a dime a dozen

The meaning of "a dime a dozen" is:

(idiom) regular, boring, common, worthless

What is the definition of "a dime a dozen"?

The definition of "a dime a dozen" is:

(idiom) regular, boring, common, worthless


"a dime a dozen" means

(idiom) regular, boring, common, worthless

Example Sentences:

Rude people in New York City are a dime a dozen. Everywhere you go, there are rude people!

A: Do you like my new car? It’s a Honda Civic.
B: Um, it’s alright. It’s a dime a dozen, though. Everyone has one.
A: I hate you.

English teachers in Korea are a dime a dozen. There are so many English speakers here!

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acquired taste

The meaning of "acquired taste" is:

(idiom) something that you begin to like after trying it many times. (more…)

What is the definition of "acquired taste"?

The definition of "acquired taste" is:

(idiom) something that you begin to like after trying it many times. (more…)


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against all odds

The meaning of "against all odds" is:

(idiom) even though something seems completely impossible (more…)

What is the definition of "against all odds"?

The definition of "against all odds" is:

(idiom) even though something seems completely impossible (more…)


"against all odds" means

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ain’t

The meaning of "ain’t" is:

(idiom) (slang) am not, are not, is not, has not, and have not.

What is the definition of "ain’t"?

The definition of "ain’t" is:

(idiom) (slang) am not, are not, is not, has not, and have not.


"ain’t" means

(idiom) (slang) am not, are not, is not, has not, and have not.

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all bark and no bite

The meaning of "all bark and no bite" is:

all talk and no action

What is the definition of "all bark and no bite"?

The definition of "all bark and no bite" is:

all talk and no action


"all bark and no bite" means

all talk and no action

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all for the best

The meaning of "all for the best" is:

(idiom) a bad situation has some positives (more…)

What is the definition of "all for the best"?

The definition of "all for the best" is:

(idiom) a bad situation has some positives (more…)


"all for the best" means

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all good

The meaning of "all good" is:

everything is fine

What is the definition of "all good"?

The definition of "all good" is:

everything is fine


"all good" means

everything is fine

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all hell breaks loose

The meaning of "all hell breaks loose" is:

everything becomes crazy, disorganized, chaotic

What is the definition of "all hell breaks loose"?

The definition of "all hell breaks loose" is:

everything becomes crazy, disorganized, chaotic


"all hell breaks loose" means

everything becomes crazy, disorganized, chaotic

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ants in one’s pants

The meaning of "ants in one’s pants" is:

(idiom) to be restless (more…)

What is the definition of "ants in one’s pants"?

The definition of "ants in one’s pants" is:

(idiom) to be restless (more…)


"ants in one’s pants" means

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April fool’s!

The meaning of "April fool’s!" is:

(idiom) usually said after pulling a prank on someone on April 1st

What is the definition of "April fool’s!"?

The definition of "April fool’s!" is:

(idiom) usually said after pulling a prank on someone on April 1st


"April fool’s!" means

(idiom) usually said after pulling a prank on someone on April 1st

Example Sentences:

Teenager: Mom, dad, I’m pregnant!
Mom: What? I don’t believe it!
Teenager: April fool’s! I’m just kidding!

asshat

The meaning of "asshat" is:

(slang) a terrible person, a person who acts in a rude or offensive way

What is the definition of "asshat"?

The definition of "asshat" is:

(slang) a terrible person, a person who acts in a rude or offensive way


"asshat" means

(slang) a terrible person, a person who acts in a rude or offensive way

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at a crossroads

The meaning of "at a crossroads" is:

(idiom) at a point in one’s life where important decisions about the future must be made

What is the definition of "at a crossroads"?

The definition of "at a crossroads" is:

(idiom) at a point in one’s life where important decisions about the future must be made


"at a crossroads" means

(idiom) at a point in one’s life where important decisions about the future must be made

Example Sentences:

Thomas was at a crossroads when he had to decide between going to law school, medical school, or barber college.

When my boyfriend asked me to marry him, I felt like I was at a crossroads, and I didn’t know what to do!

at one’s wits’ end

The meaning of "at one’s wits’ end" is:

(idiom) to be confused, overwhelmed, and unsure what to do

What is the definition of "at one’s wits’ end"?

The definition of "at one’s wits’ end" is:

(idiom) to be confused, overwhelmed, and unsure what to do


"at one’s wits’ end" means

(idiom) to be confused, overwhelmed, and unsure what to do

Example Sentences:

The confused student was at her wits’ end because she didn’t know what to do after graduation.

A: Are you okay?
B: No, I’m at my wits’ end!
A: Why?
B: I think my boyfriend is seeing another girl secretly!
A: Oh no!

Shawn’s wife left him, his children are always misbehaving, and he just got fired. He is at his wits’ end, and he doesn’t know what to do!
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b and b

The meaning of "b and b" is:

bed and breakfast

What is the definition of "b and b"?

The definition of "b and b" is:

bed and breakfast


"b and b" means

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back to the drawing board

The meaning of "back to the drawing board" is:

(idiom) an idea has to go back to the beginning because it was unsuccessful

What is the definition of "back to the drawing board"?

The definition of "back to the drawing board" is:

(idiom) an idea has to go back to the beginning because it was unsuccessful


"back to the drawing board" means

(idiom) an idea has to go back to the beginning because it was unsuccessful

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baloney

The meaning of "baloney" is:

(idiom) nonsense

What is the definition of "baloney"?

The definition of "baloney" is:

(idiom) nonsense


"baloney" means

(idiom) nonsense

Example Sentences:

A: Did you hear the news?
B: What news?
A: I’ve got a date tonight. With Angelina Jolie!
B: That’s baloney.

The salesman was talking baloney when he told the woman that his new vacuum could clean her whole house in 5 minutes.

baloney

bang for one’s buck

The meaning of "bang for one’s buck" is:

(idiom) to get a good value for the things one buys (more…)

What is the definition of "bang for one’s buck"?

The definition of "bang for one’s buck" is:

(idiom) to get a good value for the things one buys (more…)


"bang for one’s buck" means

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barf up one’s guts

The meaning of "barf up one’s guts" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

What is the definition of "barf up one’s guts"?

The definition of "barf up one’s guts" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick


"barf up one’s guts" means

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

Example Sentence:

On the weekend I got sick and barfed my guts up!

A: Where is Thomas?
B: He is barfing his guts up in the washroom because he drank too much tequila!

If I eat that fish I will barf my guts up! I am allergic to fish!

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bark up the wrong tree

The meaning of "bark up the wrong tree" is:

(idiom) to make the wrong choice when thinking about two or more options

What is the definition of "bark up the wrong tree"?

The definition of "bark up the wrong tree" is:

(idiom) to make the wrong choice when thinking about two or more options


"bark up the wrong tree" means

(idiom) to make the wrong choice when thinking about two or more options

Example Sentences:

The boss always barks up the wrong tree every time there is a problem. She always gets mad at the wrong department.

My mother barked up the wrong tree when she accused me of stealing. It was my sister!

If you think that I ate your food, you’re barking up the wrong tree. I wasn’t even home this weekend!

If he’s planning to go to Law school, he’s barking up the wrong tree by studying medicine.

Media:

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be easier said than done

The meaning of "be easier said than done" is:

(idiom) something is more easily talked about than actually done

What is the definition of "be easier said than done"?

The definition of "be easier said than done" is:

(idiom) something is more easily talked about than actually done


"be easier said than done" means

(idiom) something is more easily talked about than actually done

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beats me

The meaning of "beats me" is:

(idiom) I have no idea

What is the definition of "beats me"?

The definition of "beats me" is:

(idiom) I have no idea


"beats me" means

(idiom) I have no idea

Example Sentence:

A: What is the capital of Canada?
B: Beats me.
A: Try and guess.
B: Toronto?
A: No, it’s Ottawa.

Boyfriend: What time does the movie start?
Girlfriend: Beats me.
Boyfriend: We’d better find out or we will be late.

begin to dawn on someone

The meaning of "begin to dawn on someone" is:

(idiom) someone slowly starts to realize or understand something

What is the definition of "begin to dawn on someone"?

The definition of "begin to dawn on someone" is:

(idiom) someone slowly starts to realize or understand something


"begin to dawn on someone" means

(idiom) someone slowly starts to realize or understand something

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behind the eight ball

The meaning of "behind the eight ball" is:

(idiom) at a serious disadvantage

What is the definition of "behind the eight ball"?

The definition of "behind the eight ball" is:

(idiom) at a serious disadvantage


"behind the eight ball" means

(idiom) at a serious disadvantage

Example Sentences:

A: How are things at your new job?
B: Well, I’m behind the eight ball because everyone speaks Portuguese except me!
A: That’s unlucky!

The young baseball player was behind the eight ball because he was the smallest member of his team.

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best bet

The meaning of "best bet" is:

best chance for success

What is the definition of "best bet"?

The definition of "best bet" is:

best chance for success


"best bet" means

best chance for success

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betcha

The meaning of "betcha" is:

(slang) (idiom) I bet you

What is the definition of "betcha"?

The definition of "betcha" is:

(slang) (idiom) I bet you


"betcha" means

(slang) (idiom) I bet you

Example Sentences:

Betcha can’t lift 200 kilos like I can!

A: My new boyfriend is so handsome and successful.
B: Is he?
A: Yeah. He is a model and has his own business.
B: Betcha my boyfriend is better than yours! He’s an actor and lawyer!

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bite the hand that feeds one

The meaning of "bite the hand that feeds one" is:

(idiom) to hurt a person that helps one

What is the definition of "bite the hand that feeds one"?

The definition of "bite the hand that feeds one" is:

(idiom) to hurt a person that helps one


"bite the hand that feeds one" means

(idiom) to hurt a person that helps one

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blessing in disguise

The meaning of "blessing in disguise" is:

(idiom) something that seems terrible, but actually produces positive results (more…)

What is the definition of "blessing in disguise"?

The definition of "blessing in disguise" is:

(idiom) something that seems terrible, but actually produces positive results (more…)


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blockbuster

The meaning of "blockbuster" is:

a movie that is popular and makes a lot of money

What is the definition of "blockbuster"?

The definition of "blockbuster" is:

a movie that is popular and makes a lot of money


"blockbuster" means

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blow

The meaning of "blow" is:

to spend money carelessly

What is the definition of "blow"?

The definition of "blow" is:

to spend money carelessly


"blow" means

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book in advance

The meaning of "book in advance" is:

to make a reservation

What is the definition of "book in advance"?

The definition of "book in advance" is:

to make a reservation


"book in advance" means

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booked solid

The meaning of "booked solid" is:

to be completely full

What is the definition of "booked solid"?

The definition of "booked solid" is:

to be completely full


"booked solid" means

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bottle it up

The meaning of "bottle it up" is:

act in a way that doesn’t show any emotions

What is the definition of "bottle it up"?

The definition of "bottle it up" is:

act in a way that doesn’t show any emotions


"bottle it up" means

act in a way that doesn’t show any emotions

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break a leg

The meaning of "break a leg" is:

(idiom) good luck!

What is the definition of "break a leg"?

The definition of "break a leg" is:

(idiom) good luck!


"break a leg" means

(idiom) good luck!

Example Sentences:

A: I have a presentation to do today!
B: Break a leg! I hope it goes well!

The actor was told to break a leg as he prepared to go on stage.

From the News:

Break a leg, say gamblers, as Mills enters dance contest

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bring it on

The meaning of "bring it on" is:

(idiom) let’s see how good you are

What is the definition of "bring it on"?

The definition of "bring it on" is:

(idiom) let’s see how good you are


"bring it on" means

(idiom) let’s see how good you are

Example Sentences:

The football team challenged their rivals to bring it on as they ran onto the field.

A: Your girlfriend is ugly.
B: What did you say?
A: I said, she’s ugly.
B: Do you want to fight?
A: Bring it on!!

Note:

bring it on is usually used before challenging someone to a competition or fight

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bring the house down

The meaning of "bring the house down" is:

(idiom) make an audience cheer loudly and excitedly (more…)

What is the definition of "bring the house down"?

The definition of "bring the house down" is:

(idiom) make an audience cheer loudly and excitedly (more…)


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brush with fame

The meaning of "brush with fame" is:

(idiom) a brief moment where a person is famous

What is the definition of "brush with fame"?

The definition of "brush with fame" is:

(idiom) a brief moment where a person is famous


"brush with fame" means

(idiom) a brief moment where a person is famous

Example Sentences:

The happy young man had a brush with fame when he appeared on the news.

I had a brush with fame when I put that video up on Tube! I got 2000 views!

bucks

The meaning of "bucks" is:

dollars (informal)

What is the definition of "bucks"?

The definition of "bucks" is:

dollars (informal)


"bucks" means

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bummed

The meaning of "bummed" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

What is the definition of "bummed"?

The definition of "bummed" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way


"bummed" means

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

Example Sentence:

I’m sorry I’ve been so bummed lately. I’m just upset because my girlfriend left me.

Anna is bummed because her father just died.

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bummed out

The meaning of "bummed out" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

What is the definition of "bummed out"?

The definition of "bummed out" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way


"bummed out" means

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

Example Sentence:

I’m sorry I’ve been so bummed out lately. I’m just upset because my girlfriend left me.

Anna is bummed out because her father just died.

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bumped up/down

The meaning of "bumped up/down" is:

to be moved from your paid seat to a seat of different value

What is the definition of "bumped up/down"?

The definition of "bumped up/down" is:

to be moved from your paid seat to a seat of different value


"bumped up/down" means

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burn off

The meaning of "burn off" is:

to clear up, to become less cloudy

What is the definition of "burn off"?

The definition of "burn off" is:

to clear up, to become less cloudy


"burn off" means

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burn the candle at both ends

The meaning of "burn the candle at both ends" is:

(idiom) to go to bed very late and wake up very early to do a lot of work

What is the definition of "burn the candle at both ends"?

The definition of "burn the candle at both ends" is:

(idiom) to go to bed very late and wake up very early to do a lot of work


"burn the candle at both ends" means

(idiom) to go to bed very late and wake up very early to do a lot of work

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burn the midnight oil

The meaning of "burn the midnight oil" is:

(idiom) to go to bed very late and wake up very early to do a lot of work

What is the definition of "burn the midnight oil"?

The definition of "burn the midnight oil" is:

(idiom) to go to bed very late and wake up very early to do a lot of work


"burn the midnight oil" means

(idiom) to go to bed very late and wake up very early to do a lot of work

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burn through money

The meaning of "burn through money" is:

to spend money very quickly

What is the definition of "burn through money"?

