Business English Idioms and Phrases



Business English Idioms and Phrases beginning with T :



The English language is fast emerging as the most effective universal medium of communication. To be a part of the global quest for personal and academic excellence, to be an efficient component of this highly competitive global environment, you need the ability to speak your mind freely, effectively, fluently and confidently. If you lack these skills, you could be losing out on a lot more than you think!


Regardless of the language that you are trying to learn, connecting the way words sound with how they look on paper is a difficult task. Because the pronunciation rules for English are not consistent, you may often come to points where you will have a difficult time determining how to say things correctly.


It is also important to realize that the English has accents and dialects like any other language. As a result, you may feel confused when you are told to pronounce a word in a certain way, only to hear it spoken in a different way by someone else. Nevertheless, there are still a number of methods that you can use to develop your English speaking skills.


Learning English is easier if you have a sound knowledge of the idiomatic expressions in English. Idioms are a very important aspect of any language. Idioms and phrases can be formed in many ways. Consider the idiomatic phrase TAKE ONE’S HAT OFF. The expression means to admire or respect someone.


For example :


He always works so hard on is English, you have to take your hat off to him.


Similarly, the word MAN has been used to form many idioms. The parts of the body have been used to form numerous idioms. The names of various animals and various objects have also been used to form idioms.


Events and stories from Theology, History, Geography, Science, Mythology, Legend, Romance, Economics, Linguistics, Medicine, Law, Politics, Current Events, Sports, Mathematics, Biology, Philosophy and other subjects have been used in order to create this interesting branch of English Idioms and Phrases.


Not every item in this page is an idiom. Collocations, common sayings, proverbs and interesting expressions have all been embodied here.


The aim is to help the student in every way possible to use English in an impressive and colourful manner.


