List of Q Idioms:

This Q idioms list is very short because there aren't many words beginning with the letter Q. As you can see, each idiom on this list has a main word that begins with the letter "Q." If you're interested, I've also covered the other letters of the alphabet: click here to go to the main idioms page

First things first:  remember that an idiom is a group of words whose meaning is different from the individual words if you looked them up separately in the dictionary.

Now, let's take a look at the most popular Q idioms. There is "no question" you can learn this list quickly since there aren't too many.

Q Idioms

QUANDARY

(in) a quandary:  in a situation where you are confused and don’t know what to do.  Example:  He’s in a quandary about whether to spend $100,000 on business school or just try to start his own business and learn from experience.  Read more examples


QUARTERS

in close quarters:  being together with others in a small space.  Example:  After having my own room and bathroom my whole life it’s been challenging to live in close quarters with roommates at the dorm.  Read more examples...


QUESTION(S)

beyond question:  there is no doubt about something.  Example:  My parents’ good intention is beyond question but they’re wrong to make me come home early just because I’m a girl.  Read more examples...


call into question (call something into question):  to make something uncertain or doubtful;  to question something.  Example:  These recent test scores call into question whether you can handle working part-time and still get good grades... read more examples


in question:  1) under consideration;  2) in dispute.  Read more examples...

  • There are two proposals in question and we hope to select one of them by the end of today’s meeting.
  • There’s no problem with the product itself.  It’s the customer service that’s in question.

no question:  definitely, without any doubt.  Example:  There's no question that my boss is pregnant—she is throwing up in the bathroom every morning and is very sensitive to smells.   Read more examples...


out of the question:  impossible; not to be considered.  Example:  My parents said a trip to Europe is out of the question until I’m 18 years old.  Read more examples...


pop the question:  to propose marriage (ask someone to marry).  Example:  I need to think of a really romantic way to pop the question to my girlfriend.  Read more examples...


without question:  definitely, without any doubt.  Example:  Without question this is the best chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted — could you share the recipe?  Read more examples...


no questions asked:  not needing to provide additional information.  Example:  This store has the best return policy!  They let me return the shoes with no questions asked, even after I wore them.  Read more examples...


QUICK

quick on the uptake:  to be able to understand something very quickly.  Example:  I already explained that to her twice. This new secretary is not quick on the uptakeRead more examples...


QUIET

quiet as a mouse:  very quiet and / or shy.  Example:  My twins couldn’t be more different:  one is a gregarious cheerleader and the other is quiet as a mouseRead more examples...


QUITE

quite a bit:  a lot of;  much.  Example:  She wanted to marry a man with quite a bit of money so she found someone who was 20 years older.  Read more examples...


quite a few:  many.  Example:  You have quite a few boyfriends, don’t you?  Read more examples...


quite a lot:  many, much.  Example:  I’m sorry I can’t go out tonight I’ve got quite a lot of homework to do.  Read more examples...


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