The definition of "burn through money" is:

to spend money very quickly


"burn through money" means

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burnt out

The meaning of "burnt out" is:

to be very tired from doing something too much

What is the definition of "burnt out"?

The definition of "burnt out" is:

to be very tired from doing something too much


"burnt out" means

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bust one’s ass

The meaning of "bust one’s ass" is:

to work really hard

What is the definition of "bust one’s ass"?

The definition of "bust one’s ass" is:

to work really hard


"bust one’s ass" means

Practice this idiom with the idioMeanings eBookto work really hard

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butterflies in one’s stomach

The meaning of "butterflies in one’s stomach" is:

(idiom) to be very nervous about something

What is the definition of "butterflies in one’s stomach"?

The definition of "butterflies in one’s stomach" is:

(idiom) to be very nervous about something


"butterflies in one’s stomach" means

(idiom) to be very nervous about something

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buy something

The meaning of "buy something" is:

to believe something that is not true

What is the definition of "buy something"?

The definition of "buy something" is:

to believe something that is not true


"buy something" means

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by hook or by crook

The meaning of "by hook or by crook" is:

by any means necessary

What is the definition of "by hook or by crook"?

The definition of "by hook or by crook" is:

by any means necessary


"by hook or by crook" means

by any means necessary

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by leaps and bounds

The meaning of "by leaps and bounds" is:

(idiom) with extremely quick progress

What is the definition of "by leaps and bounds"?

The definition of "by leaps and bounds" is:

(idiom) with extremely quick progress


"by leaps and bounds" means

(idiom) with extremely quick progress

Example Sentence:

My English has improved by leaps and bounds since I started studying at PLI.

Sally’s health improved by leaps and bounds after she started exercising.

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bye!

The meaning of "bye!" is:

goodbye (more…)

What is the definition of "bye!"?

The definition of "bye!" is:

goodbye (more…)


"bye!" means

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call it a wash

The meaning of "call it a wash" is:

(idiom) to decide that something is equal and even

What is the definition of "call it a wash"?

The definition of "call it a wash" is:

(idiom) to decide that something is equal and even


"call it a wash" means

(idiom) to decide that something is equal and even

Example Sentence:

A: You owe me $50 for dinner.
B: Well, you owe me $55 for dessert.
A: I think we should call it a wash. Let’s go to our movie!

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call it even

The meaning of "call it even" is:

(idiom) to decide that something is equal and even

What is the definition of "call it even"?

The definition of "call it even" is:

(idiom) to decide that something is equal and even


"call it even" means

(idiom) to decide that something is equal and even

Example Sentence:

A: You owe me $50 for dinner.
B: Well, you owe me $55 for dessert.
A: I think we should call it even. Let’s go to our movie!

calm before the storm

The meaning of "calm before the storm" is:

a period of quiet before a very busy or stressful time

What is the definition of "calm before the storm"?

The definition of "calm before the storm" is:

a period of quiet before a very busy or stressful time


"calm before the storm" means

a period of quiet before a very busy or stressful time

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can do something blindfolded

The meaning of "can do something blindfolded" is:

(idiom) an activity is very easy to do (more…)

What is the definition of "can do something blindfolded"?

The definition of "can do something blindfolded" is:

(idiom) an activity is very easy to do (more…)


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can’t make heads or tails of it

The meaning of "can’t make heads or tails of it" is:

(idiom) something is too difficult or complicated for someone to understand

What is the definition of "can’t make heads or tails of it"?

The definition of "can’t make heads or tails of it" is:

(idiom) something is too difficult or complicated for someone to understand


"can’t make heads or tails of it" means

(idiom) something is too difficult or complicated for someone to understand

Example Sentences:

A: Do you ever wonder if God is real?
B: That stuff is so difficult I can’t make heads or tails of it.

Before the Olympics, Angelina tried to learn how to speak Chinese. Unfortunately, she couldn’t make heads or tails of it, and she quit after only 3 weeks.

A: What do you think of the new professor?
B: I can’t make heads or tails of his teaching style. I can’t understand what he’s talking about.

Michael can’t make heads or tails of Physics.

From the Blogs:

Can’t make heads or tails of this coin

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can’t put my finger on it

The meaning of "can’t put my finger on it" is:

(idiom) can’t figure out or understand something

What is the definition of "can’t put my finger on it"?

The definition of "can’t put my finger on it" is:

(idiom) can’t figure out or understand something


"can’t put my finger on it" means

(idiom) can’t figure out or understand something

Example Sentences:

A: Something is different about you, but I can’t put my finger on it.
B: I got a haircut.
A: That’s it! You look fabulous!

The rice tasted different, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. Then I realized that I forgot to add the salt!

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carry-on

The meaning of "carry-on" is:

baggage that you take on an airplane

What is the definition of "carry-on"?

The definition of "carry-on" is:

baggage that you take on an airplane


"carry-on" means

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cat got your tongue

The meaning of "cat got your tongue" is:

(idiom) your silence is suspicious (more…)

What is the definition of "cat got your tongue"?

The definition of "cat got your tongue" is:

(idiom) your silence is suspicious (more…)


"cat got your tongue" means

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catch some rays

The meaning of "catch some rays" is:

to suntan

What is the definition of "catch some rays"?

The definition of "catch some rays" is:

to suntan


"catch some rays" means

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caught red handed

The meaning of "caught red handed" is:

to be caught doing something bad

What is the definition of "caught red handed"?

The definition of "caught red handed" is:

to be caught doing something bad


"caught red handed" means

to be caught doing something bad

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caught with your pants down

The meaning of "caught with your pants down" is:

(idiom) found in an embarrassing situation

What is the definition of "caught with your pants down"?

The definition of "caught with your pants down" is:

(idiom) found in an embarrassing situation


"caught with your pants down" means

(idiom) found in an embarrassing situation

Example Sentences:

I drank too much at our work party last week. I got caught with my pants down when the boss saw me! I was so embarrassed!

My roommate was caught with his pants down when my girlfriend accidentally saw him naked in the shower.

Mark caught me with my pants down when he came into the bathroom without knocking.

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change of pace

The meaning of "change of pace" is:

(idiom) a change from one type of activity to another,

What is the definition of "change of pace"?

The definition of "change of pace" is:

(idiom) a change from one type of activity to another,


"change of pace" means

(idiom) a change from one type of activity to another,

Example Sentence:

A: I’m bored.
B: Well, how about a change of pace. Why don’t we go to a movie?

I decided I needed a change of pace, so I chose a new career.

check in

The meaning of "check in" is:

to go to the airline desk to get one’s boarding pass

What is the definition of "check in"?

The definition of "check in" is:

to go to the airline desk to get one’s boarding pass


"check in" means

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check someone out

The meaning of "check someone out" is:

to look at someone in order to form an opinion

What is the definition of "check someone out"?

The definition of "check someone out" is:

to look at someone in order to form an opinion


"check someone out" means

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cheers

The meaning of "cheers" is:

(idiom) a way of expressing thanks

What is the definition of "cheers"?

The definition of "cheers" is:

(idiom) a way of expressing thanks


"cheers" means

(idiom) a way of expressing thanks

Example Sentences:

Cheers! Thanks for your question! We’ll email you back soon!

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cheers (2)

The meaning of "cheers (2)" is:

(idiom) a way to express good wishes, especially before drinking

What is the definition of "cheers (2)"?

The definition of "cheers (2)" is:

(idiom) a way to express good wishes, especially before drinking


"cheers (2)" means

(idiom) a way to express good wishes, especially before drinking

Example Sentences:

Let’s all wish Sally a happy birthday. Cheers everyone!

Tom shouted “Cheers!!” and everyone had a drink of wine.

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chin up

The meaning of "chin up" is:

(idiom) remain cheerful during a difficult period, don’t give up

What is the definition of "chin up"?

The definition of "chin up" is:

(idiom) remain cheerful during a difficult period, don’t give up


"chin up" means

(idiom) remain cheerful during a difficult period, don’t give up

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clean break

The meaning of "clean break" is:

(idiom) completely remove yourself from a bad situation

What is the definition of "clean break"?

The definition of "clean break" is:

(idiom) completely remove yourself from a bad situation


"clean break" means

(idiom) completely remove yourself from a bad situation

Example Sentences:

The girl knew her boyfriend was a loser, so she ended their relationship to get a clean break.

Employee 1: I heard you’re quitting.
Employee 2: Yeah, I am.
Employee 1: Why?
Employee 2: I’m sick of being a lawyer.
Employee 1: Are you going to get a new job with another law firm?
Employee 2: No, I want a clean break. I’m going to go back to school to become an English teacher.
Employee 1: Fantastic!

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cold feet

The meaning of "cold feet" is:

(idiom) sudden nervousness about something you have to do

What is the definition of "cold feet"?

The definition of "cold feet" is:

(idiom) sudden nervousness about something you have to do


"cold feet" means

(idiom) sudden nervousness about something you have to do

Example Sentences:

The groom got cold feet before the wedding, and his friends had to calm him down.

Mike wanted to give the speech at the conference, but he got cold feet at the last second, and was unable to speak.

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come off it

The meaning of "come off it" is:

(idiom) I don’t believe you

What is the definition of "come off it"?

The definition of "come off it" is:

(idiom) I don’t believe you


"come off it" means

(idiom) I don’t believe you

Example Sentence:

You’re going to Jamaica for your vacation? Come off it, are you serious?

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come out of nowhere

The meaning of "come out of nowhere" is:

a total surprise

What is the definition of "come out of nowhere"?

The definition of "come out of nowhere" is:

a total surprise


"come out of nowhere" means

a total surprise

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come rain or shine

The meaning of "come rain or shine" is:

no matter what happens

What is the definition of "come rain or shine"?

The definition of "come rain or shine" is:

no matter what happens


"come rain or shine" means

no matter what happens

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come through for someone

The meaning of "come through for someone" is:

(idiom) to support someone during a difficult situation

What is the definition of "come through for someone"?

The definition of "come through for someone" is:

(idiom) to support someone during a difficult situation


"come through for someone" means

(idiom) to support someone during a difficult situation

Example Sentence:

Son: Dad, I was driving on the highway and I got a flat tire. Can you pick me up?
Dad: Don’t worry, son. I’ll come through for you! I’ll be there soon!

I really came through for my friend when I helped her get out of trouble with the police.

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cool one’s heels

The meaning of "cool one’s heels" is:

(idiom) being forced to wait for something

What is the definition of "cool one’s heels"?

The definition of "cool one’s heels" is:

(idiom) being forced to wait for something


"cool one’s heels" means

(idiom) being forced to wait for something

Example Sentences:

Customer: I would like to buy an iPhone right now, please.
Employee: I’m sorry, but you have to cool your heels, sir. Lots of people have been waiting longer than you.

Sharon cooled her heels in a park while waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up.

A: Are you ready to go to the beach?
B: I can’t. I’m cooling my heels until my mom comes home so I can borrow her car.
A: Hurry up!

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cool one’s heels

The meaning of "cool one’s heels" is:

(idiom) to be forced to wait (more…)

What is the definition of "cool one’s heels"?

The definition of "cool one’s heels" is:

(idiom) to be forced to wait (more…)


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cost an arm and a leg

The meaning of "cost an arm and a leg" is:

(idiom) costs a lot of money, is very expensive

What is the definition of "cost an arm and a leg"?

The definition of "cost an arm and a leg" is:

(idiom) costs a lot of money, is very expensive


"cost an arm and a leg" means

(idiom) costs a lot of money, is very expensive

Example Sentence:

The man’s new sports car cost an arm and a leg.

A: Do you want to go to that new restaurant?
B: No
A: Why not?
B: Because everything there costs an arm and a leg. It’s too expensive for me.

The young woman’s gambling addiction was costing her an arm and a leg, so she decided to get help.

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cover

The meaning of "cover" is:

to pay for someone

What is the definition of "cover"?

The definition of "cover" is:

to pay for someone


"cover" means

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cover one’s half

The meaning of "cover one’s half" is:

to pay for someone

What is the definition of "cover one’s half"?

The definition of "cover one’s half" is:

to pay for someone


"cover one’s half" means

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crack the whip

The meaning of "crack the whip" is:

become very strict and serious about something

What is the definition of "crack the whip"?

The definition of "crack the whip" is:

become very strict and serious about something


"crack the whip" means

become very strict and serious about something

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cream of the crop

The meaning of "cream of the crop" is:

best of the group

What is the definition of "cream of the crop"?

The definition of "cream of the crop" is:

best of the group


"cream of the crop" means

best of the group

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cross the line

The meaning of "cross the line" is:

(idiom) to go beyond the limits of something by doing something unacceptable

What is the definition of "cross the line"?

The definition of "cross the line" is:

(idiom) to go beyond the limits of something by doing something unacceptable


"cross the line" means

(idiom) to go beyond the limits of something by doing something unacceptable

Example Sentences:

Young children often cross the line with their babysitters by being rude and misbehaving.

You can’t take my new girlfriend out for coffee! That’s crossing the line.

The student crossed the line when he answered his mobile phone in class. This angered his teacher.

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cut it

The meaning of "cut it" is:

(idiom) to be able to do something

What is the definition of "cut it"?

The definition of "cut it" is:

(idiom) to be able to do something


"cut it" means

(idiom) to be able to do something

Example Sentence:

For a few years I tried to study Math, but in the end, I just couldn’t cut it. Now I study Art instead.

I heard that the Law school exam is quite hard. Do you think you can cut it?

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cut out for something

The meaning of "cut out for something" is:

to be suitable for something

What is the definition of "cut out for something"?

The definition of "cut out for something" is:

to be suitable for something


"cut out for something" means

to be suitable for something

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cut to the chase

The meaning of "cut to the chase" is:

(idiom) get to the most important point

What is the definition of "cut to the chase"?

The definition of "cut to the chase" is:

(idiom) get to the most important point


"cut to the chase" means

(idiom) get to the most important point

Example Sentences:

Boss: I have some bad news everyone. Let me first say that you are all great employees, and I love you all.
Employees: Thanks, boss!
Boss: Let me cut to the chase. You’re all fired.
Employees: Thanks, boss!

Father: Son, your mother and I love you very much, and we want you to know that we’ll always take care of you. But, let me cut to the chase. We’re getting a divorce.
Son: Oh.

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dead serious

The meaning of "dead serious" is:

(idiom) to be very or completely serious

What is the definition of "dead serious"?

The definition of "dead serious" is:

(idiom) to be very or completely serious


"dead serious" means

(idiom) to be very or completely serious

Example Sentence:

I won the lottery, I am dead serious. Why don’t you believe me?

A: I’m going to Ireland.
B: Are you serious?
A: I’m dead serious.

