a feather in one's cap
Synonyms and Antonyms of a feather in one's cap
- Breaking the story for her newspaper was a a feather in her cap.
- Winning the lawsuit for her client would be a significant feather in her cap.
beat one's brains out (about)
Synonyms and Antonyms of beat one's brains out (about)
- He beat his brains out trying to come up with a solution.
bee in one's bonnet
Synonyms and Antonyms of bee in one's bonnet
- She suddenly got a bee in her bonnet to quit her job and become a painter.
bide one's time
Synonyms and Antonyms of bide one's time
- decided to bide her time until she had an opportunity to switch jobs
blow one's cool
Synonyms and Antonyms of blow one's cool
- He blew his cool when the tailgater rear-ended him.
- The movie star tolerated the constant attention of the paparazzi, but finally blew her cool when one asked about her recent divorce.
blow one's mind
Synonyms and Antonyms of blow one's mind
- The disappearing trick completely blew my mind.
blow one's stack
Synonyms and Antonyms of blow one's stack
- The customer blew his stack when the server spilled a drink on him.
blow one's top
Synonyms and Antonyms of blow one's top
- When her flight was cancelled she blew her top.
burn one's ears
Synonyms and Antonyms of burn one's ears
- She burned his ears for not wearing a seatbelt.
by one's own bootstraps
Synonyms and Antonyms of by one's own bootstraps
- After years of struggling, she managed to pull herself up by her own bootstraps and start on a better path.
by the skin of one's teeth
Synonyms and Antonyms of by the skin of one's teeth
- They won the contest by the skin of their teeth.
catch one's breath
Synonyms and Antonyms of catch one's breath
- I need a second to catch my breath before we move on with this discussion.
catch one's eye
Synonyms and Antonyms of catch one's eye
- This necklace just caught my eye and I couldn't resist buying it.
change one's mind (about)
Synonyms and Antonyms of change one's mind (about)
- If you change your mind about going to the party, we'll all be there.
chip on one's shoulder
Synonyms and Antonyms of chip on one's shoulder
- It was clear from the tone of his writing that the man had a chip on his shoulder.
acidity, biliousness, captiousness, crankiness, crossness, disagreeableness, fractiousness, fretfulness, grouchiness, grumpiness, huffiness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, irritableness, orneriness, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, querulousness, rudeness, surliness, testiness, waspishness
clean up one's act
Synonyms and Antonyms of clean up one's act
- If you want to land a decent job, you need to clean up your act.
close one's doors (to)
Synonyms and Antonyms of close one's doors (to)
- The company closed its doors to would-be investors.
close one's eyes to
Synonyms and Antonyms of close one's eyes to
- They closed their eyes to the injustices taking place in their community.
come into one's own
Synonyms and Antonyms of come into one's own
- That intern has really come into her own over the past year.
cool one's heels
Synonyms and Antonyms of cool one's heels
- They cooled their heels at the table for almost half an hour before the waiter appeared.
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