20 March 2016

Number Idioms





Here's a selection of number idioms divided into three categories. Each example is followed by a picture for better understanding of the idiom. I hope you find it helpful.

I 1, 2, 3, ... 


  • Two heads are better than one!

www.aei.org














  • It takes two to tango.

indianexpress.com















  • Two's company, three's a crowd!

photo.net


















  • First come, first served.

www.granfondovienna.com
















  • It was six of one and half a dozen of the other.

photoaspire.wordpress.com
















  • I just put two and two together.

thinkjarcollective.com
















  • You could kill two birds with one stone.

sodahead.com



















  • Once bitten, twice shy.

jobjoy.com



















  • You have a one-track mind!

genius.com





















  • I was in two minds whether or not to go.

hjenglish.com


















II Millions, thousands

  • I wouldn't have thought she would have done such a bad thing - not in a million years

















  • Thank you again and again - you're one in a million!

flickr.com















  • I believe you! Thousands wouldn't!

psychologytoday.com













III Third time lucky


  • The decision was made at the eleventh hour.

mentalfloss.com
















  • Have you tried this app? It's second to none



















  • I've failed twice before, but I won't give up. You know what they say: third time lucky (US - third time is the charm).

whats-thesayinganswers.com


















  • All our work was in vain. We are back to square one.

guernseydonkey.com

















  • Ann, are you ready? No, I've lost my phone, my keys, my glasses, ... I'm all at sixes and sevens this week.    


sangeethibrahim.com


















  • Sometimes I feel people are (two or) ten a penny in today's world.

keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk



















  • I was on cloud nine when I got married.

dreamstime.com
























  • You are not having second thoughts about going to college, are you?




















  • The news of his sickness knocked her for six.

























Do you often use number idioms? Can you add some more?

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