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dead set against something

The meaning of "dead set against something" is:

(idiom) to be completely against something (more…)

What is the definition of "dead set against something"?

The definition of "dead set against something" is:

(idiom) to be completely against something (more…)


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do the lion’s share

The meaning of "do the lion’s share" is:

(idiom) to do the majority of the work when working with a group (more…)

What is the definition of "do the lion’s share"?

The definition of "do the lion’s share" is:

(idiom) to do the majority of the work when working with a group (more…)


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dodge a bullet

The meaning of "dodge a bullet" is:

(idiom) to successfully avoid something negative (more…)

What is the definition of "dodge a bullet"?

The definition of "dodge a bullet" is:

(idiom) to successfully avoid something negative (more…)


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does not hold water

The meaning of "does not hold water" is:

(idiom) a statement does not appear to be correct or reasonable (more…)

What is the definition of "does not hold water"?

The definition of "does not hold water" is:

(idiom) a statement does not appear to be correct or reasonable (more…)


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doesn’t lift a finger

The meaning of "doesn’t lift a finger" is:

(idiom) doesn’t work at all, is very lazy

What is the definition of "doesn’t lift a finger"?

The definition of "doesn’t lift a finger" is:

(idiom) doesn’t work at all, is very lazy


"doesn’t lift a finger" means

(idiom) doesn’t work at all, is very lazy

Example Sentence:

A: Are you still having trouble with your teenage son?
B: Definitely. He eats all my food, he is always angry, and he’s so lazy. He doesn’t lift a finger around the house

Tom is going to hire a housekeeper so he doesn’t have to lift a finger around the house.

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dog eat dog world

The meaning of "dog eat dog world" is:

a very competitive world

What is the definition of "dog eat dog world"?

The definition of "dog eat dog world" is:

a very competitive world


"dog eat dog world" means

a very competitive world

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don’t be a stranger

The meaning of "don’t be a stranger" is:

(idiom) keep in touch, let’s keep in contact even though we’re parting

What is the definition of "don’t be a stranger"?

The definition of "don’t be a stranger" is:

(idiom) keep in touch, let’s keep in contact even though we’re parting


"don’t be a stranger" means

(idiom) keep in touch, let’s keep in contact even though we’re parting

Example Sentence:

I’m going back to Brazil and you’re going back to Italy. Here is my e-mail address, please don’t be a stranger!

Student 1: I am going back to Brazil.
Student 2: I am going back to Korea.
Student 1: Good luck to you! I hope we will meet again soon!
Student 2: Don’t be a stranger!

Have fun on your vacation! I hope you enjoy Mexico! Don’t be a stranger!

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don’t have what it takes

The meaning of "don’t have what it takes" is:

(idiom) to feel that one is not strong enough, smart enough, fast enough, to do a specific task

What is the definition of "don’t have what it takes"?

The definition of "don’t have what it takes" is:

(idiom) to feel that one is not strong enough, smart enough, fast enough, to do a specific task


"don’t have what it takes" means

(idiom) to feel that one is not strong enough, smart enough, fast enough, to do a specific task

Example Sentence:

I don’t have what it takes to be a doctor. You have to work too hard.

He doesn’t have what it takes to run a marathon. He’s too lazy.

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down in the dumps

The meaning of "down in the dumps" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

What is the definition of "down in the dumps"?

The definition of "down in the dumps" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way


"down in the dumps" means

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

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down in the mouth

The meaning of "down in the mouth" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

What is the definition of "down in the mouth"?

The definition of "down in the mouth" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way


"down in the mouth" means

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

Example Sentence:

I’m sorry I’ve been so down in the mouth lately. I’m just upset because my girlfriend left me.

Anna is very down in the mouth because her father just died.

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down the road

The meaning of "down the road" is:

in the future

What is the definition of "down the road"?

The definition of "down the road" is:

in the future


"down the road" means

in the future

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downhill

The meaning of "downhill" is:

(idiom) leading to a situation that will only get worse

What is the definition of "downhill"?

The definition of "downhill" is:

(idiom) leading to a situation that will only get worse


"downhill" means

(idiom) leading to a situation that will only get worse

Example Sentence:

Once you turn 50, your life is going to go downhill. The rest of your life will be terrible.

Our business started to go downhill when the price of gas went up.

Johnny’s grades have gone downhill ever since he met his new girlfriend.

It’s all downhill after you have children!

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drag one’s heels

The meaning of "drag one’s heels" is:

(idiom) to be acting very tired, exhausted

What is the definition of "drag one’s heels"?

The definition of "drag one’s heels" is:

(idiom) to be acting very tired, exhausted


"drag one’s heels" means

(idiom) to be acting very tired, exhausted

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dress to kill

The meaning of "dress to kill" is:

(idiom) dressed very nicely, extravagantly, or elaborately (more…)

What is the definition of "dress to kill"?

The definition of "dress to kill" is:

(idiom) dressed very nicely, extravagantly, or elaborately (more…)


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dress to the nines

The meaning of "dress to the nines" is:

(idiom) dressed very nicely, extravagantly, or elaborately

What is the definition of "dress to the nines"?

The definition of "dress to the nines" is:

(idiom) dressed very nicely, extravagantly, or elaborately


"dress to the nines" means

(idiom) dressed very nicely, extravagantly, or elaborately

Example Sentence:

The man was dressed to the nines in a tuxedo, hat, gold watch and expensive shoes, because he was going to accept an award.

A: Why are you dressed to the nines?
B: I have a hot date tonight!

I’m going to dress to the nines tonight because I’m meeting my boyfriend’s parents for the first time.

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dress up

The meaning of "dress up" is:

(phrasal verb) dressed very extravagantly, nicely, or elaborately

What is the definition of "dress up"?

The definition of "dress up" is:

(phrasal verb) dressed very extravagantly, nicely, or elaborately


"dress up" means

(phrasal verb) dressed very extravagantly, nicely, or elaborately

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drive someone around the bend

The meaning of "drive someone around the bend" is:

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone

What is the definition of "drive someone around the bend"?

The definition of "drive someone around the bend" is:

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone


"drive someone around the bend" means

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone

Example Sentence:

My children always drive me around the bend when they are tired and in a bad mood.

John’s girlfriend keeps driving him around the bend because she always asks him questions when he gets home from the bar.

I quit my job because my boss drove me around the bend every time I went to work.

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Curly hair shouldn’t drive you around the bend

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drive someone crazy

The meaning of "drive someone crazy" is:

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone

What is the definition of "drive someone crazy"?

The definition of "drive someone crazy" is:

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone


"drive someone crazy" means

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone

Example Sentence:

My children always drive me crazy when they are tired and in a bad mood.

John’s girlfriend keeps driving him crazy because she always asks him questions when he gets home from the bar.

I quit my job because my boss drove me crazy every time I went to work.

From the Blogs:

Opening day for lakes drives me crazy

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drive someone nuts

The meaning of "drive someone nuts" is:

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone
(more…)

What is the definition of "drive someone nuts"?

The definition of "drive someone nuts" is:

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone
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(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone
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drive someone up a wall

The meaning of "drive someone up a wall" is:

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone

What is the definition of "drive someone up a wall"?

The definition of "drive someone up a wall" is:

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone


"drive someone up a wall" means

(idiom) to make someone crazy, to irritate someone

Example Sentence:

My children always drive me up a wall when they are tired and in a bad mood.

John’s girlfriend keeps driving him up a wall because she always asks him questions when he gets home from the bar.

I quit my job because my boss drove me up a wall every time I went to work.

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drop an F bomb

The meaning of "drop an F bomb" is:

to say the word “Fuck”

What is the definition of "drop an F bomb"?

The definition of "drop an F bomb" is:

to say the word “Fuck”


"drop an F bomb" means

to say the word “Fuck”

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drop the ball

The meaning of "drop the ball" is:

(idiom) to neglect or forget to do something important which you were responsible for, causing it to be ruined

What is the definition of "drop the ball"?

The definition of "drop the ball" is:

(idiom) to neglect or forget to do something important which you were responsible for, causing it to be ruined


"drop the ball" means

(idiom) to neglect or forget to do something important which you were responsible for, causing it to be ruined

Example Sentence:

Thomas dropped the ball when he forgot to pick his girlfriend up at the train station. She was so mad that she returned to her hometown, ruining their vacation.

A: Hey, welcome to my party!
B: Thanks!
A: Did you remember to bring the beer? It was your responsibility.
B: Oh no, I dropped the ball and totally forgot.
A: Now we have no beer for the party! It’s going to suck!
B: I’m so sorry!

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DTF

The meaning of "DTF" is:

down to fuck

What is the definition of "DTF"?

The definition of "DTF" is:

down to fuck


"DTF" means

down to fuck,
willing to have sex

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excuse my French

The meaning of "excuse my French" is:

(idiom) excuse me for swearing

What is the definition of "excuse my French"?

The definition of "excuse my French" is:

(idiom) excuse me for swearing


"excuse my French" means

(idiom) excuse me for swearing

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face the music

The meaning of "face the music" is:

(idiom) to accept the unpleasant results of one’s actions (more…)

What is the definition of "face the music"?

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false alarm

The meaning of "false alarm" is:

(idiom) a warning given about something that does not happen

What is the definition of "false alarm"?

The definition of "false alarm" is:

(idiom) a warning given about something that does not happen


"false alarm" means

(idiom) a warning given about something that does not happen

Example Sentences:

I thought my girlfriend was pregnant, but it was a false alarm. I’m very lucky.

The parents thought their son was doing drugs, but it turned out to be a false alarm. He was only depressed.

A: I thought it was going to rain today?
B: No, I think it was a false alarm.
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fancy

The meaning of "fancy" is:

to like someone in a romantic or sexual way

What is the definition of "fancy"?

The definition of "fancy" is:

to like someone in a romantic or sexual way


"fancy" means

to like someone in a romantic or sexual way

Example Sentence:

Do you fancy our new employee?

If you fancied that girl in the pub, why didn’t you talk to her?

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fight fire with fire

The meaning of "fight fire with fire" is:

(idiom) use the same methods as your enemy

What is the definition of "fight fire with fire"?

The definition of "fight fire with fire" is:

(idiom) use the same methods as your enemy


"fight fire with fire" means

(idiom) use the same methods as your enemy

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fish out of water

The meaning of "fish out of water" is:

(idiom) uncomfortable about a situation you are in

What is the definition of "fish out of water"?

The definition of "fish out of water" is:

(idiom) uncomfortable about a situation you are in


"fish out of water" means

(idiom) uncomfortable about a situation you are in

Example Sentences:

The nervous young man felt like a fish out of water when he met his girlfriend’s parents.

I’m really good at playing football, but I’m a fish out of water when I try to play tennis!

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fit the bill

The meaning of "fit the bill" is:

(idiom) good for a specific situation

What is the definition of "fit the bill"?

The definition of "fit the bill" is:

(idiom) good for a specific situation


"fit the bill" means

(idiom) good for a specific situation

Example Sentences:

A: How is your new apartment?
B: It fits the bill perfectly. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a balcony and a gym.
A: Great!

Sandra’s new boyfriend doesn’t really fit the bill. He’s so boring and she’s so exciting! I don’t think their relationship will last.

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flash in the pan

The meaning of "flash in the pan" is:

something or someone that became successful quickly and is unlikely to be repeated

What is the definition of "flash in the pan"?

The definition of "flash in the pan" is:

something or someone that became successful quickly and is unlikely to be repeated


"flash in the pan" means

something or someone that became successful quickly and is unlikely to be repeated

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fly in the face of

The meaning of "fly in the face of" is:

to be the exact opposite of what is expected

What is the definition of "fly in the face of"?

The definition of "fly in the face of" is:

to be the exact opposite of what is expected


"fly in the face of" means

to be the exact opposite of what is expected

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fly in the ointment

The meaning of "fly in the ointment" is:

(idiom) a minor problem that spoils something

What is the definition of "fly in the ointment"?

The definition of "fly in the ointment" is:

(idiom) a minor problem that spoils something


"fly in the ointment" means

(idiom) a minor problem that spoils something

Example Sentences:

A: Did you have a good day at the beach?
B: It was all right. There was a fly in the ointment, though. Some teenagers there were being noisy.
A: I hate teenagers!

The only fly in the ointment during our whole vacation was when our flight was delayed.

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follow the crowd

The meaning of "follow the crowd" is:

do what other people are doing

What is the definition of "follow the crowd"?

The definition of "follow the crowd" is:

do what other people are doing


"follow the crowd" means

do what other people are doing

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for good

The meaning of "for good" is:

(idiom) forever

What is the definition of "for good"?

The definition of "for good" is:

(idiom) forever


"for good" means

(idiom) forever

Example Sentences:

After working on a farm for 2 years, Trevor decided to become a vegetarian for good. He hasn’t eaten meat since!

A: I broke up with my boyfriend last night.
B: Are you going to get back together in 2 days like you always do?
A: No, this time it’s for good! I don’t ever want to see him again!
B: Do you mind if I call him then?

I’ve quit smoking for good!

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for real

The meaning of "for real" is:

(idiom) used to show that something is real, genuine, or serious

What is the definition of "for real"?

The definition of "for real" is:

(idiom) used to show that something is real, genuine, or serious


"for real" means

(idiom) used to show that something is real, genuine, or serious

Example Sentences:

A: Did you hear that Thomas got fired?
B: For real?
A: Yeah, it’s true!

I’m not lying, I’m for real!

Announcer: Please exit the building, there is a fire on the 20th floor. This is not a drill, this is for real.

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forgive and forget

The meaning of "forgive and forget" is:

(idiom) something in the past cannot be fixed, so it must be forgiven (more…)

What is the definition of "forgive and forget"?

The definition of "forgive and forget" is:

(idiom) something in the past cannot be fixed, so it must be forgiven (more…)


"forgive and forget" means

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fresh off the boat

The meaning of "fresh off the boat" is:

(idiom) when a person who is new to a country feels uncomfortable

What is the definition of "fresh off the boat"?

The definition of "fresh off the boat" is:

(idiom) when a person who is new to a country feels uncomfortable


"fresh off the boat" means

(idiom) when a person who is new to a country feels uncomfortable

Example Sentence:

All of those tourists look like they are fresh off the boat. They look so confused.

I felt so fresh off the boat when I first arrived to America. I didn’t speak the language, didn’t understand the customs, and I felt homesick. Now, I feel so much better!

fresh out

The meaning of "fresh out" is:

(idiom) totally out of something, no more of something

What is the definition of "fresh out"?

The definition of "fresh out" is:

(idiom) totally out of something, no more of something


"fresh out" means

(idiom) totally out of something, no more of something

Example Sentences:

Customer: Do you have any Pepsi?
Clerk: I’m sorry, we’re fresh out. Would you like Coke?
Customer: No.

