Idioms beginning with D. Select an idiom for more details.
A done deal is an agreement or a decision that is final.
If an amount is a drop in the bucket, it's a very small portion of the amount that's needed.
If an amount is a drop in the ocean, it's a very small portion of the amount that's needed.
If you say "damned if you do and damned if you don't" you're saying that no matter what someone does, they'll be criticised for it.
If something happens day to day, it's part of your usual daily routine.
If something is de rigueur, it is necessary to have if you want to be fashionable or be accepted into a particular social scene.
If something is dead in the water, it has no chance of succeeding or of making any progress.
If you're dead to the world, you are sound asleep.
You can say a person or an organisation has deep pockets if they have lots of money.
If you dig your own grave, you do something unwise that will result in your own failure or downfall in the future.
If you dig up dirt on someone, you try to find details from their past to make them look bad in the present.
If you dig your heels in, you stubbornly resist something or refuse to change.
You can say something is dirt cheap if it costs very little money.
If you do someone's dirty work for them, you do something unpleasant for them because they don't want to do it for themselves.
If something does you the world of good, it makes you feel a lot better.
If you do your best, you do something as well as you possibly can, or to the best of your ability.
If you dot the i's and cross the t's, you do something very carefully to make sure you haven't made any mistakes.
If you're down in the dumps, or down in the mouth, you're feeling sad.
If someone is down to earth, they are practical and sensible.
If you drag your feet, or drag your heels, you do something slowly because you don't really want to do it.
If you draw a blank, you get no response when you ask for something, or get no results when you search for something.
If you are dressed to the nines, or dressed up to the nines, you are wearing very smart clothes for a special occasion.
If someone drinks like a fish, they drink a lot of alcohol.
If you drop a bombshell, you announce some shocking news.
We can say the die is cast after a decision has been made that will strongly affect a situation, and it can't be reversed.