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IDIOM: If I had my druthers.
MEANING: if I could do what I'd rather do
EXAMPLE: "If Bill had his druthers, he'd stay on the computer day and night."
ORIGIN: This comes from the pronunciation of "I'd rather." (If I had my "I'd rathers.")
IDIOM: (be) in and out
MEANING: to come and go from a place often
EXAMPLE: Sam was in and out of the office most of the day today.
IDIOM: in over (one's) head
MEANING: in a situation that is too difficult to handle alone
EXAMPLE: "Could you have time to help me please? I'm afraid I'm in over my head. I just can't handle ths alone."
IDIOM: in stock (adj)
MEANING: a product is available to buy or sell
EXAMPLE: "We're out of stock on the deluxe vacuum cleaner, but we have the super model in stock."
IDIOM: in the black (adj)
MEANING: profitable; not showing a financial loss
EXAMPLE: The @Home Corporation hasn't been in the black for the past year.
IDIOM: in the red (adj)
MEANING: unprofitable; showing a financial loss
EXAMPLE: The @Home Corporation has been in the red for the past year, so they filed bankruptcy.
IDIOM: in time (adj)
MEANING: not late
EXAMPLE: "Petra was in time for her meeting. In fact, she was 20 minutes early."
RELATED: on time
IDIOM: inside out (adj)
MEANING: reversed; with the inner part on the outside and the outer part on the inside
EXAMPLE: "Did you know that your shirt is inside out?!"
if the shoe fits, wear it
ill at ease
in a jam
in charge of
in hot water
in hot water
in other words
in the black
in the family way
in the hole
in the mood
in the nick of time
in the red
in the same boat
in the swing of things
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