I went to the store to buy some chicken, but they were fresh out. I had to buy beef instead.

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from the get go

The meaning of "from the get go" is:

from the beginning

What is the definition of "from the get go"?

The definition of "from the get go" is:

from the beginning


"from the get go" means

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full of it

The meaning of "full of it" is:

(idiom) not telling the truth, exaggerating.

What is the definition of "full of it"?

The definition of "full of it" is:

(idiom) not telling the truth, exaggerating.


"full of it" means

(idiom) not telling the truth, exaggerating.

Example sentence:

You danced with three different guys at the nightclub last night? Come on, you’re full of it! I don’t believe you.

Shelly told her friends that she won a million dollars at the casino. They all thought she was full of it

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full of oneself

The meaning of "full of oneself" is:

(idiom) arrogant, having too much pride (more…)

What is the definition of "full of oneself"?

The definition of "full of oneself" is:

(idiom) arrogant, having too much pride (more…)


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full of oneself

The meaning of "full of oneself" is:

to be arrogant or egotistical

What is the definition of "full of oneself"?

The definition of "full of oneself" is:

to be arrogant or egotistical


"full of oneself" means

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full of shit

The meaning of "full of shit" is:

(idiom) not telling the truth, exaggerating.

What is the definition of "full of shit"?

The definition of "full of shit" is:

(idiom) not telling the truth, exaggerating.


"full of shit" means

(idiom) not telling the truth, exaggerating.

Example sentence:

You danced with three different guys at the nightclub last night? Come on, you’re full of shit! I don’t believe you.

Shelly told her friends that she won a million dollars at the casino. They all thought she was full of shit

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FYI

The meaning of "FYI" is:

For Your Information

What is the definition of "FYI"?

The definition of "FYI" is:

For Your Information


"FYI" means

For Your Information

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gain momentum

The meaning of "gain momentum" is:

to become popular

What is the definition of "gain momentum"?

The definition of "gain momentum" is:

to become popular


"gain momentum" means

to become popular

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gain steam

The meaning of "gain steam" is:

to become popular

What is the definition of "gain steam"?

The definition of "gain steam" is:

to become popular


"gain steam" means

to become popular

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get away for a few days

The meaning of "get away for a few days" is:

to leave a bit city and go somewhere peaceful

What is the definition of "get away for a few days"?

The definition of "get away for a few days" is:

to leave a bit city and go somewhere peaceful


"get away for a few days" means

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get away from it all

The meaning of "get away from it all" is:

to leave a big city and go somewhere peaceful

What is the definition of "get away from it all"?

The definition of "get away from it all" is:

to leave a big city and go somewhere peaceful


"get away from it all" means

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get by

The meaning of "get by" is:

to manage to live but with difficulty

What is the definition of "get by"?

The definition of "get by" is:

to manage to live but with difficulty


"get by" means

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get carried away

The meaning of "get carried away" is:

(idiom) to lose control of your emotions, to overreact

What is the definition of "get carried away"?

The definition of "get carried away" is:

(idiom) to lose control of your emotions, to overreact


"get carried away" means

(idiom) to lose control of your emotions, to overreact

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get cracking

The meaning of "get cracking" is:

(idiom) hurry up

What is the definition of "get cracking"?

The definition of "get cracking" is:

(idiom) hurry up


"get cracking" means

(idiom) hurry up

Example Sentences:

You’d better get cracking if you don’t want to miss your bus!

Son: Mom, I want to go outside and play!
Mom: Get cracking with your homework and then you can go outside.

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get in

The meaning of "get in" is:

to arrive at a destination

What is the definition of "get in"?

The definition of "get in" is:

to arrive at a destination


"get in" means

to arrive at a destination

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get in one’s face

The meaning of "get in one’s face" is:

(idiom) when someone annoys or bothers someone else

What is the definition of "get in one’s face"?

The definition of "get in one’s face" is:

(idiom) when someone annoys or bothers someone else


"get in one’s face" means

(idiom) when someone annoys or bothers someone else

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get one’s foot in the door

The meaning of "get one’s foot in the door" is:

to have an opportunity

What is the definition of "get one’s foot in the door"?

The definition of "get one’s foot in the door" is:

to have an opportunity


"get one’s foot in the door" means

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get over oneself

The meaning of "get over oneself" is:

(idiom) don’t be arrogant, don’t have too much pride (more…)

What is the definition of "get over oneself"?

The definition of "get over oneself" is:

(idiom) don’t be arrogant, don’t have too much pride (more…)


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get the axe

The meaning of "get the axe" is:

to get fired

What is the definition of "get the axe"?

The definition of "get the axe" is:

to get fired


"get the axe" means

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get the picture

The meaning of "get the picture" is:

understand the situation

What is the definition of "get the picture"?

The definition of "get the picture" is:

understand the situation


"get the picture" means

understand the situation

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get the show on the road

The meaning of "get the show on the road" is:

to begin a movie or show

What is the definition of "get the show on the road"?

The definition of "get the show on the road" is:

to begin a movie or show


"get the show on the road" means

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get through to

The meaning of "get through to" is:

(idiom) to make someone understand, to communicate something to someone

What is the definition of "get through to"?

The definition of "get through to" is:

(idiom) to make someone understand, to communicate something to someone


"get through to" means

(idiom) to make someone understand, to communicate something to someone

Example Sentences:

The angry teacher spent hours trying to get through to his bored students.

Am I getting through to you, or should I speak slower?

I really love this new singer. What she was singing about really got through to me.

get to

The meaning of "get to" is:

(idiom) annoys or bothers

What is the definition of "get to"?

The definition of "get to" is:

(idiom) annoys or bothers


"get to" means

(idiom) annoys or bothers

Example Sentences:

My younger sister really gets to me. I find her so annoying!

A: How is your new roommate?
B: He keeps getting to me.
A: Why? What is he doing?
B: He’s always having parties, being messy, eating my food….

The movie Be Kind, Rewind really got to me. I found it so annoying!

get to the point

The meaning of "get to the point" is:

(idiom) get to the most important part or topic

What is the definition of "get to the point"?

The definition of "get to the point" is:

(idiom) get to the most important part or topic


"get to the point" means

(idiom) get to the most important part or topic

Example Sentences:

Boss: I have some bad news everyone. Let me first say that you are all great employees, and I love you all.
Employees: Thanks, boss!
Boss: Let me get to the point. You’re all fired.
Employees: Thanks, boss!

Father: Son, your mother and I love you very much, and we want you to know that we’ll always take care of you. But, let me get to the point. We’re getting a divorce.
Son: Oh.

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get up on the wrong side of the bed

The meaning of "get up on the wrong side of the bed" is:

(idiom) to wake up in a bad mood

What is the definition of "get up on the wrong side of the bed"?

The definition of "get up on the wrong side of the bed" is:

(idiom) to wake up in a bad mood


"get up on the wrong side of the bed" means

(idiom) to wake up in a bad mood

Example Sentence:

What’s wrong with you today, did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?

My brother got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, he’s very angry for no reason!

If you keep getting up on the wrong side of the bed, you’re not going to have many friends left. You’re annoying everybody!

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give and take

The meaning of "give and take" is:

(idiom) compromises and agreements that all people involved agree to do

What is the definition of "give and take"?

The definition of "give and take" is:

(idiom) compromises and agreements that all people involved agree to do


"give and take" means

(idiom) compromises and agreements that all people involved agree to do

Example Sentences:

My roommate was mad because I was always messy, and I was mad because she is always having parties. After a lot of give and take, we were able to reach an agreement. I will be neater, and she will party only on Fridays.

Husband: You buy too many shoes!
Wife: You spend too much money on sports!
Husband: But I like sports!
Wife: I like shoes!
Husband: Can we have a bit of give and take?
Wife: How?
Husband: How about you buy shoes once a week, and I buy sports equipment once a week?
Wife: That’s a fair compromise. Let’s go shopping!

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give it a rest

The meaning of "give it a rest" is:

(idiom) stop talking about or doing something ridiculous

What is the definition of "give it a rest"?

The definition of "give it a rest" is:

(idiom) stop talking about or doing something ridiculous


"give it a rest" means

(idiom) stop talking about or doing something ridiculous

Example Sentences:

Mike: Did I tell you that I have visited every country in the world?
Trevor: Give it a rest, you’re lying.
Mike: Yeah, you’re right.

My friend told me that he planned to swim from New York to London. I told him that it was a crazy idea, and that he should give it a rest.

give oneself a pat on the back

The meaning of "give oneself a pat on the back" is:

to congratulate oneself

What is the definition of "give oneself a pat on the back"?

The definition of "give oneself a pat on the back" is:

to congratulate oneself


"give oneself a pat on the back" means

to congratulate oneself

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give someone a bunch of crap

The meaning of "give someone a bunch of crap" is:

to say something that is untrue

What is the definition of "give someone a bunch of crap"?

The definition of "give someone a bunch of crap" is:

to say something that is untrue


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give someone a piece of your mind

The meaning of "give someone a piece of your mind" is:

(idiom) to scold or criticize someone strongly

What is the definition of "give someone a piece of your mind"?

The definition of "give someone a piece of your mind" is:

(idiom) to scold or criticize someone strongly


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(idiom) to scold or criticize someone strongly

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give someone a taste of one’s own medicine

The meaning of "give someone a taste of one’s own medicine" is:

(idiom) use the same methods as your enemy

What is the definition of "give someone a taste of one’s own medicine"?

The definition of "give someone a taste of one’s own medicine" is:

(idiom) use the same methods as your enemy


"give someone a taste of one’s own medicine" means

(idiom) use the same methods as your enemy

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give someone the benefit of the doubt

The meaning of "give someone the benefit of the doubt" is:

(idiom) believe something is true because you don’t have any reason to think it is a lie

What is the definition of "give someone the benefit of the doubt"?

The definition of "give someone the benefit of the doubt" is:

(idiom) believe something is true because you don’t have any reason to think it is a lie


"give someone the benefit of the doubt" means

(idiom) believe something is true because you don’t have any reason to think it is a lie

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give someone the creeps

The meaning of "give someone the creeps" is:

make someone scared and uncomfortable

What is the definition of "give someone the creeps"?

The definition of "give someone the creeps" is:

make someone scared and uncomfortable


"give someone the creeps" means

make someone scared and uncomfortable

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give something two thumbs up

The meaning of "give something two thumbs up" is:

to show that you thought a movie was excellent

What is the definition of "give something two thumbs up"?

The definition of "give something two thumbs up" is:

to show that you thought a movie was excellent


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glued to something

The meaning of "glued to something" is:

(idiom) very interested in something

What is the definition of "glued to something"?

The definition of "glued to something" is:

(idiom) very interested in something


"glued to something" means

(idiom) very interested in something

Example Sentences:

A: Why didn’t you answer the phone when I called you?
B: Sorry, I was watching TV and I was glued to lost.
A: Is that a good show?
B: It’s fantastic!

The man on the bus was so glued to his book that he missed his stop!

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go back to square one

The meaning of "go back to square one" is:

to go back to the beginning because you were unsuccessful

What is the definition of "go back to square one"?

The definition of "go back to square one" is:

to go back to the beginning because you were unsuccessful


"go back to square one" means

to go back to the beginning because you were unsuccessful

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go down the drain

The meaning of "go down the drain" is:

to be wasted

What is the definition of "go down the drain"?

The definition of "go down the drain" is:

to be wasted


"go down the drain" means

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go halfers

The meaning of "go halfers" is:

to split the cost of a meal

What is the definition of "go halfers"?

The definition of "go halfers" is:

to split the cost of a meal


"go halfers" means

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go on

The meaning of "go on" is:

to continue; to talk for a long time

What is the definition of "go on"?

The definition of "go on" is:

to continue; to talk for a long time


"go on" means

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to talk for a long time

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go under the knife

The meaning of "go under the knife" is:

(idiom) have surgery

What is the definition of "go under the knife"?

The definition of "go under the knife" is:

(idiom) have surgery


"go under the knife" means

(idiom) have surgery

Example Sentences:

I’m going to go under the knife because I have a bad heart.

Samantha’s going under the knife, as she thinks her nose is too big.

Ever since they went under the knife to get breast implants, they are attracting a lot more attention.
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go with one’s gut

The meaning of "go with one’s gut" is:

(idiom) trust one’s instincts and feelings when making a decision (more…)

What is the definition of "go with one’s gut"?

The definition of "go with one’s gut" is:

(idiom) trust one’s instincts and feelings when making a decision (more…)


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got a screw loose

The meaning of "got a screw loose" is:

(idiom) crazy, not thinking properly

What is the definition of "got a screw loose"?

The definition of "got a screw loose" is:

(idiom) crazy, not thinking properly


"got a screw loose" means

(idiom) crazy, not thinking properly

Example Sentence:

Mom: If you think I’m going skydiving, you’ve got a screw loose.
Son: Come on, mom!
Mom: No way!

If Steven thinks he can go out on a date with the most beautiful woman in school, he’s got a screw loose.

grab a bite

The meaning of "grab a bite" is:

(idiom) get something to eat

What is the definition of "grab a bite"?

The definition of "grab a bite" is:

(idiom) get something to eat


"grab a bite" means

(idiom) get something to eat

Example Sentence:

I’m hungry, do you want to go grab a bite at that new restaurant?

Last night, we grabbed a bite before we went to the movie.

I feel like grabbing a bite. Do you want to get some dinner?

grab a bite to eat

The meaning of "grab a bite to eat" is:

to go out to eat

What is the definition of "grab a bite to eat"?

The definition of "grab a bite to eat" is:

to go out to eat


"grab a bite to eat" means

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grab-assing

The meaning of "grab-assing" is:

(idiom) messing around while at work

What is the definition of "grab-assing"?

The definition of "grab-assing" is:

(idiom) messing around while at work


"grab-assing" means

(idiom) messing around while at work

Example Sentences:

The boss was furious because his employees were always grab-assing instead of working.

The boss fired his secretary because he caught her grab-assing on Facebook instead of working.

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guts

The meaning of "guts" is:

(idiom) to be brave

What is the definition of "guts"?

The definition of "guts" is:

(idiom) to be brave


"guts" means

(idiom) to be brave

Example Sentence:

You don’t have the guts to go skydiving. You are a coward!

I’ve got the guts to go talk to that beautiful woman over there. Watch me!

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hail from

The meaning of "hail from" is:

(idiom) come from (more…)

What is the definition of "hail from"?

The definition of "hail from" is:

(idiom) come from (more…)


"hail from" means

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half-hearted

The meaning of "half-hearted" is:

(idiom) uninterested in something, unenthusiastic about something

What is the definition of "half-hearted"?

