List of Idioms Walk
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LIST OF IDIOMS WALK
A List of Idioms all containing the word 'walk'.+ Nouns, Verbs and Phrasal Verbs.
(walks, walking, walked) to move on foot at an ordinary speed. Sometimes I go to work by car, but usually I walk.
A journey on foot. The weather's nice today. Let's go for a long walk.
A path, a route for walking. In Santander there's a good walk along the cliffs.
a way of walking. Charlie Chaplin had a funny walk.
Walk of life, a job or profession. What walk of life are you in? I'm a lawyer.
somebody who walks.
a portable radio telephone.
A stick used by a person when walking.
an easy victory. The tennis player couldn't finish his game because of injury, so his opponent had a walk-over into the next round.
Walk away from
Leave something you don't like. Example: You have to face your problems you can't just WALK AWAY FROM them.
Walk away with
Win easily. Example: He was a much better boxer and he WALKED AWAY WITH the fight.
Walk in on
Enter somewhere unexpectedly and see something. Example: He WALKED IN ON them planning to sack him.
Get work without effort. Example: She WALKED INTO a great job straight after university.
Be unaware of the presence of something and enter it (a trap). Example: You WALKED INTO that one [You became victim to a trap I set, perhaps playing cards].
Be unaware of the presence of something and bump into it (an obstruction) Example: I WALKED INTO a door and broke my nose.
Go for a walk to reduce the effects of an illness or bad feeling. Example: He tried to WALK OFF his hangover.
Walk off with
Win easily. Example: He WALKED OFF WITH the first prize in the gardening competition.
Walk off with
Take something without permission or steal. Example: I left my umbrella at the pub and someone WALKED OFF WITH it.
Continue walking. Example: She saw the accident but just WALKED ON as she didn't want to become involved.
Leave work because of a dispute with the management. Example: The workers WALKED OUT because they wanted higher wages.
Leave a place angrily or because you are not satisfied. Example: The film was boring so I WALKED OUT halfway through.
Walk out on
Leave somebody angrily. Example: He was always arguing with his wife and he WALKED OUT ON her last year.
Go to someone. Example: A man WALKED UP and asked me the way to the station.
Walking on air
If you are walking on air, you are so happy that you feel as if you could float.
Walking time bomb
A person whose behaviour is erratic and totally unpredictable is a walking time-bomb.
A very knowledgeable person is a walking encyclopedia.
Walking on broken glass
When a person is punished for something. e.g. 'She had me walking on broken glass.'
Walk the plank
If someone walks the plank, they are going toward their own destruction or downfall.
Walk a tightrope
If you walk a tightrope, you have to be very careful not to annoy or anger people who could become enemies.
Walk a fine line
If you have to walk a fine line, you have to be very careful not to annoy or anger people or groups that are competing. ('Walk a thin line' is an alternative.)
Walk in the park
An undertaking that is easy is a walk in the park.
Walk on eggshells
If you have to walk on eggshells when with someone, you have to be very careful because they get angry or offended very easily.
Walk the green mile
Someone or something that is walking the green mile is heading towards the inevitable.
Walk a mile in my shoes
This idiom means that you should try to understand someone before criticising them.
Cock of the walk
A man who is excessively confident and thinks he's better than other people is the cock of the walk.
Run before you walk
If someone tries to run before they can walk, they try to do something requiring a high level of knowledge before they have learned the basics.
Dead man walking
A dead man walking is someone who is in great trouble and will certainly get punished, or lose their job or position, etc, soon.