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Halloween Idioms

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    Learn some spine tingling idioms about the spookiest time of the year.
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  • To dig one's grave
    To be responsible for one's downfall or ruin. It's a way of expressing that you've made a big mistake.
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  • Playing devil's advocate.
    To present the other side of an argument even though you don't personally support it.
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  • Like a bat out of hell.
    To move extremely quick without thought or in a panic.
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  • Stabbed in the back.
    To be betrayed by a friend or colleague.
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  • Over my dead body.
    To refuse to do something.
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  • Witch hunt.
    To unfairly seek to damage others, perhaps because of a false view of their beliefs.
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  • Not a cat in hell's chance.
    There's no chance at all.
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  • To be scared stiff.
    To get so scared you're not able to move.
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  • To make someone's blood boil.
    To make someone very angry.
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  • In cold blood.
    To do something deliberately in a ruthless manner.
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  • Skeleton in the closet/cupboard.
    To have an embarrassing secret about your past.
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  • To smell a rat.
    To suspect that something wrong or dishonest is happening.
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  • To scare the pants off someone
    To frighten someone a lot.
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  • Skeleton staff.
    The smallest number of people needed for a business to operate.
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  • Ghost town.
    A deserted place where there are few or no people.
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  • Scaredy cat.
    Someone who is easily frightened.
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  • Drop dead gorgeous.
    Someone very good looking.
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  • Night owl.
    A person who tends to stay up late.
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  • Graveyard shift.
    A work shift that happens overnight.
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  • To spill your guts.
    To confess everything.
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  • Not a chance in hell.
    It's never going to happen.
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