The definition of "half-hearted" is:

(idiom) uninterested in something, unenthusiastic about something


"half-hearted" means

(idiom) uninterested in something, unenthusiastic about something

Example Sentences:

Jeanette gave a half-hearted effort on her presentation. I’d like her to do it again.

My best friend made a half-hearted attempt to help me move into my new apartment.

hand in something

The meaning of "hand in something" is:

to submit something by hand

What is the definition of "hand in something"?

The definition of "hand in something" is:

to submit something by hand


"hand in something" means

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hang in there

The meaning of "hang in there" is:

(idiom) keep going! don’t give up! (more…)

What is the definition of "hang in there"?

The definition of "hang in there" is:

(idiom) keep going! don’t give up! (more…)


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hard to swallow

The meaning of "hard to swallow" is:

(idiom) difficult to believe

What is the definition of "hard to swallow"?

The definition of "hard to swallow" is:

(idiom) difficult to believe


"hard to swallow" means

(idiom) difficult to believe

Example Sentences:

When my best friend told me that he met Britney Spears, I told him that I found that hard to swallow.

A: I got 100% on my math test, mom!
B: I find that hard to swallow. You didn’t study at all.

hard up

The meaning of "hard up" is:

to be short of money

What is the definition of "hard up"?

The definition of "hard up" is:

to be short of money


"hard up" means

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hard-earned

The meaning of "hard-earned" is:

having taken a lot of energy and effort to get

What is the definition of "hard-earned"?

The definition of "hard-earned" is:

having taken a lot of energy and effort to get


"hard-earned" means

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hat off to someone

The meaning of "hat off to someone" is:

(idiom) used to express pride or respect for someone

What is the definition of "hat off to someone"?

The definition of "hat off to someone" is:

(idiom) used to express pride or respect for someone


"hat off to someone" means

(idiom) used to express pride or respect for someone

Example Sentences:

Let’s all take out hats off to Mark for his great presentation.

The boss took his hat off to us for our hard work during the busy season.

A: Hey, Uncle Paul! I got 100% on my final exam!
B: My hat’s off to you! Congratulations!

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have a bone to pick with someone

The meaning of "have a bone to pick with someone" is:

(idiom) have a reason to be angry with a person (more…)

What is the definition of "have a bone to pick with someone"?

The definition of "have a bone to pick with someone" is:

(idiom) have a reason to be angry with a person (more…)


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have a chip on one’s shoulder

The meaning of "have a chip on one’s shoulder" is:

(idiom) when one has a very bad attitude because one feels wronged

What is the definition of "have a chip on one’s shoulder"?

The definition of "have a chip on one’s shoulder" is:

(idiom) when one has a very bad attitude because one feels wronged


"have a chip on one’s shoulder" means

(idiom) when one has a very bad attitude because one feels wronged

Example Sentences:

A: What’s wrong with our teacher? Why is she so mad?
B: She has a chip on her shoulder because all of her students were late today.

I have a chip on my shoulder because my neighbours kept me awake all night with a loud party!

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have a clue

The meaning of "have a clue" is:

(idiom) to have an idea

What is the definition of "have a clue"?

The definition of "have a clue" is:

(idiom) to have an idea


"have a clue" means

(idiom) to have an idea

Example Sentence:

A: How did you know your wife was having a relationship with another man?
B: I had a clue when I found a gift that he gave her. Now I’m sad.

A: Do you know what time it is?
B: I don’t have a clue!

The man didn’t have a clue why the police were at his house.

have a good one

The meaning of "have a good one" is:

(idiom) goodbye (more…)

What is the definition of "have a good one"?

The definition of "have a good one" is:

(idiom) goodbye (more…)


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have a lot on one’s plate

The meaning of "have a lot on one’s plate" is:

to have a lot of things to do

What is the definition of "have a lot on one’s plate"?

The definition of "have a lot on one’s plate" is:

to have a lot of things to do


"have a lot on one’s plate" means

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have a thing for someone

The meaning of "have a thing for someone" is:

to be attracted to someone

What is the definition of "have a thing for someone"?

The definition of "have a thing for someone" is:

to be attracted to someone


"have a thing for someone" means

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have an axe to grind

The meaning of "have an axe to grind" is:

(idiom) to have a problem with something or someone

What is the definition of "have an axe to grind"?

The definition of "have an axe to grind" is:

(idiom) to have a problem with something or someone


"have an axe to grind" means

(idiom) to have a problem with something or someone

Example Sentences:

I have an axe to grind with my roommate because she’s always borrowing my clothes without asking!

The student had an axe to grind with his teacher, because he received a low mark on his presentation.

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have big shoes to fill

The meaning of "have big shoes to fill" is:

(idiom) to have to meet high expectations about something that came before

What is the definition of "have big shoes to fill"?

The definition of "have big shoes to fill" is:

(idiom) to have to meet high expectations about something that came before


"have big shoes to fill" means

(idiom) to have to meet high expectations about something that came before

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have butterflies

The meaning of "have butterflies" is:

(idiom) to be very nervous about something (more…)

What is the definition of "have butterflies"?

The definition of "have butterflies" is:

(idiom) to be very nervous about something (more…)


"have butterflies" means

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have egg on one’s face

The meaning of "have egg on one’s face" is:

(idiom) to be extremely embarrassed

What is the definition of "have egg on one’s face"?

The definition of "have egg on one’s face" is:

(idiom) to be extremely embarrassed


"have egg on one’s face" means

(idiom) to be extremely embarrassed

Example Sentences:

A: Happy Birthday!
B: My birthday was last month!
A: Oh. I really have egg on my face, don’t I?

The teacher had egg on her face when she forgot to give the students their final exam marks.

The nervous businessman hated having egg on his face, so he practiced his presentation many times.

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have it out with someone

The meaning of "have it out with someone" is:

to fight with someone

What is the definition of "have it out with someone"?

The definition of "have it out with someone" is:

to fight with someone


"have it out with someone" means

to fight with someone

Example Sentences:

A: Why are you late for the party?
B: I had to have it out with my parents! They wouldn’t let me take the car!
A: That’s terrible!

I’m having it out with my landlord because he refuses to fix my broken toilet!

I had it out with my girlfriend last night. We’re always fighting!
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have one’s ducks in a row

The meaning of "have one’s ducks in a row" is:

(idiom) to be very well organized

What is the definition of "have one’s ducks in a row"?

The definition of "have one’s ducks in a row" is:

(idiom) to be very well organized


"have one’s ducks in a row" means

(idiom) to be very well organized

Example Sentence:

Dad: Son, are you ready for university?
Son: Yes, I think so. I have a strict schedule with study time, time to relax, and time for my part-time job. I think that if I have my ducks in a row, I will be successful!

Sarah needs to have her ducks in a row if she’s going to have children while going to graduate school.

have one’s head in the clouds

The meaning of "have one’s head in the clouds" is:

(idiom) to be separate from reality, to dream

What is the definition of "have one’s head in the clouds"?

The definition of "have one’s head in the clouds" is:

(idiom) to be separate from reality, to dream


"have one’s head in the clouds" means

(idiom) to be separate from reality, to dream

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have one’s heart in one’s mouth

The meaning of "have one’s heart in one’s mouth" is:

(idiom) to be very nervous or scared about something

What is the definition of "have one’s heart in one’s mouth"?

The definition of "have one’s heart in one’s mouth" is:

(idiom) to be very nervous or scared about something


"have one’s heart in one’s mouth" means

(idiom) to be very nervous or scared about something

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heart goes out to someone

The meaning of "heart goes out to someone" is:

(idiom) to have sympathy for someone

What is the definition of "heart goes out to someone"?

The definition of "heart goes out to someone" is:

(idiom) to have sympathy for someone


"heart goes out to someone" means

(idiom) to have sympathy for someone

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heart is not in something

The meaning of "heart is not in something" is:

(idiom) uninterested in something, unenthusiastic about something (more…)

What is the definition of "heart is not in something"?

The definition of "heart is not in something" is:

(idiom) uninterested in something, unenthusiastic about something (more…)


"heart is not in something" means

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heart to heart

The meaning of "heart to heart" is:

(idiom) a sincere or direct conversation

What is the definition of "heart to heart"?

The definition of "heart to heart" is:

(idiom) a sincere or direct conversation


"heart to heart" means

(idiom) a sincere or direct conversation

Example Sentences:

I’m worried that my son is using drugs. I’m going to have a heart to heart with him tonight.

We need to have a heart to heart about your new girlfriend. I think she is terrible!

heave

The meaning of "heave" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

What is the definition of "heave"?

The definition of "heave" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick


"heave" means

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

Example Sentence:

On the weekend I got sick and heaved!

A: Where is Thomas?
B: He is heaving in the washroom because he drank too much tequila!

If I eat that fish I will heave! I am allergic to fish!

hit home

The meaning of "hit home" is:

(idiom) understood with a strong and personal effect

What is the definition of "hit home"?

The definition of "hit home" is:

(idiom) understood with a strong and personal effect


"hit home" means

(idiom) understood with a strong and personal effect

Example Sentences:

I was never worried about my health, but when my brother died from a heart attack, it really hit home. Now I exercise every day and eat right.

Mary’s car accident really hit home for her, and after that she decided she had to start driving more carefully in the future.

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hit someone hard

The meaning of "hit someone hard" is:

to affect someone a lot

What is the definition of "hit someone hard"?

The definition of "hit someone hard" is:

to affect someone a lot


"hit someone hard" means

Practice this idiom with the idioMeanings eBookto affect someone a lot Continue reading “hit someone hard”

hit the town

The meaning of "hit the town" is:

to go out and have fun

What is the definition of "hit the town"?

The definition of "hit the town" is:

to go out and have fun


"hit the town" means

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hold a grudge

The meaning of "hold a grudge" is:

be unable to forgive someone for doing something wrong

What is the definition of "hold a grudge"?

The definition of "hold a grudge" is:

be unable to forgive someone for doing something wrong


"hold a grudge" means

be unable to forgive someone for doing something wrong

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holy shit!

The meaning of "holy shit!" is:

(idiom) (slang) wow! oh my god! I don’t believe it!

What is the definition of "holy shit!"?

The definition of "holy shit!" is:

(idiom) (slang) wow! oh my god! I don’t believe it!


"holy shit!" means

(idiom) (slang) wow! oh my god! I don’t believe it!

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hooked on

The meaning of "hooked on" is:

to be addicted to or to really like something

What is the definition of "hooked on"?

The definition of "hooked on" is:

to be addicted to or to really like something


"hooked on" means

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hop in

The meaning of "hop in" is:

(idiom) come inside my vehicle

What is the definition of "hop in"?

The definition of "hop in" is:

(idiom) come inside my vehicle


"hop in" means

(idiom) come inside my vehicle

Example Sentence:

A: Wow, that is a nice car!
B: Thanks, why don’t you hop in and we can go for a drive!

Note:

Hop in can only be used when inviting someone into a vehicle. We cannot say “hop in my house, my bicycle, ….”

I hear ya!

The meaning of "I hear ya!" is:

(idiom) I understand what you are saying! I agree with you!

What is the definition of "I hear ya!"?

The definition of "I hear ya!" is:

(idiom) I understand what you are saying! I agree with you!


"I hear ya!" means

(idiom) I understand what you are saying! I agree with you!

Example Sentence:

A: I’m saying that Thriller was the best Michael Jackson album!
B: I hear ya!

I’m good

The meaning of "I’m good" is:

I’m okay, no thank you

What is the definition of "I’m good"?

The definition of "I’m good" is:

I’m okay, no thank you


"I’m good" means

I’m okay, no thank you

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I’m on it

The meaning of "I’m on it" is:

(idiom) I will take care of a situation

What is the definition of "I’m on it"?

The definition of "I’m on it" is:

(idiom) I will take care of a situation


"I’m on it" means

(idiom) I will take care of a situation

Example Sentence:

A: Son, can you go to the store and get some milk?
B: I’m on it!

If I may say so myself

The meaning of "If I may say so myself" is:

If I can speak proudly about myself

What is the definition of "If I may say so myself"?

The definition of "If I may say so myself" is:

If I can speak proudly about myself


"If I may say so myself" means

If I can speak proudly about myself

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if worse comes to worse

The meaning of "if worse comes to worse" is:

(idiom) if the situation becomes bad, or terrible

What is the definition of "if worse comes to worse"?

The definition of "if worse comes to worse" is:

(idiom) if the situation becomes bad, or terrible


"if worse comes to worse" means

(idiom) if the situation becomes bad, or terrible

Example Sentences:

A: Where are you applying for school?
B: I’m applying to many Universities around the world. If worse comes to worse, and I cannot get into any of them, I am going to stay home and work for a year.
A: Sounds like a good idea!

While trying to sell our house, we decided that if worse comes to worse, we would take less money in order to make a quick sale.

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in a funk

The meaning of "in a funk" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

What is the definition of "in a funk"?

The definition of "in a funk" is:

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way


"in a funk" means

(idiom) to be acting in a depressed way

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in a nutshell

The meaning of "in a nutshell" is:

(idiom) in brief, in summary

What is the definition of "in a nutshell"?

The definition of "in a nutshell" is:

(idiom) in brief, in summary


"in a nutshell" means

(idiom) in brief, in summary

Example Sentences:

A: How was your trip to Ireland?
B: Well, in a nutshell, it was fantastic! We toured the countryside and saw lots of different areas!

I would like to tell you about my experience as a soldier fighting in Iraq. In a nutshell, it was very difficult and dangerous…

From the News:

In a nutshell: What to do about food allergies in schools

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in a nutshell

in a pinch

The meaning of "in a pinch" is:

(idiom) only if absolutely necessary

What is the definition of "in a pinch"?

The definition of "in a pinch" is:

(idiom) only if absolutely necessary


"in a pinch" means

(idiom) only if absolutely necessary

Example Sentences:

A: Is it true that you can stop someone from bleeding by squeezing them?
B: Yes, that will work in a pinch, but it’s better to take them to a hospital.

In a pinch, you can use ketchup, but it’s better to use fresh tomatoes.

in a rut

The meaning of "in a rut" is:

(idiom) in a boring lifestyle that never changes (more…)

What is the definition of "in a rut"?

The definition of "in a rut" is:

(idiom) in a boring lifestyle that never changes (more…)


"in a rut" means

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in hot water

The meaning of "in hot water" is:

(idiom) in a lot of trouble

What is the definition of "in hot water"?