  1. Tables Are Turned.
  2. Tackle An Issue
  3. Take A Hike
  4. Take A Leaf Out of His Book
  5. Take A Nosedive
  6. Take A Punch
  7. Take A Rain Check
  8. Take A Straw Poll
  9. Take By The Scruff Of The Neck
  10. Take For A Test Drive
  11. Take For Granted
  12. Take Forty Winks
  13. Take Guts
  14. Take It On The Chin
  15. Take No Prisoners
  16. Take Sand To The Beach
  17. Take Someone Down A Peg
  18. Take Someone For A Ride
  19. Take Someone To Task
  20. Take Someone To The Woodshed
  21. Take Stock Of
  22. Take The Biscuit
  23. Take The Bull By Its Horns
  24. Take The Chair
  25. Take The Fall
  26. Take The Fifth
  27. Take The Flak
  28. Take The Floor
  29. Take The Heat
  30. Take The Hind Legs Off A Donkey
  31. Take The Mickey
  32. Take The Plunge
  33. Take The Rough With The Smooth
  34. Take To Your Heels
  35. Take Up The Torch
  36. Take Your Breath Away
  37. Take Your Eye Off The Ball
  38. Take Your Hat Off
  39. Take Your Hat Off To Somebody
  40. Taken As Read
  41. Tale of The Tape
  42. Talk A Blue Streak
  43. Talk A Glass Eye to Sleep
  44. Talk Is Cheap.
  45. Talk Nineteen To The Dozen
  46. Talk of The Town
  47. Talk Out Of The Back Of Your Head
  48. Talk Out Of Your Hat
  49. Talk Shop
  50. Talk Turkey
  51. Talking To A Brick Wall
  52. Tall Drink of Water
  53. Tall Order
  54. Tall Story
  55. Tally Ho!
  56. Tar Baby
  57. Tar With The Same Brush
  58. Taste Blood
  59. Taste Of Your Own Medicine
  60. Teach Your Grandmother To Suck Eggs
  61. Teacher's Pet
  62. Tear Your Hair Out
  63. Tears Before Bedtime
  64. Teeny-Weeny
  65. Teething Problems
  66. Tell Them Where The Dog Died
  67. Tempest In A Teapot.
  68. Tempt Providence
  69. Ten A Penny
  70. Test The Waters
  71. That And 50 Cents Will Buy You A Cup of Coffee.
  72. That Dog Won’t Hunt.
  73. That Is The Way The Cookie Crumbles.
  74. That Makes Two of Us
  75. That Ship Has Sailed
  76. That’s All She Wrote
  77. The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree.
  78. The Augustan Age
  79. The Ball’s in Your Court.
  80. The Be All And End All
  81. The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall.
  82. The Common Weal
  83. The Die Is Cast.
  84. The Fifth Column
  85. The Grass Is Always Greener.
  86. The Line Forms on The Right.
  87. The More The Merrier
  88. The Mountie Always Gets His Man.
  89. The Old Adam
  90. The Penny Dropped
  91. The Plot Thickens
  92. The Rank and File
  93. The Rough and Tumble
  94. The Sands of Time
  95. The Short Straw
  96. The Sun Might Rise In The West.
  97. The Whole Shooting Match
  98. The World and His Wife
  99. Their Bark Is Worse Than Their Bite.
  100. There Are Many Ways To Skin A Cat.
  101. There’s Ever A Road Without A Turning.
  102. There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
  103. There Is The Rub.
  104. Thick and Fast
  105. Thick As Mince
  106. Thick As Thieves
  107. Thick-Skinned
  108. Thin As A Rake
  109. Thin Blue Line
  110. Thin End of The Wedge
  111. Thin Line
  112. Thin-Skinned
  113. Think Outside The Box
  114. Think The World Of
  115. Third Degree
  116. Third Rail
  117. Third Time’s The Charm
  118. This Day Week
  119. Thorn in Your Side
  120. Those Who Live By The Sword Die By The Sword.
  121. Three Sheets In The Wind
  122. Thrilled To Bits
  123. Through The Ceiling
  124. Through The Floor
  125. Through Thick and Thin
  126. Throw A Curve
  127. Throw A Sickle
  128. Throw Caution To The Wind
  129. Throw Down The Gauntlet
  130. Throw In The Towel
  131. Throw Pearls To The Pigs
  132. Throw Someone A Bone
  133. Throw Someone A Line
  134. Throw Someone In At The Deep End
  135. Throw Someone To The Wolves
  136. Throw Someone Under The Bus
  137. Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water
  138. Throw The Book At Someone
  139. Throw Your Hat In The Ring
  140. Throw Your Toys Out Of The Pram
  141. Throw Your Weight Around
  142. Thumb Your Nose At
