)
89 Please don't be upset with me. I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed.