Cardinal numbers show the quantity of something (they are used for counting).

It answers the question ‘how many?’ For example: I have two dogs, three cats and eight fish.

idioms with cardinal numbers​

Many of our idioms contain numbers. Let’s look at some common expressions containing cardinal numbers.

number idioms
number idioms - zero in on
number idioms - zero to hero
number idioms - zero tolerance
number idioms
number idioms - all-in-one
number idioms - as easy as one, two, three
back to square one idiom meaning
number idioms - do one better
number idioms - from day one
number idioms - get one over on someone
number idioms - get one up on someone
number idioms - go in one ear and out the other
number idioms - have one too many
number idioms - hole in one
number idioms - I for one
number idioms - in one fell swoop
number idioms - in one piece
number idioms - in one
one idioms - like one of the family
number idioms - look after/out for number one
number idioms - more than one way to skin a cat
number idioms - number one
number idioms - off on one
number idioms - one and all
number idioms - one by one
one phrases - one foot in the grave
one phrases - one for the road
one phrases - one in a million
one phrases - one of these days
one phrases - one step ahead
one phrases - one swallow doesn’t make a summer
one phrases - one thing leads to another
one expressions - one trick pony
one expressions - one-hit wonder
one expressions - one-horse town
one expressions - one-liner
one expressions - one-night stand
one expressions - one-off
one expressions - one-track mind
one idioms - owe someone one
one idioms - pull a fast one
one idioms - rolled into one
one idioms - the one and only
one idioms - the one that got away
number idioms
number idioms - as easy as one, two, three
number idioms - don't give two hoots about
number idioms - eat for two
number idioms - goody two-shoes
number idioms - have two left feet
number idioms - haven’t got two pennies
number idioms - in two minds
number idioms - in two shakes of a lamb’s tail
number idioms - it takes two to tango
number idioms - know a trick or two
number idioms - lesser of two evils
number idioms - no two ways about it
number idioms - put one’s two cents in
number idioms - put two and two together
number idioms - stand on one’s own two feet
number idioms - teach someone a thing or two
number idioms - that makes two of us
number idioms - two can play at that game
number idioms - two peas in a pod
number idioms - two way street
number idioms - two-faced
number idioms - two-horse race
number idioms - two-time someone
number idioms - two-timer
number idioms
number idioms - as easy as one, two, three
number idioms - three cheers
number idioms - three sheets to the wind
number idioms - three strikes and you’re out
number idioms
number idioms (four) - four corners of the earth
number idioms (four) - four-eyes
number idioms (four) - on all fours
number idioms (four) - twenty four seven
number idioms
number idioms - fiver
number idioms - five-finger discount
number idioms - five o’clock shadow
number idioms - high-five
number idioms - take five
number idioms
number idioms - at sixes and sevens
number idioms - knock someone for six
number idioms - six feet under
number idioms - six of one and half a dozen of the other
number idioms - six-pack
number idioms
number idioms - at sixes and sevens
number idioms - seven-year itch
number idioms - twenty four seven
number idioms
number idioms - a stitch in time saves nine
number idioms - dress to the nines
number idioms - on cloud nine
number idioms - nine times out of ten
number idioms - nine to five
number idioms - possession is nine tenths of the law
number idioms
number idioms - nine times out of ten
number idioms - perfect ten
number idioms - possession is nine tenths of the law
number idioms - ten a penny