The definition of "in hot water" is:

(idiom) in a lot of trouble


"in hot water" means

(idiom) in a lot of trouble

Example Sentence:

I am in hot water with my teacher, because she caught me cheating on the final exam.

in moderation

The meaning of "in moderation" is:

not too much of something

What is the definition of "in moderation"?

The definition of "in moderation" is:

not too much of something


"in moderation" means

not too much of something

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in someone’s shoes

The meaning of "in someone’s shoes" is:

in the same situation as someone else

What is the definition of "in someone’s shoes"?

The definition of "in someone’s shoes" is:

in the same situation as someone else


"in someone’s shoes" means

in the same situation as someone else

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in stitches

The meaning of "in stitches" is:

(idiom) laughing uncontrollably

What is the definition of "in stitches"?

The definition of "in stitches" is:

(idiom) laughing uncontrollably


"in stitches" means

(idiom) laughing uncontrollably

Example Sentences:

A: How was the comedian last night?
B: He was so funny! He had everyone in stitches!

We were in stitches after watching America’s Funniest Home Videos. It was so funny!

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in stitches idiom

in the buff

The meaning of "in the buff" is:

(idiom) completely naked

What is the definition of "in the buff"?

The definition of "in the buff" is:

(idiom) completely naked


"in the buff" means

(idiom) completely naked

Example Sentences:

The patient was forced to be in the buff for his medical exam.

All of the people in the nudist colony enjoyed being in the buff.

in the dark

The meaning of "in the dark" is:

to be in a position where you don’t have a lot of information

What is the definition of "in the dark"?

The definition of "in the dark" is:

to be in a position where you don’t have a lot of information


"in the dark" means

to be in a position where you don’t have a lot of information

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in the doghouse

The meaning of "in the doghouse" is:

(idiom) to be in trouble with one’s girlfriend or wife (more…)

What is the definition of "in the doghouse"?

The definition of "in the doghouse" is:

(idiom) to be in trouble with one’s girlfriend or wife (more…)


"in the doghouse" means

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in the nick of time

The meaning of "in the nick of time" is:

to do something in just enough time to be successful

What is the definition of "in the nick of time"?

The definition of "in the nick of time" is:

to do something in just enough time to be successful


"in the nick of time" means

to do something in just enough time to be successful

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INORITE

The meaning of "INORITE" is:

I know, right?

What is the definition of "INORITE"?

The definition of "INORITE" is:

I know, right?


"INORITE" means

I know, right?

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it takes two to tango

The meaning of "it takes two to tango" is:

something cannot happen unless there are two people

What is the definition of "it takes two to tango"?

The definition of "it takes two to tango" is:

something cannot happen unless there are two people


"it takes two to tango" means

something cannot happen unless there are two people

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it’s not what you know, but who you know

The meaning of "it’s not what you know, but who you know" is:

having connections is more important than your skills or abilities

What is the definition of "it’s not what you know, but who you know"?

The definition of "it’s not what you know, but who you know" is:

having connections is more important than your skills or abilities


"it’s not what you know, but who you know" means

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jaw at someone

The meaning of "jaw at someone" is:

to argue with someone, to criticize someone

What is the definition of "jaw at someone"?

The definition of "jaw at someone" is:

to argue with someone, to criticize someone


"jaw at someone" means

to argue with someone, to criticize someone

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jump ship

The meaning of "jump ship" is:

(idiom) to quit something (more…)

What is the definition of "jump ship"?

The definition of "jump ship" is:

(idiom) to quit something (more…)


"jump ship" means

(idiom) to quit something Continue reading “jump ship”

just because

The meaning of "just because" is:

for no reason

What is the definition of "just because"?

The definition of "just because" is:

for no reason


"just because" means

for no reason

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keep a stiff upper lip

The meaning of "keep a stiff upper lip" is:

(idiom) act in a way that doesn’t show any emotions

What is the definition of "keep a stiff upper lip"?

The definition of "keep a stiff upper lip" is:

(idiom) act in a way that doesn’t show any emotions


"keep a stiff upper lip" means

(idiom) act in a way that doesn’t show any emotions

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keep dreaming

The meaning of "keep dreaming" is:

What is the definition of "keep dreaming"?

The definition of "keep dreaming" is:


"keep dreaming" means

there is no way this is going to happen

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keep in touch

The meaning of "keep in touch" is:

(idiom) let’s keep in contact even though we’re parting
(more…)

What is the definition of "keep in touch"?

The definition of "keep in touch" is:

(idiom) let’s keep in contact even though we’re parting
(more…)


"keep in touch" means

(idiom) let’s keep in contact even though we’re parting
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keep it down

The meaning of "keep it down" is:

(idiom) be quiet, shut up

What is the definition of "keep it down"?

The definition of "keep it down" is:

(idiom) be quiet, shut up


"keep it down" means

(idiom) be quiet, shut up

Example Sentences:

Would you guys please keep it down! I’m trying to sleep!

I had to ask my roommate to keep it down because he was being too noisy.

keep it down

keep one’s chin up

The meaning of "keep one’s chin up" is:

(idiom) remain cheerful during a difficult period, don’t give up

What is the definition of "keep one’s chin up"?

The definition of "keep one’s chin up" is:

(idiom) remain cheerful during a difficult period, don’t give up


"keep one’s chin up" means

(idiom) remain cheerful during a difficult period, don’t give up

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keep one’s head above water

The meaning of "keep one’s head above water" is:

to be able to survive

What is the definition of "keep one’s head above water"?

The definition of "keep one’s head above water" is:

to be able to survive


"keep one’s head above water" means

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keep one’s pants on

The meaning of "keep one’s pants on" is:

(idiom) be patient

What is the definition of "keep one’s pants on"?

The definition of "keep one’s pants on" is:

(idiom) be patient


"keep one’s pants on" means

(idiom) be patient

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keep up with

The meaning of "keep up with" is:

to not fall behind

What is the definition of "keep up with"?

The definition of "keep up with" is:

to not fall behind


"keep up with" means

to not fall behind

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keep up with the Joneses

The meaning of "keep up with the Joneses" is:

buy the same things as your friends and neighbours

What is the definition of "keep up with the Joneses"?

The definition of "keep up with the Joneses" is:

buy the same things as your friends and neighbours


"keep up with the Joneses" means

buy the same things as your friends and neighbours

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keep your eyes peeled

The meaning of "keep your eyes peeled" is:

look very carefully

What is the definition of "keep your eyes peeled"?

The definition of "keep your eyes peeled" is:

look very carefully


"keep your eyes peeled" means

look very carefully

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kick back

The meaning of "kick back" is:

to relax

What is the definition of "kick back"?

The definition of "kick back" is:

to relax


"kick back" means

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kidding oneself

The meaning of "kidding oneself" is:

(idiom) lying to oneself (more…)

What is the definition of "kidding oneself"?

The definition of "kidding oneself" is:

(idiom) lying to oneself (more…)


"kidding oneself" means

(idiom) lying to oneself Continue reading “kidding oneself”

kidult

The meaning of "kidult" is:

an adult that acts like a child

What is the definition of "kidult"?

The definition of "kidult" is:

an adult that acts like a child


"kidult" means

an adult that acts like a child

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kill time

The meaning of "kill time" is:

to do something to help the time pass

What is the definition of "kill time"?

The definition of "kill time" is:

to do something to help the time pass


"kill time" means

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knock oneself out

The meaning of "knock oneself out" is:

(idiom) go ahead!

What is the definition of "knock oneself out"?

The definition of "knock oneself out" is:

(idiom) go ahead!


"knock oneself out" means

(idiom) go ahead!

Example Sentences:

Sarah told Tommy to knock himself out after Tommy asked her if he could stay at her house for the weekend.

A: I’m having a party tonight.
B: Is it alright if I come?
A: Sure, knock yourself out!
B: Thanks!

Sister: Do you mind if I have a bite of your ice cream?
Sister: Knock yourself out! It’s delicious!

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laid off

The meaning of "laid off" is:

to lose your job because there is not enough work

What is the definition of "laid off"?

The definition of "laid off" is:

to lose your job because there is not enough work


"laid off" means

Practice this idiom with the idioMeanings eBookto lose your job because there is not enough work Continue reading “laid off”

later

The meaning of "later" is:

goodbye (more…)

What is the definition of "later"?

The definition of "later" is:

goodbye (more…)


"later" means

goodbye Continue reading “later”

leave it to me

The meaning of "leave it to me" is:

(idiom) I’ll be responsible for it (more…)

What is the definition of "leave it to me"?

The definition of "leave it to me" is:

(idiom) I’ll be responsible for it (more…)


"leave it to me" means

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leave someone high and dry

The meaning of "leave someone high and dry" is:

(idiom) to leave someone in a difficult position

What is the definition of "leave someone high and dry"?

The definition of "leave someone high and dry" is:

(idiom) to leave someone in a difficult position


"leave someone high and dry" means

(idiom) to leave someone in a difficult position

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let go

The meaning of "let go" is:

to lose your job because there is not enough work

What is the definition of "let go"?

The definition of "let go" is:

to lose your job because there is not enough work


"let go" means

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let it slide

The meaning of "let it slide" is:

(idiom) something in the past cannot be fixed, so it must be forgiven (more…)

What is the definition of "let it slide"?

The definition of "let it slide" is:

(idiom) something in the past cannot be fixed, so it must be forgiven (more…)


"let it slide" means

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let the cat out of the bag

The meaning of "let the cat out of the bag" is:

(idiom) to reveal a secret by mistake (more…)

What is the definition of "let the cat out of the bag"?

The definition of "let the cat out of the bag" is:

(idiom) to reveal a secret by mistake (more…)


"let the cat out of the bag" means

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like a cat on a hot tin roof

The meaning of "like a cat on a hot tin roof" is:

(idiom) very angry, very nervous

What is the definition of "like a cat on a hot tin roof"?

The definition of "like a cat on a hot tin roof" is:

(idiom) very angry, very nervous


"like a cat on a hot tin roof" means

(idiom) very angry, very nervous

Example Sentences:

A: What’s wrong with you? You’re acting like a cat on a hot tin roof!
B: I have to give a speech today!
A: Oh. Good luck!

The actor was like a cat on a hot tin roof while he was waiting for his first performance to begin

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like a kid in a candy store

The meaning of "like a kid in a candy store" is:

(idiom) very happy like a young child

What is the definition of "like a kid in a candy store"?

The definition of "like a kid in a candy store" is:

(idiom) very happy like a young child


"like a kid in a candy store" means

(idiom) very happy like a young child

Example Sentences:

A: Did your husband have fun at the Car Show?
B: Yeah! He was like a kid in a candy store! I’ve never seen him smile so much!

Robert felt like a kid in a candy store when he went to Future Shop to buy an iPod.

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like herding cats

The meaning of "like herding cats" is:

(idiom) something that is very difficult to organize and do

What is the definition of "like herding cats"?

The definition of "like herding cats" is:

(idiom) something that is very difficult to organize and do


"like herding cats" means

(idiom) something that is very difficult to organize and do

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like night and day

The meaning of "like night and day" is:

totally different

What is the definition of "like night and day"?

The definition of "like night and day" is:

totally different


"like night and day" means

totally different

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like sardines in a can

The meaning of "like sardines in a can" is:

extremely crowded place

What is the definition of "like sardines in a can"?

The definition of "like sardines in a can" is:

extremely crowded place


"like sardines in a can" means

extremely crowded place

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line something up

The meaning of "line something up" is:

to organize

What is the definition of "line something up"?

The definition of "line something up" is:

to organize


"line something up" means

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live up to someone’s expectations

The meaning of "live up to someone’s expectations" is:

to be as good as good as someone thought something would be

What is the definition of "live up to someone’s expectations"?

The definition of "live up to someone’s expectations" is:

to be as good as good as someone thought something would be


"live up to someone’s expectations" means

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LMS

The meaning of "LMS" is:

Like My Status

What is the definition of "LMS"?

The definition of "LMS" is:

Like My Status


"LMS" means

Like My Status

Example Sentences:

Hey, can you LMS? I want to promote my website.

5% off your Black Friday purchase if you LMS on Facebook.

Continue reading “LMS”

look down

The meaning of "look down" is:

to look sad

What is the definition of "look down"?

The definition of "look down" is:

to look sad


"look down" means

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look on the bright side

The meaning of "look on the bright side" is:

(idiom) every bad situation has some positives

What is the definition of "look on the bright side"?

The definition of "look on the bright side" is:

(idiom) every bad situation has some positives


"look on the bright side" means

(idiom) every bad situation has some positives

Example Sentences:

I know your boyfriend ended your relationship, but look on the bright side. You’ll find a new boyfriend soon!

Always look on the bright side of life!

Media:

look up to

The meaning of "look up to" is:

(idiom) to respect, to admire, to idolize

What is the definition of "look up to"?

The definition of "look up to" is:

(idiom) to respect, to admire, to idolize


"look up to" means

(idiom) to respect, to admire, to idolize

Example Sentences:

I look up to Michael Jordan because he’s the best basketball player that ever lived. I wish I could be like him.

When I was younger I looked up to Michael Jackson. I don’t anymore.

Teenagers are always looking up to their older brothers and sisters.

lose face

The meaning of "lose face" is:

(idiom) to be extremely embarrassed
(more…)

What is the definition of "lose face"?

The definition of "lose face" is:

(idiom) to be extremely embarrassed
(more…)


"lose face" means

(idiom) to be extremely embarrassed
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lose it

The meaning of "lose it" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

What is the definition of "lose it"?

The definition of "lose it" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick


"lose it" means

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

Example Sentence:

On the weekend I got sick and lost it!

A: Where is Thomas?
B: He is losing it in the washroom because he drank too much tequila!

If I eat that fish I will lose it! I am allergic to fish!

lose one’s livelihood

The meaning of "lose one’s livelihood" is:

to lose one’s ability to make money

What is the definition of "lose one’s livelihood"?

The definition of "lose one’s livelihood" is:

to lose one’s ability to make money


"lose one’s livelihood" means

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made of money

The meaning of "made of money" is:

to be rich

What is the definition of "made of money"?

The definition of "made of money" is:

to be rich


"made of money" means

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make a pass at someone

The meaning of "make a pass at someone" is:

to make a sexual comment to someone

What is the definition of "make a pass at someone"?

The definition of "make a pass at someone" is:

to make a sexual comment to someone


"make a pass at someone" means

to make a sexual comment to someone

Example Sentences:

That guy tried to make a pass at girlfriend, so I punched him in the face.

If you keep making passes at my boyfriend, there is going to be trouble!

The beautiful woman had a terrible time at the nightclub because men were constantly making passes at her.

Media:

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make an ass of oneself

The meaning of "make an ass of oneself" is:

(idiom) to embarrass yourself

What is the definition of "make an ass of oneself"?

