American Idioms and Expressions

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This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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Some Random Idioms
throw (someone) to the wolves
What does "throw (someone) to the wolves" mean?
to send someone into danger without protection, to sacrifice someoneThe salesman decided to throw his co-worker to the wolves when he asked him to meet the angry customer.
bones
What does "bones" mean?
dice. Roll 'dem bones.
crackers
What does "crackers" mean?
mentally unstable; nuts; crazy
nip (something) in the bud
What does "nip (something) in the bud" mean?
to stop something at the startThey found out about the computer problem but were able to nip the problem in the bud.
cut out (something) or cut (something) out
What does "cut out (something) or cut (something) out" mean?
to eliminate something My cousin decided to cut out chocolate in order to lose weight.

sixth sense
What does "sixth sense" mean?
a power to know or feel that things are beyond the five senses of sight/hearing/smell/taste/touchThe woman has a sixth sense and she seems to know what everyone is thinking.
sell (something) for a song
What does "sell (something) for a song" mean?
to sell something very cheaplyThey sold the furniture for a song.
a square meal
What does "a square meal" mean?
a nourishing/filling mealWe sat down and ate our first square meal in many days when we visited my grandparents.
sell (something) for a song
What does "sell (something) for a song" mean?
to sell something very cheaplyThey sold the furniture for a song.
spin one's wheels
What does "spin one's wheels" mean?
to be in motion but get nowhereI was spinning my wheels all week and I did not get much done.

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