A List of Idioms Starting With ‘B’

There are idioms listed below. These ones start with the letter B. Their meaning is underneath each one. For further details on an expression, give it a click (or tap).


B‘ – Idioms

Back To Square One
To go back to the beginning; back to the drawing board.


Back To The Drawing Board
Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt.


Barking Up The Wrong Tree
To make a wrong assumption about something.


Beating a Dead Horse
To bring up an issue that has already been resolved.


Beating Around The Bush
Someone who is beating around the bush is someone who avoids the main point.


Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
What is nice looking to one person might be ugly to another; people’s opinions can differ on what is beautiful.


Better Safe Than Sorry
It’s better to choose the safer option than a riskier one that you may later regret.


Between a Rock And a Hard Place
Being faced with two difficult choices, where neither are satisfactory.


Birds Of a Feather Flock Together
People tend to associate with others who share similar interests or values.


Break The Ice
Breaking down a social stiffness.


Bull In a China Shop
Someone who breaks things due to clumsiness.


Burst Your Bubble
Giving someone news or information that will disappoint them.