American Idioms and Expressions

Able To Take A Joke Idiom

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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able to take a joke
What does able to take a joke mean?
to be able to let others laugh and joke about youOur boss is not able to take a joke and we must be careful what we say to him.
able to take a joke
What does able to take a joke mean?
to be able to let others laugh and joke about you Our boss is not able to take a joke. We must be careful what we say to him.


Some Random Idioms
in good hands
What does "in good hands" mean?
in the safe and able care of someone The stolen purse was in good hands after the police found it.

at every turn
What does "at every turn" mean?
everywhere that one looks When we visited Rome, there was a group of tourists at every turn.

with all one`s heart (and soul)
What does "with all one`s heart (and soul)" mean?
with all one's energy and feelingI tried with all my heart to get my friend a job at my company.
quick on the uptake
What does "quick on the uptake" mean?
to be quick to understand somethingThe student is quick on the uptake and understands most scientific theories very quickly.
razz
What does "razz" mean?
tease; taunt
play the fool
What does "play the fool" mean?
to act like a fool, to act in a silly mannerMy friend forced me to play the fool when he left me waiting in the supermarket for two hours.
have (something) on file
What does "have (something) on file" mean?
have or keep a written record of somethingI have the report on file on my computer disc.

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