THE IDIOM CONNECTION
vanish into thin air
- to disappear without leaving a traceThe university student vanished into thin air and was never seen again.
variety is the spice of life
- life is made more interesting by doing new or different thingsMy grandmother believes that variety is the spice of life and is always starting new projects.
vent one's spleen
- to get rid of one's angry feelingsI was able to vent my spleen at the manager of our apartment for the problems that she was causing.
verge on (something)
- to come close or approach somethingThe accident verged on becoming a major disaster.
- the end of somethingWe were able to buy the very last tickets to the concert.
- the exact thing that is requiredThe new sofa was the very thing that we needed to make our house comfortable.
- agreed, all right"Very well, if you want me to go I will go with you."
- an unbroken sequence of cause and effect with bad resultsThe man had fallen into a vicious circle of drinking too much and then losing his job and then drinking even more.
vim and vigor
- energy and enthusiasmOur great aunt is always full of vim and vigor when we see her.
vote down (something) or vote (something) down
- to defeat something in a voteThe proposal to extend the opening hours of nightclubs was voted down in the election.
vote of confidence
- a vote to see if a person or political party still has the majority's supportThe government received a vote of confidence when everyone supported their new proposal.
vote of thanks
- a speech expressing appreciation and thanks to a speaker or organizerThe speaker received a vote of thanks from the audience.
vote with one's feet
- to express one's dissatisfaction with something by leaving or walking awayThe students were voting with their feet when they began to leave the science course.