The definition of "make an ass of oneself" is:

(idiom) to embarrass yourself


"make an ass of oneself" means

(idiom) to embarrass yourself

Example Sentences:

Alexandra made an ass of herself by going to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with a bottle of wine.

The student made an ass of himself when his cellphone went off during his presentation.

A: Did you meet your new girlfriend’s parents?
B: Yeah.
A: How did it go?
B: Terribly. I made an ass of myself!
A: How?
B: I don’t want to talk about it!

make ends meet

The meaning of "make ends meet" is:

to earn just enough money to avoid getting into debt

What is the definition of "make ends meet"?

The definition of "make ends meet" is:

to earn just enough money to avoid getting into debt


"make ends meet" means

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make lemonade out of lemons

The meaning of "make lemonade out of lemons" is:

(idiom) make a bad situation seem better

What is the definition of "make lemonade out of lemons"?

The definition of "make lemonade out of lemons" is:

(idiom) make a bad situation seem better


"make lemonade out of lemons" means

(idiom) make a bad situation seem better

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make up a story

The meaning of "make up a story" is:

to create a story that is not true

What is the definition of "make up a story"?

The definition of "make up a story" is:

to create a story that is not true


"make up a story" means

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make-or-break

The meaning of "make-or-break" is:

(idiom) a thing that decides success or failure

What is the definition of "make-or-break"?

The definition of "make-or-break" is:

(idiom) a thing that decides success or failure


"make-or-break" means

(idiom) a thing that decides success or failure

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max one’s credit card

The meaning of "max one’s credit card" is:

to use your credit card until it reaches its limit

What is the definition of "max one’s credit card"?

The definition of "max one’s credit card" is:

to use your credit card until it reaches its limit


"max one’s credit card" means

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may I?

The meaning of "may I?" is:

(idiom) is it alright if I? (more…)

What is the definition of "may I?"?

The definition of "may I?" is:

(idiom) is it alright if I? (more…)


"may I?" means

(idiom) is it alright if I? Continue reading “may I?”

mind-blowing

The meaning of "mind-blowing" is:

overwhelmingly amazing or impressive

What is the definition of "mind-blowing"?

The definition of "mind-blowing" is:

overwhelmingly amazing or impressive


"mind-blowing" means

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mind-numbing

The meaning of "mind-numbing" is:

to be extremely boring

What is the definition of "mind-numbing"?

The definition of "mind-numbing" is:

to be extremely boring


"mind-numbing" means

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mouth watering

The meaning of "mouth watering" is:

to be really delicious

What is the definition of "mouth watering"?

The definition of "mouth watering" is:

to be really delicious


"mouth watering" means

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my bad

The meaning of "my bad" is:

it’s my mistake, it’s my fault

What is the definition of "my bad"?

The definition of "my bad" is:

it’s my mistake, it’s my fault


"my bad" means

it’s my mistake, it’s my fault

Continue reading “my bad”

nervous wreck

The meaning of "nervous wreck" is:

a very nervous person

What is the definition of "nervous wreck"?

The definition of "nervous wreck" is:

a very nervous person


"nervous wreck" means

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no hard feelings

The meaning of "no hard feelings" is:

(idiom) no problem, I’m not angry
(more…)

What is the definition of "no hard feelings"?

The definition of "no hard feelings" is:

(idiom) no problem, I’m not angry
(more…)


"no hard feelings" means

(idiom) no problem, I’m not angry
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nod off

The meaning of "nod off" is:

(idiom) to sleep, to nap

What is the definition of "nod off"?

The definition of "nod off" is:

(idiom) to sleep, to nap


"nod off" means

(idiom) to sleep, to nap

Example Sentences:

I think I’m going to nod off for a few minutes. I’m really tired.

A: What time did you nod off last night?
B: Around 11.

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not a hope in hell

The meaning of "not a hope in hell" is:

(idiom) no chance at all (more…)

What is the definition of "not a hope in hell"?

The definition of "not a hope in hell" is:

(idiom) no chance at all (more…)


"not a hope in hell" means

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not all there

The meaning of "not all there" is:

(idiom) a little bit crazy, not thinking properly

What is the definition of "not all there"?

The definition of "not all there" is:

(idiom) a little bit crazy, not thinking properly


"not all there" means

(idiom) a little bit crazy, not thinking properly

Continue reading “not all there”

not mince words

The meaning of "not mince words" is:

(idiom) directly criticize someone without being polite (more…)

What is the definition of "not mince words"?

The definition of "not mince words" is:

(idiom) directly criticize someone without being polite (more…)


"not mince words" means

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not one’s cup of tea

The meaning of "not one’s cup of tea" is:

(idiom) not something one enjoys

What is the definition of "not one’s cup of tea"?

The definition of "not one’s cup of tea" is:

(idiom) not something one enjoys


"not one’s cup of tea" means

(idiom) not something one enjoys

Continue reading “not one’s cup of tea”

not playing with a full deck

The meaning of "not playing with a full deck" is:

(idiom) very stupid

What is the definition of "not playing with a full deck"?

The definition of "not playing with a full deck" is:

(idiom) very stupid


"not playing with a full deck" means

(idiom) very stupid

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nothing to lose

The meaning of "nothing to lose" is:

(idiom) you should take a risk, because things cannot get worse

What is the definition of "nothing to lose"?

The definition of "nothing to lose" is:

(idiom) you should take a risk, because things cannot get worse


"nothing to lose" means

(idiom) you should take a risk, because things cannot get worse

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nothing to sneeze at

The meaning of "nothing to sneeze at" is:

(idiom) something shouldn’t be minimized or ignored

What is the definition of "nothing to sneeze at"?

The definition of "nothing to sneeze at" is:

(idiom) something shouldn’t be minimized or ignored


"nothing to sneeze at" means

(idiom) something shouldn’t be minimized or ignored

Continue reading “nothing to sneeze at”

off one’s rocker

The meaning of "off one’s rocker" is:

(idiom) crazy, not thinking properly

What is the definition of "off one’s rocker"?

The definition of "off one’s rocker" is:

(idiom) crazy, not thinking properly


"off one’s rocker" means

(idiom) crazy, not thinking properly

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on a wing and a prayer

The meaning of "on a wing and a prayer" is:

(idiom) with only a very small chance of success

What is the definition of "on a wing and a prayer"?

The definition of "on a wing and a prayer" is:

(idiom) with only a very small chance of success


"on a wing and a prayer" means

(idiom) with only a very small chance of success

Example Sentences:

A: How did you do on your medical school exam?
B: I got 51%
A: Do you think you will get into Harvard?
B: Only on a wing and a prayer.

The inexperienced baseball team was on a wing and a prayer as they prepared to play the defending champions.

From the News:

Finding love on a wing and a prayer

on edge

The meaning of "on edge" is:

(idiom) to be very nervous about something (more…)

What is the definition of "on edge"?

The definition of "on edge" is:

(idiom) to be very nervous about something (more…)


"on edge" means

(idiom) to be very nervous about something Continue reading “on edge”

on foot

The meaning of "on foot" is:

(idiom) to travel by walking (more…)

What is the definition of "on foot"?

The definition of "on foot" is:

(idiom) to travel by walking (more…)


"on foot" means

(idiom) to travel by walking Continue reading “on foot”

on one

The meaning of "on one" is:

(idiom) someone is paying

What is the definition of "on one"?

The definition of "on one" is:

(idiom) someone is paying


"on one" means

(idiom) someone is paying

Example Sentences:

Thank you for celebrating my birthday everyone. Drinks are on me!

A: Do you want to go out for dinner with my family and I?
B: Where are you going?
A: We’re going to Le Steak!
B: It’s too expensive for me.
A: It’s okay! Dinner is on my dad!
B: I’ll meet you there!

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on one’s high horse

The meaning of "on one’s high horse" is:

(idiom) to feel as if one is better than others (more…)

What is the definition of "on one’s high horse"?

The definition of "on one’s high horse" is:

(idiom) to feel as if one is better than others (more…)


"on one’s high horse" means

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on pins and needles

The meaning of "on pins and needles" is:

(idiom) to be very excited and nervous about something

What is the definition of "on pins and needles"?

The definition of "on pins and needles" is:

(idiom) to be very excited and nervous about something


"on pins and needles" means

(idiom) to be very excited and nervous about something

Example Sentence:

I am on pins and needles waiting for the new Britney Spears album to come out. I can’t wait!

on second thought

The meaning of "on second thought" is:

(idiom) a change of opinion after thinking about something again

What is the definition of "on second thought"?

The definition of "on second thought" is:

(idiom) a change of opinion after thinking about something again


"on second thought" means

(idiom) a change of opinion after thinking about something again

Example sentence:

Mom: Do you want some more dinner?
Son: No thank you.
Mom: Are you sure, you still look hungry?
Son: Well, on second thought, yes I will have some more!

on tap

The meaning of "on tap" is:

(idiom) planned (more…)

What is the definition of "on tap"?

The definition of "on tap" is:

(idiom) planned (more…)


"on tap" means

(idiom) planned Continue reading “on tap”

on the brink of

The meaning of "on the brink of" is:

(idiom) about to experience something negative

What is the definition of "on the brink of"?

The definition of "on the brink of" is:

(idiom) about to experience something negative


"on the brink of" means

(idiom) about to experience something negative

Example Sentences:

The US economy is on the brink of a recession.

My son is on the brink of getting forced to leave his university because his grades are bad.

The criminal is on the brink of getting sent to jail, because he has committed many crimes.

Certain species of whales are on the brink of extinction because of whaling.

Media:

CNBC News – On The Brink

….on the brink of bankruptcy….

on the dot

The meaning of "on the dot" is:

(idiom) exactly on time (more…)

What is the definition of "on the dot"?

The definition of "on the dot" is:

(idiom) exactly on time (more…)


"on the dot" means

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on the fence

The meaning of "on the fence" is:

(idiom) to be unable to make a difficult decision about two or more possibilities (more…)

What is the definition of "on the fence"?

The definition of "on the fence" is:

(idiom) to be unable to make a difficult decision about two or more possibilities (more…)


"on the fence" means

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on the mend

The meaning of "on the mend" is:

(idiom) getting better after being sick

What is the definition of "on the mend"?

The definition of "on the mend" is:

(idiom) getting better after being sick


"on the mend" means

(idiom) getting better after being sick

Example Sentences:

Son: How are you feeling, mom? Do you still have a cold?
Mom: I think I am on the mend. I still have a cold, but I feel like I am a lot better.

After a long illness, Samuel is finally on the mend.

on the outs

The meaning of "on the outs" is:

(idiom) to no longer be on friendly terms

What is the definition of "on the outs"?

The definition of "on the outs" is:

(idiom) to no longer be on friendly terms


"on the outs" means

(idiom) to no longer be on friendly terms

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on the rocks

The meaning of "on the rocks" is:

(idiom) a relationship is facing much difficulty, is almost over

What is the definition of "on the rocks"?

The definition of "on the rocks" is:

(idiom) a relationship is facing much difficulty, is almost over


"on the rocks" means

(idiom) a relationship is facing much difficulty, is almost over

Example Sentences:

My marriage is on the rocks because my wife and I don’t get along anymore.

My best friend was really rude to me, and now our friendship is on the rocks.

on the rocks (2)

The meaning of "on the rocks (2)" is:

(idiom) when a drink is served with ice

What is the definition of "on the rocks (2)"?

The definition of "on the rocks (2)" is:

(idiom) when a drink is served with ice


"on the rocks (2)" means

(idiom) when a drink is served with ice

Example Sentences:

Customer: I’d like a Whiskey, please.
Bartender: Would you like that on the rocks?
Customer: Yes please.

I’ll have a Gin and Tonic on the rocks please.
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on the same page

The meaning of "on the same page" is:

(idiom) to agree on something (more…)

What is the definition of "on the same page"?

The definition of "on the same page" is:

(idiom) to agree on something (more…)


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on the tip of one’s tongue

The meaning of "on the tip of one’s tongue" is:

(idiom) about to remember something

What is the definition of "on the tip of one’s tongue"?

The definition of "on the tip of one’s tongue" is:

(idiom) about to remember something


"on the tip of one’s tongue" means

(idiom) about to remember something

Continue reading “on the tip of one’s tongue”

on the verge of

The meaning of "on the verge of" is:

(idiom) about to experience something positive

What is the definition of "on the verge of"?

The definition of "on the verge of" is:

(idiom) about to experience something positive


"on the verge of" means

(idiom) about to experience something positive

Example Sentences:

My son has just graduated from law school, and has three places offering him jobs. He is on the verge of success!

The team is on the verge of winning the championship if they win tonight’s game!

From the News:

On the verge of a new vaccine

Media:

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“….on the verge of having three different players….

on thin ice

The meaning of "on thin ice" is:

(idiom) in a dangerous situation (more…)

What is the definition of "on thin ice"?

The definition of "on thin ice" is:

(idiom) in a dangerous situation (more…)


"on thin ice" means

(idiom) in a dangerous situation Continue reading “on thin ice”

once close to

The meaning of "once close to" is:

(idiom) used to be close to something, but not anymore

What is the definition of "once close to"?

The definition of "once close to" is:

(idiom) used to be close to something, but not anymore


"once close to" means

(idiom) used to be close to something, but not anymore

Example Sentences:

A: Do you and your father have a good relationship?
B: I was once close to him, but I’m not really anymore.

The countries of Canada and the USA were once close to each other, but are becoming less so in recent years.

Mark was once close to the church, but now he is no longer a believer.

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once in a blue moon

The meaning of "once in a blue moon" is:

(idiom) very rarely

What is the definition of "once in a blue moon"?

The definition of "once in a blue moon" is:

(idiom) very rarely


"once in a blue moon" means

(idiom) very rarely

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one can hear a pin drop

The meaning of "one can hear a pin drop" is:

(idiom) it is extremely quiet

What is the definition of "one can hear a pin drop"?

The definition of "one can hear a pin drop" is:

(idiom) it is extremely quiet


"one can hear a pin drop" means

(idiom) it is extremely quiet

Example Sentences:

After the terrible comedian finished his performance, you could hear a pin drop. Nobody was cheering!

Wilma and I were so happy when we moved out of the city and into the countryside. Our new house is so quiet, we can hear a pin drop!

Continue reading “one can hear a pin drop”

one up someone

The meaning of "one up someone" is:

(idiom) to have an advantage over someone, to be better than someone

What is the definition of "one up someone"?

The definition of "one up someone" is:

(idiom) to have an advantage over someone, to be better than someone


"one up someone" means

(idiom) to have an advantage over someone, to be better than someone

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one would give one’s right arm

The meaning of "one would give one’s right arm" is:

(idiom) one would do a lot to get something

What is the definition of "one would give one’s right arm"?

