American Idioms and Expressions

A Low Blow Idiom

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a low blow
What does a low blow mean?
a big disappointment. A: "Fred seems depressed. Is he OK?" B: "He's OK, but not good. It was a low blow for him to belaid off from his job."

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back in circulation
What does "back in circulation" mean?
to be available to the public again (a library book) The books were back in circulation after we returned them to the library.

do a number on (someone or something)
What does "do a number on (someone or something)" mean?
to hurt or damage someone or something The students did a number on the spectator stands during the soccer game.

woody
What does "woody" mean?
erection of the penis
count on (someone or something)
What does "count on (someone or something)" mean?
to depend on someone or something You can count on our boss to do everything right.
back to the drawing board
What does "back to the drawing board" mean?
to go back and start a project or idea from the beginning Our boss does not like our idea so we must go back to the drawing board.

Tall story
What does "Tall story" mean?
A tall story is one that is untrue and unbelievable.
strike (someone's) fancy
What does "strike (someone's) fancy" mean?
to appeal to someoneIt did not strike my fancy to go to a restaurant last evening.
Murder will out
What does "Murder will out" mean?
This idiom means that bad deeds can't be kept secret forever.
in bad shape
What does "in bad shape" mean?
injured; in poor (physical) condition. The quarterback was in bad shape after the tackle.
put (something) down to (something)
What does "put (something) down to (something)" mean?
to explain something as being caused by something elseThe police put the accident down to the bad road conditions at the time.
by the seat of one's pants
What does "by the seat of one's pants" mean?
by luck and with very little skillI was able to complete the course by the seat of my pants.

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