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Idioms - P

Pack a Wallop:

To be very strong.

Wow! That hot sauce really packs a wallop!


Pain in the neck:

Something that is very annoying.

Using this outdated smartphone is a pain in the neck. I should get a new one.


Pedal to the metal:

To go very fast, usually in a car.

Don’t drive like a grandma. Put the pedal to the metal!


Pie in the sky:

A very unlikely or fanciful idea.

Think of a realistic solution, not one of your pie in the sky ideas!


Piece of Cake:

Very simple to do.

Finishing that math problem was a piece of cake. Give me something more difficult!

Pig Out:

To eat a lot.

He really pigged out on that pizza!



Pity Party:

When you feel sorry for yourself and want others to feel sorry for you too.

Don't worry about her. She's just throwing herself a pity party.


Point blank:

To say something in a blunt way.

He told me point blank that I was ugly!


Pull the Plug:

To stop something.

The investor pulled the plug on our company, so we closed.


Pulling Your Leg:


Come on, don’t be angry! I was just pulling your leg!


Put in the Time:

Give lots of effort (and time) required to accomplish your goal. 

You've gotta put in the time to speak English well.


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