The definition of "one would give one’s right arm" is:

(idiom) one would do a lot to get something


"one would give one’s right arm" means

(idiom) one would do a lot to get something

Continue reading “one would give one’s right arm”

one’s bark is worse than one’s bite

The meaning of "one’s bark is worse than one’s bite" is:

(idiom) someone is not as tough or strong as they seem

What is the definition of "one’s bark is worse than one’s bite"?

The definition of "one’s bark is worse than one’s bite" is:

(idiom) someone is not as tough or strong as they seem


"one’s bark is worse than one’s bite" means

(idiom) someone is not as tough or strong as they seem

Example Sentences:

A: That guy just challenged me to a fight!
B: Don’t worry, his bark is worse than his bite. He would never get into a fight!
A: Okay.

When I started my new job, my boss was always threatening to fire me. After a few weeks, I realized that her bark was worse than her bite, and that she would never fire me.

Media:

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one’s eyes are bigger than one’s stomach

The meaning of "one’s eyes are bigger than one’s stomach" is:

an expression used when somebody wants more food than they can eat

What is the definition of "one’s eyes are bigger than one’s stomach"?

The definition of "one’s eyes are bigger than one’s stomach" is:

an expression used when somebody wants more food than they can eat


"one’s eyes are bigger than one’s stomach" means

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one’s two cents

The meaning of "one’s two cents" is:

(idiom) one’s opinion

What is the definition of "one’s two cents"?

The definition of "one’s two cents" is:

(idiom) one’s opinion


"one’s two cents" means

(idiom) one’s opinion

Example Sentences:

A: What do you think of global warming?
B: Well, if you want my two cents, I feel like people aren’t doing enough to stop it!

People don’t like Lisa very much because she is always giving her two cents, even if people aren’t asking for it.

Media:

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one’s worst nightmare

The meaning of "one’s worst nightmare" is:

the worst situation for a person

What is the definition of "one’s worst nightmare"?

The definition of "one’s worst nightmare" is:

the worst situation for a person


"one’s worst nightmare" means

the worst situation for a person

Continue reading “one’s worst nightmare”

out of nowhere

The meaning of "out of nowhere" is:

(idiom) without warning

What is the definition of "out of nowhere"?

The definition of "out of nowhere" is:

(idiom) without warning


"out of nowhere" means

(idiom) without warning

Example Sentences:

I was sitting at home, reading the newspaper, when out of nowhere my best friend from high-school called. I haven’t talked to her in 20 years!

Out of nowhere, the policeman ran into our office and began to chase the criminal.

out of the blue

The meaning of "out of the blue" is:

(idiom) without warning

What is the definition of "out of the blue"?

The definition of "out of the blue" is:

(idiom) without warning


"out of the blue" means

(idiom) without warning

Example Sentences:

I was sitting at home, reading the newspaper, when out of the blue my best friend from high-school called. I haven’t talked to her in 20 years!

Out of the blue, the policeman ran into our office and began to chase the criminal.

out of this world

The meaning of "out of this world" is:

amazing

What is the definition of "out of this world"?

The definition of "out of this world" is:

amazing


"out of this world" means

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out to lunch

The meaning of "out to lunch" is:

to not be paying attention

What is the definition of "out to lunch"?

The definition of "out to lunch" is:

to not be paying attention


"out to lunch" means

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over my dead body

The meaning of "over my dead body" is:

(idiom) I will never let you do this

What is the definition of "over my dead body"?

The definition of "over my dead body" is:

(idiom) I will never let you do this


"over my dead body" means

(idiom) I will never let you do this

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over one’s head

The meaning of "over one’s head" is:

(idiom) something is too difficult or complicated for someone to understand

What is the definition of "over one’s head"?

The definition of "over one’s head" is:

(idiom) something is too difficult or complicated for someone to understand


"over one’s head" means

(idiom) something is too difficult or complicated for someone to understand

Example Sentences:

A: Do you ever wonder if God is real?
B: That stuff is so over my head that I never try to think about it.

Before the Olympics, Angelina tried to learn how to speak Chinese. Unfortunately, it was over her head, and she quit after only 3 weeks.

A: What do you think of the new professor?
B: His teaching style is way over my head. I can’t understand what he’s talking about.

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over the moon

The meaning of "over the moon" is:

(idiom) very happy (more…)

What is the definition of "over the moon"?

The definition of "over the moon" is:

(idiom) very happy (more…)


"over the moon" means

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pain in the ass

The meaning of "pain in the ass" is:

(idiom) something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome

What is the definition of "pain in the ass"?

The definition of "pain in the ass" is:

(idiom) something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome


"pain in the ass" means

(idiom) something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome

Example Sentences:

This new class is a pain in the ass. It’s so difficult….and boring!

My little sister is a pain in the ass! She never leaves me alone!

pain in the bum

The meaning of "pain in the bum" is:

something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome

What is the definition of "pain in the bum"?

The definition of "pain in the bum" is:

something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome


"pain in the bum" means

something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome

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pain in the butt

The meaning of "pain in the butt" is:

(idiom) something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome

What is the definition of "pain in the butt"?

The definition of "pain in the butt" is:

(idiom) something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome


"pain in the butt" means

(idiom) something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome

Example Sentences:

This new class is a pain in the butt. It’s so difficult….and boring!

My little sister is a pain in the butt! She never leaves me alone!

pain in the neck

The meaning of "pain in the neck" is:

(idiom) something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome (more…)

What is the definition of "pain in the neck"?

The definition of "pain in the neck" is:

(idiom) something or someone that is very annoying or troublesome (more…)


"pain in the neck" means

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pale

The meaning of "pale" is:

to be very white

What is the definition of "pale"?

The definition of "pale" is:

to be very white


"pale" means

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pay off

The meaning of "pay off" is:

to pay for all your debts

What is the definition of "pay off"?

The definition of "pay off" is:

to pay for all your debts


"pay off" means

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peace out

The meaning of "peace out" is:

goodbye (more…)

What is the definition of "peace out"?

The definition of "peace out" is:

goodbye (more…)


"peace out" means

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peanuts

The meaning of "peanuts" is:

very little money

What is the definition of "peanuts"?

The definition of "peanuts" is:

very little money


"peanuts" means

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pick up line

The meaning of "pick up line" is:

a conversation starter where the speaker tries to interest someone for romance or dating.

What is the definition of "pick up line"?

The definition of "pick up line" is:

a conversation starter where the speaker tries to interest someone for romance or dating.


"pick up line" means

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pick up the pieces

The meaning of "pick up the pieces" is:

(idiom) to try and continue with life after a terrible event (more…)

What is the definition of "pick up the pieces"?

The definition of "pick up the pieces" is:

(idiom) to try and continue with life after a terrible event (more…)


"pick up the pieces" means

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piece of cake

The meaning of "piece of cake" is:

(idiom) a very easy thing

What is the definition of "piece of cake"?

The definition of "piece of cake" is:

(idiom) a very easy thing


"piece of cake" means

(idiom) a very easy thing

Example Sentences:

That project was a piece of cake. It only took me two hours!

The students asked their teacher for more homework, because their class was a piece of cake.

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pig out

The meaning of "pig out" is:

to eat too much

What is the definition of "pig out"?

The definition of "pig out" is:

to eat too much


"pig out" means

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piss one’s money away

The meaning of "piss one’s money away" is:

to waste your money

What is the definition of "piss one’s money away"?

The definition of "piss one’s money away" is:

to waste your money


"piss one’s money away" means

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plug something

The meaning of "plug something" is:

to advertise something

What is the definition of "plug something"?

The definition of "plug something" is:

to advertise something


"plug something" means

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point something out

The meaning of "point something out" is:

to make someone aware of something

What is the definition of "point something out"?

The definition of "point something out" is:

to make someone aware of something


"point something out" means

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pooped

The meaning of "pooped" is:

very tired

What is the definition of "pooped"?

The definition of "pooped" is:

very tired


"pooped" means

Practice this idiom with the idioMeanings eBookvery tired

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practice what one preaches

The meaning of "practice what one preaches" is:

(idiom) do what one advises others to do (more…)

What is the definition of "practice what one preaches"?

The definition of "practice what one preaches" is:

(idiom) do what one advises others to do (more…)


"practice what one preaches" means

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puke

The meaning of "puke" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

What is the definition of "puke"?

The definition of "puke" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick


"puke" means

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

Example Sentence:

On the weekend I got sick and puked!

A: Where is Thomas?
B: He is puking in the washroom because he drank too much tequila!

If I eat that fish I will puke! I am allergic to fish!

pull the plug

The meaning of "pull the plug" is:

(idiom) to prevent something from happening or continuing

What is the definition of "pull the plug"?

The definition of "pull the plug" is:

(idiom) to prevent something from happening or continuing


"pull the plug" means

(idiom) to prevent something from happening or continuing

Example Sentences:

My mother is going to pull the plug on our party, because she’s afraid there’s going to be too many people.

The government pulled the plug on the plan to build a nuclear power plant.

If you keep pulling the plug on your dates with Thomas, he’s going to stop calling you.
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put aside

The meaning of "put aside" is:

to save money for something

What is the definition of "put aside"?

The definition of "put aside" is:

to save money for something


"put aside" means

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put one’s foot in one’s mouth

The meaning of "put one’s foot in one’s mouth" is:

(idiom) to say something that is really embarrassing

What is the definition of "put one’s foot in one’s mouth"?

The definition of "put one’s foot in one’s mouth" is:

(idiom) to say something that is really embarrassing


"put one’s foot in one’s mouth" means

(idiom) to say something that is really embarrassing

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put one’s money where one’s mouth is

The meaning of "put one’s money where one’s mouth is" is:

(idiom) to take some action to support something you have said

What is the definition of "put one’s money where one’s mouth is"?

The definition of "put one’s money where one’s mouth is" is:

(idiom) to take some action to support something you have said


"put one’s money where one’s mouth is" means

(idiom) to take some action to support something you have said

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put our heads together

The meaning of "put our heads together" is:

(idiom) to work together on something with two or more people

What is the definition of "put our heads together"?

The definition of "put our heads together" is:

(idiom) to work together on something with two or more people


"put our heads together" means

(idiom) to work together on something with two or more people

Example Sentences:

I’m not sure how to do this assignment, but if we put our heads together, I think we might be able to figure it out.

Kids: Mom, we don’t want to clean up the house anymore!
Mom: Well, if you keep putting your heads together, it will go faster!

Our presentation was taking a long time, but once we put our heads together, it was much easier.
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put someone up

The meaning of "put someone up" is:

to allow someone to stay in your home

What is the definition of "put someone up"?

The definition of "put someone up" is:

to allow someone to stay in your home


"put someone up" means

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put together

The meaning of "put together" is:

to organize

What is the definition of "put together"?

The definition of "put together" is:

to organize


"put together" means

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rags to riches

The meaning of "rags to riches" is:

(idiom) a situation where someone goes from being poor to being rich

What is the definition of "rags to riches"?

The definition of "rags to riches" is:

(idiom) a situation where someone goes from being poor to being rich


"rags to riches" means

(idiom) a situation where someone goes from being poor to being rich

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raining cats and dogs

The meaning of "raining cats and dogs" is:

(idiom) a lot of rain, heavy rain

What is the definition of "raining cats and dogs"?

The definition of "raining cats and dogs" is:

(idiom) a lot of rain, heavy rain


"raining cats and dogs" means

(idiom) a lot of rain, heavy rain

Example Sentence:

If you go to Vancouver in the winter it is always raining cats and dogs.

Oh no, it’s raining cats and dogs outside, and I forgot my umbrella!

rake someone over the coals

The meaning of "rake someone over the coals" is:

(idiom) to scold or criticize someone strongly

What is the definition of "rake someone over the coals"?

The definition of "rake someone over the coals" is:

(idiom) to scold or criticize someone strongly


"rake someone over the coals" means

(idiom) to scold or criticize someone strongly

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ralph

The meaning of "ralph" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

What is the definition of "ralph"?

The definition of "ralph" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick


"ralph" means

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

Example Sentence:

On the weekend I got sick and ralphed!

A: Where is Thomas?
B: He is ralphing in the washroom because he drank too much tequila!

If I eat that fish I will ralph! I am allergic to fish!

rat on someone

The meaning of "rat on someone" is:

(idiom) to tell someone in authority about the wrong or illegal actions of another.

What is the definition of "rat on someone"?

The definition of "rat on someone" is:

(idiom) to tell someone in authority about the wrong or illegal actions of another.


"rat on someone" means

(idiom) to tell someone in authority about the wrong or illegal actions of another.

Example Sentences:

My brother came home drunk so I ratted on him to my mother.

The ex-mobster ratted on his former gang mates when the police caught him.

rat someone out

The meaning of "rat someone out" is:

(idiom) to tell someone in authority about the wrong or illegal actions of another.

What is the definition of "rat someone out"?

The definition of "rat someone out" is:

(idiom) to tell someone in authority about the wrong or illegal actions of another.


"rat someone out" means

(idiom) to tell someone in authority about the wrong or illegal actions of another.

Example Sentences:

My brother came home drunk so I ratted him out to my mother.

The ex-mobster ratted his former gang mates out when the police caught him.

read between the lines

The meaning of "read between the lines" is:

discover the hidden meaning

What is the definition of "read between the lines"?

The definition of "read between the lines" is:

discover the hidden meaning


"read between the lines" means

discover the hidden meaning

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reek to high heaven

The meaning of "reek to high heaven" is:

(idiom) smell very badly

What is the definition of "reek to high heaven"?

The definition of "reek to high heaven" is:

(idiom) smell very badly


"reek to high heaven" means

(idiom) smell very badly

Example Sentences:

A: What reeks to high heaven in here?
B: I’m eating strong cheese.

I had to have a shower after the gym, because I reeked to high heaven.

Wayne’s house had been reeking to high heaven ever since his friend left some rotten food on the counter.
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retch

The meaning of "retch" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

What is the definition of "retch"?

The definition of "retch" is:

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick


"retch" means

(idiom) to vomit a lot, to be very sick

Example Sentence:

On the weekend I got sick and retch!

A: Where is Thomas?
B: He is retching in the washroom because he drank too much tequila!

If I eat that fish I will retch! I am allergic to fish!

rise from the ashes

The meaning of "rise from the ashes" is:

(idiom) to return to the original form after being destroyed (more…)

What is the definition of "rise from the ashes"?

The definition of "rise from the ashes" is:

(idiom) to return to the original form after being destroyed (more…)