  143. Thumbs Down and Thumbs Up
  144. Tickle Your Fancy
  145. Tickled Pink
  146. Tidy Desk Tidy Mind
  147. Tie The Knot
  148. Tied To One’s Mother’s Apron Strings
  149. Tight Rein
  150. Tight Ship
  151. Tighten Your Belt
  152. Till The Cows Come Home.
  153. Till The Pips Squeak
  154. Till You Are Blue In The Face
  155. Tilt At Windmills
  156. Time And Again
  157. Time and Tide Wait For No Man
  158. Time Does Sail.
  159. Time Flies
  160. Time Is On My Side.
  161. Time of Your Life
  162. Time-Honoured Practice
  163. Tip Of The Iceberg
  164. Tipping Point
  165. Tired and Emotional
  166. Tit For Tat
  167. To Acquit Oneself Well
  168. To Act A Part
  169. To Act Up To
  170. To Add Fuel To Fire
  171. To Advantage
  172. To A Fault
  173. To A Man
  174. To Answer A Purpose
  175. To A T
  176. To All Appearance
  177. To All Intents and Purposes
  178. To Back Up
  179. To Be All One
  180. To Bear A Grudge Against
  181. To Bear In Mind
  182. To Bear Out
  183. To Bear The Brunt Of
  184. To Be As Thick As Two Bricks
  185. To Beat About The Bush
  186. To Be At Sea
  187. To Beat The Air
  188. To Be Carried Away
  189. To Be Dog Cheap
  190. To Be Equal To The Occasion
  191. To Be Hand And Glove
  192. To Be Hard Up
  193. To Be In Keeping Worth
  194. To Be In One’s Good Books
  195. To Be In The Air
  196. To Be On The Last Legs
  197. To Be On The Wane
  198. To Be Ploughed
  199. To Be Taken Aback
  200. To Be Taken In
  201. To Be The Backbone
  202. To Be Under The Thumb Of
  203. To Be Wide Awake
  204. To Bid Fair
  205. To Blow Hot and Cold
  206. To Blow One’s Own Trumpet
  207. To Break Into
  208. To Break One’s Heart
  209. To Break Out
  210. To Break The Back Of
  211. To Break The Ground
  212. To Break The Ice
  213. To Break The Camel’s Back
  214. To Break Up With
  215. To Bring Down The House
  216. To Bring Forth
  217. To Bring Home
  218. To Bring Into Play
  219. To Bring Round
  220. To Bring To Account
  221. To Bring To Book
  222. To Bring To Light
  223. To Bring To The Altar
  224. To Burn The Candle At Both Ends
  225. To Bury The Hatchet
  226. To Call A Spade A Spade
  227. To Call For
  228. To Call Forth
  229. To Call In Question
  230. To Carry Out
  231. To Carry The Day
  232. To Carry Through
  233. To Carry Weight
  234. To Catch Hold Of
  235. To Cast A Spell On
  236. To Cast A Slur On
  237. To Cast Into The Shade
  238. To Cast One’s Lot With
  239. To Cast Pearls Before A Swine
  240. To Catch One’s Eye
  241. To Catch A Tartar
  242. To Cleanse The Augean Stables
  243. To Come About
  244. To Come Down Upon
  245. To Come Of Age
  246. To Come Cut In True Colors
  247. To Come To Grief
  248. To Come To Light To
  249. To Come To A Standstill
  250. To Come To A Head
  251. To Come To The End Of One’s Tether
  252. To Cross One’s Mind
  253. To Cry Down
  254. To Cry Up
  255. To Cry One’s Heart Out
  256. To Cry Over Spilt Milk
  257. To Cry in Wilderness
  258. To Dance Attendance Upon
  259. To Dance to The Tune of
  260. To Die By Inches
  261. To Die in Harness
  262. To Din into One’s Ears
  263. To Dispense With
  264. To Do One’s Bit
  265. To Do Yeoman’s Service
  266. To Draw A Blank
  267. To Eat The Humble Pie
  268. To Eat One’s Words
  269. To End In Fiasco
  270. To End In Smoke
  271. To Err Is Human. To Forgive Is Divine.
  272. Toe The Line
  273. To Fall Flat On
  274. To Fall Foul Of
  275. To Feel The Pulse
  276. To Fish In Troubled Waters
  277. To Fly In The Face Of
  278. To Go To The Dogs
  279. To Grease The Palm
  280. To Get Wind
  281. To Get The Sack
  282. To Get Scot Free
  283. To Get On One’s Nerves
  284. To Get The Better Of
  285. To Give A Good Account Of
  286. To Give An Affront To
  287. To Give Cold Shoulder To
  288. To Give Currency To
  289. To Give Oneself Airs
  290. To Give On The Slip
  291. To Give The Back
  292. To Give The Devil His Due
  293. To Glut The Market
  294. To Hang By A Thread
  295. To Hanker After
