American Idioms and Expressions

A Snap Idiom

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a snap
What does a snap mean?
something that's very easy to do. A: "Is your job difficult?"B: "No, actually it's a snap. In fact, it's so easy that it'sa little bit boring."
a snap
What does a snap mean?
an easy taskThe exam was a snap and I am sure that I did very well.
a snap
What does a snap mean?
an easy task The exam was a snap and I am sure that I did very well.


Some Random Idioms
Stem the tide
What does "Stem the tide" mean?
If people try to stem the tide, they are trying to stop something unpleasant from getting worse, usually when they don't succeed.
sack
What does "sack" mean?
firing, termination, or dismissal from a job
get an eyeful (of someone or something)
What does "get an eyeful (of someone or something)" mean?
to see everything, to see a shocking or surprising sightWe really got an eyeful when we saw the accident on the highway.
lock, stock, and barrel
What does "lock, stock, and barrel" mean?
everythingThe small corner store went out of business and sold everything lock, stock, and barrel.
carrot and stick
What does "carrot and stick" mean?
a reward or a threat of punishment at the same time The trade negotiators took a carrot-and-stick approach to the automobile talks.
pin (someone) down
What does "pin (someone) down" mean?
to keep someone from moving, to make someone stay in a place or positionThe wrestler won the match after he pinned his opponent down for almost a minute.
in safe hands
What does "in safe hands" mean?
under the care of someone or an organization that you can trust and who will help youThe little girl is in safe hands now that she has arrived at her grandmother's house.
look a gift horse in the mouth
What does "look a gift horse in the mouth" mean?
to complain if a gift is not perfectThe girl should not look a gift horse in the mouth and should be happy that she received a present from her friends.
well and good
What does "well and good" mean?
good, satisfactoryIt is well and good that he will go and talk to his supervisor about the problem.
Give someone stick
What does "Give someone stick" mean?
(UK) If someone gives you stick, they criticise you or punish you.
zonked
What does "zonked" mean?
drunk; intoxicatedHe was so zonked after the night of partying that we couldn't let him drive.
dig (something) out or dig out (something)
What does "dig (something) out or dig out (something)" mean?
to locate something I dug out last year's income tax forms to look at.

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