American Idioms and Expressions

Armed To The Teeth Idiom

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Armed to the teeth
What does Armed to the teeth mean?
To be heavily armed.Don't even think about going into Chicago's housing projects unless you are armed to the teeth.
This is a pirate phrase originating in Port Royal Jamaica in the 1600's. Having only single shot black powder weapons and cutlesses, they would carry many of these weapons at once to keep up the fight.
In addition they carried a knife in their teeth for maximum arms capability.
armed to the teeth
What does armed to the teeth mean?
to be armed with many weaponsThe police were armed to the teeth during the drug raid.
armed to the teeth
What does armed to the teeth mean?
to be fully armed, to have many weaponsThe robbers were armed to the teeth when they robbed the bank.
armed to the teeth
What does armed to the teeth mean?
to be armed with many weapons The police were armed to the teeth during the raid.

armed to the teeth
What does armed to the teeth mean?
fully armed, having many weapons The robbers were armed to the teeth when they robbed the bank.


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What does "cause tongues to wag" mean?
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What does "ass" mean?
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What does "pay (someone or something) no mind" mean?
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What does "in top form" mean?
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What does "make (someone's) head spin/swim" mean?
to confuse or overwhelm someone, to make someone dizzyThe speed of the day's events made my head spin.
up shit's creek
What does "up shit's creek" mean?
be in a desperate, no-win situation
quick as a wink
What does "quick as a wink" mean?
very quicklyThe woman turned around and quick as a wink her purse was stolen.

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