Idioms - Y
Defined: A person who is yellow-bellied is cowardly, or not at all hrave.
Example: The bus was full of yellow-bellied passengers who disappeared when the driver was attacked by two youths. /
yoke around one's neck
Defined: An obligation, commitment or restraint that becomes an oppressive burden is called a yoke around one's neck.
Example: When John lost his job, the repayments on the house became a yoke around his neck.
your don't know the half of it
Defined: This expression is used to tell someone that they know some of the facts but they don't know how bad the situation is.
Example: You don't know the half of it! He was beating her and terrorizing the children. That's why she left him.
your guess is as good as mine
Defined: When talking to another person, your guess is as good as mine means that neither of you knows the answer.
Example: "What happened to the coffee machine?" "Your guess is as good as mine!"
your money's worth
Defined: If you get your money's worth, you receive good value for the amount of money you spend.
Example: We bought a travel pass to use the public transport system and we really got our money's worth.
your wish is my command
Defined: This is a humoristic way of saying that you are willing to do whatever the other person asks.
Example: Breakfast in bed? Your wish is my command!