English Idioms with words Bad, Big

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Idiom Meaning Sentence
a bad lot inf. a person with bad personal qualities He was in prison for looting. He's a bad lot.
a bad patch a period of difficulty or problems Their marriage is going through a bad patch.
be in someone's bad books be out of favour with someone If you don’t get the report finished by tomorrow, you’ll be in your boss's bad books.
give something up as a bad job try to do something because it seems very unlikely to succeed He started learning English three times, but he didn’t make much progress. So now he’s given it up as a bad job.
go from bad to worse to deteriorate Business is going from bad to worse - they may have to close down the company.
(It’s/That’s) too bad it’s a pity It's too bad that you can’t come to my party. I'll miss you.
make the best of a bad job to do the best one can in a difficult situation He didn’t get to university to study marketing. He’s decided to make the best of a bad job and go into banking.
Idiom Meaning Sentence
a big hit something/someone very popular with others Your new flat is a big hit with your parents. They think it’s perfect for you.
a big mouth (informal) someone who boasts, exaggerates, makes promises he doesn’t keep etc. 'He says he’ll take me to his yacht one day.' 'Well, don’t believe it. He’s just a big mouth.
a big noise/shot (informal) an important person with influence There’s some big noise coming up from headquarters tomorrow, so we’ll have to prepare for it.
in a big way on a large scale They invited over a hundred guests to their wedding party. They always do things in a big way.
give somebody a big hand applaud someone with enthusiasm He acted very well in the drama group’s performance. He was given a big hand.
make it big slang be very successful, usually in business His dream was to make it big in television.
a big cheese the most important person in a group; somebody who thinks that s/he is the most important He is a big cheese at work so he seems to think that he can boss us around at home, too.
big deal! terrific! great! 'I won! I won!' 'Big deal! You were the only contestant!
a big fish in a little/small pond someone who is important in a small group, company, unit etc. He prefers to be a big fish in a small pond, so he works for a small family-owned company.
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