Idioms describing people

A Positive and negative qualities

Note also:

– He’s such an awkward customer, [difficult person to deal with]
– She’s a pain in the neck. Nobody likes her. [nuisance, difficult]
– He gets on everyone’s nerves, [irritates everybody]

B People’s ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ qualities

How people relate to the social norm

– She’s a bit of an odd-ball; very strange, [peculiar, strange]
– He’s really over the top. [very exaggerated in behaviour]
– He’s round the bend, if you ask me. [absolutely crazy/mad]
– My politics are very middle-of-the-road, [very normal; no radical ideas; neither left- nor right-wing]

Who’s who in the class? Idioms for ‘people in the classroom’