|Here are some editors' picks of popular and picturesque idioms in the English language: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
|zero in on
||To take aim or focus on an exact location; to converge on. The phrase comes from adjusting a sighting mechanism to the zero point.
|zig when one should zag
||To misstep or err.
|zip one's lip
||To stop talking; to be quiet. Variant: "zip it" (used as an imperative to tell another to be quiet) Examples: "zip your lip", "he was going to tell all, but fortunately he zipped his lip."
||To fall suddenly into a very deep sleep.