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What does a cinch mean?
| something that's very easy to do.||A: How was the test?B: It was a cinch. I finished it quickly and I know that allmy answers were correct."|
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What does "keep books" mean?
| to keep records of money that is gained or spent||The new sales manager does not know how to keep books and he has made many mistakes.|
What does "hicksville" mean?
|small, rural town where people with little education or manners live|
What does "zonked" mean?
|drunk; intoxicated||He was so zonked after the night of partying that we couldn't let him drive.|
|throw (someone) a curve|
What does "throw (someone) a curve" mean?
| to confuse someone by doing something unexpected, to pitch a curve ball to someone in baseball||The lawyer threw the witness a curve with his very complex questions.|
|see the light|
What does "see the light" mean?
| to realize your mistake, to suddenly see how to proceed with something||I finally saw the light and began to work at the same pace as everyone else. |
What does "wienie" mean?
|dumb, incompetent man|
What does "brain teaser" mean?
| a problem for which it is hard to find the answer||My father likes to look in the newspaper for interesting brain teasers.|
|do one`s bit/part|
What does "do one`s bit/part" mean?
| to share in a group project by contributing one`s time and effort||Our teacher did his bit to help plan for the party.|
|up a blind alley|
What does "up a blind alley" mean?
| on a route that leads nowhere, at a dead end||The police were up a blind alley in their search for evidence of the crime.|
|a fish out of water|
What does "a fish out of water" mean?
| someone who does not fit in||The man was like a fish out of water at the expensive restaurant.|