American Idioms and Expressions

A Bundle Idiom

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a bundle
What does a bundle mean?
: a lot of money.A: "Your new car is really nice."B: "It should be. It cost me a bundle!"

Some Random Idioms
until hell freezes over
What does "until hell freezes over" mean?
forever."Chris can practice the piano until hell freezesover, but he'll never playwell because he's tone-deaf."
get off (easy/lightly)
What does "get off (easy/lightly)" mean?
receive very little or no punishment for somethingThe young man got off easy and did not have to go to jail for his crime.
as wild as a tiger
What does "as wild as a tiger" mean?
very wildThe little boy was as wild as a tiger when we were trying to look after him.
over and over
What does "over and over" mean?
repeated many timesI told my friend over and over that I do not want to go to that restaurant again.
clip joint
What does "clip joint" mean?
a low-class business where people are cheated The men went into a clip joint near the bus station and had to pay a lot of money.

GI
What does "GI" mean?
Government Issue - stamped on US military equipment and often means US soldier Government Issue - stamped on US military equipment and often means US soldierThe man went to the store and bought a GI Joe doll for his son.
at any rate
What does "at any rate" mean?
anyway "At any rate, I am not going to a movie tonight."

as easy as ABC
What does "as easy as ABC" mean?
very easy Learning how to use a computer is as easy as ABC for the children.

take on (an employee)
What does "take on (an employee)" mean?
to give a job to someone, to hire someoneThe company took on many new workers during the busy holiday season.
blow smoke
What does "blow smoke" mean?
say something so as to avoid telling the truth. Stop blowing smoke and say something useful.
Walk a mile in my shoes
What does "Walk a mile in my shoes" mean?
This idiom means that you should try to understand someone before criticizing them.
dodgy
What does "dodgy" mean?
unreliable or poor (quality)

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