Idioms can be a powerful linguistic tool only when they are used in the right way in the right places.
in the hole
having a score lower than zero in a game
At the beginning of the game we were in the hole but later we began to do well.
List of common idioms, their meanings and examples of their usage in sentences
A group of words which have a different meaning when used together from the one they would have if you took the meaning of each word separately.