  296. To Have An Advantage Of
  297. To Have An Argument With
  298. To Have The Courage Of Your Convictions
  299. To Hold In Abeyance
  300. To Hold One’s Own
  301. To Little Avail
  302. Tooth and Nail
  303. To Join Hands
  304. To Keep Pace With
  305. To Keep A Good Table
  306. To Keep The Wolf From The Door
  307. To Keep Up Appearances
  308. To Keep Abreast Of
  309. To Keep Body And Soul Together
  310. To Lay Down Arms
  311. To Lay In Ashes
  312. To Look Small
  313. To Laugh In Your Sleeves
  314. To Lead To The Altar
  315. To Leave On In The Lurch
  316. To Look Down Upon
  317. To Look Sharp
  318. To Make Amends
  319. To Make An Appraisal Of
  320. To Make Neither Head Nor Tail Of
  321. To Make An Ass Of Oneself
  322. To Mince Matters
  323. Tomorrow’s Another Day
  324. To Move Heaven and Earth
  325. Tongue In Cheek
  326. To Not Account
  327. Too Big For Your Boots
  328. Too Big For Your Britches
  329. Too Many Chefs and Not Enough Indians
  330. Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth.
  331. Too Many Irons in The Fire
  332. To Open Fire
  333. To Pay The Piper
  334. To Play One’s Cards Well
  335. To Play The Ape
  336. To Put All Eggs Into One Basket
  337. To Rack One Brain
  338. To Raise An Alarm
  339. To Cry In Wilderness
  340. To Rest On One’s Oars
  341. To Rip Open Old Sores
  342. To Rub Shoulder With
  343. To Run Riot
  344. To Run Short
  345. To Run To Seed
  346. To Say Amen
  347. To Set Apart
  348. To Set One’s Heart On
  349. To Set The Thames On Fire
  350. To Show A Clean Pair Of Heels
  351. To Sink Into Oblivion
  352. To Sit On The Fence
  353. To Skip Over
  354. To Snap One’s Fingers
  355. To Sow Wild Oats
  356. To Speak Volumes For
  357. To Spin A Yarn
  358. To Split Hairs
  359. To Smell A Rat
  360. To Stand On Ceremony
  361. To Stand One In Good Stead
  362. To Stare In The Face
  363. To Steal A March Upon
  364. To Steer Clear Of
  365. To Stem The Tide Of
  366. To Step Into One’s Shoes
  367. To Stick To One’s Guns
  368. To Strain Every Nerve
  369. To Strike The Iron While It Is Hot
  370. To Submit To Arbitration
  371. To Take Account Of
  372. To Take Advantage Of
  373. To Take A Leaf Out Of His Book
  374. To Take Amiss
  375. To Take To Heart
  376. To Take Upon Oneself
  377. To Take Up The Cudgels
  378. To Talk Shop
  379. To Thank One’s Stars
  380. To The End Of Time
  381. To The Spur Of The Moment
  382. To The Tune Of
  383. To Throw Out Of Gear
  384. To Throw To The Dogs
  385. To Throw To The Winds
  386. To Tide Over
  387. To Turn Over A New Leaf
  388. To Turn Turtle
  389. To Turn Tail
  390. To Turn The Corner
  391. To Turn The Scale
  392. To Turn Up One’s Nose At
  393. Toot You Own Horn
  394. Top Dog
  395. Top Notch
  396. Touch and Go
  397. Touch Base
  398. Touch Wood
  399. Touch-and-Go
  400. Tough As Old Boots
  401. Tough Cookie
  402. Tough Luck
  403. Tough Nut To Crack
  404. Tough Row To Hoe
  405. To Weigh Anchor
  406. Trade Barbs
  407. Trafficked
  408. Trail You Coat
  409. Train of Thought
  410. Tread on Someone’s Toes
  411. Tread The Boards
  412. Tread Water
  413. Tried and Tested
  414. True Blue
  415. True Colors
  416. Trump Card
  417. Truth Will Out
  418. Tug At The Heartstrings
  419. Turf War
  420. Turn A Blind Eye
  421. Turn A Deaf Ear
  422. Turn A New Leaf
  423. Turn Something On Its Head
  424. Turn The Corner
  425. Turn The Crack
  426. Turn The Other Cheek
  427. Turn The Tables
  428. Turn Up Like A Bad Penny
  429. Turn Up One’s Toes To The Daisies.
  430. Turn Water Into Wine
  431. Turn Your Nose Up
  432. Turn Up For The Books
  433. Twenty-Four Seven
  434. Twinkling Of An Eye
  435. Twist Someone’s Arm
  436. Twisting In The Wind
  437. Two Cents
  438. Two Heads Are Better Than One.
  439. Two Left Feet
  440. Two Peas In A Pod
  441. Two Sides Of The Same Coin
  442. Two-Edged Sword
  443. Two-Faced



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