idioms starting with v

20+ Idioms Starting with V | List with Meaning

An idiom is a phrase or expression that typically presents a figurative, non-literal meaning attached to the phrase; but some phrases become figurative idioms while retaining the literal meaning of the phrase.

Here are the list of idioms starting with V.

Idioms Starting with V

1. Vale of tears

Meaning: This vale of tears is the world and the suffering that life brings.

2. Velvet glove

Meaning: This idiom is used to describe a person who appears gentle, but is determined and inflexible underneath. (‘Iron fist in a velvet glove’ is the full form.)

3. Vent your spleen

Meaning: If someone vents their spleen, they release all their anger about something.

4. Vicar of Bray

Meaning: A person who changes their beliefs and principles to stay popular with people above them is a Vicar of Bray.

5. Vicious circle

Meaning: A vicious circle is a sequence of events that make each other worse- someone drinks because they are unhappy at work, then loses their job… ‘Vicious cycle’ is also used.

6. Virgin territory

Meaning: If something is virgin territory, it hasn’t been explored before.

7. Volte-face

Meaning: If you do a volte-face on something, you make a sudden and complete change in your stance or position over an issue.

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