Useful idioms – part 14

1. As easy as taking candy from a baby = extremely easy.

  • Beating them was the easiest thing in the world.  It was as easy as taking candy from a baby.


2. I would give anything = to want something very much.

  • I would give anything to see the pyramids of Egypt.


3. A foregone conclusion = a result that can be predicted with certainty.

  • The result of the election seems to be a foregone conclusion.
  • It’s almost a foregone conclusion that you will get what you want.


4. Chance one’s arm ( or luck) = to take a risk in order to get something you want.

  • The ferryman decided not to chance his luck in the storm.
  • He knew he wasn’t likely to win the contest, but decided to chance his arm anyway.

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