American Idioms and Expressions

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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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about time
What does about time mean?
to be something that should have happened earlier "It is about time that you returned that book to me."
about time
What does about time mean?
to be something that should have happened earlier "It is about time that you returned that book to me."


Some Random Idioms
field questions
What does "field questions" mean?
to answer questionsThe speaker began to field questions as soon as he finished talking.
psych up
What does "psych up" mean?
excite somebody; make somebody enthusiastic
bite the bullet
What does "bite the bullet" mean?
to endure a difficult situation, to face a difficult situation bravely I have decided to bite the bullet and begin to study for my Master`s degree.

catch some Z's
What does "catch some Z's" mean?
to get some sleepI needed to catch some Z's after working hard all weekend.
cast an eye over (something)
What does "cast an eye over (something)" mean?
to read or look at something quicklyI cast an eye over the report before I went to the meeting.
Note
What does "Note" mean?
This expression is used in the same way as "until hell freezes over."
blow up in (someone's) face
What does "blow up in (someone's) face" mean?
to be ruined while one is working on it (a plan/project etc.), to explode suddenlyThe secret plan blew up in our face when we discovered that everybody already knew about it.
cut one's (own) throat
What does "cut one's (own) throat" mean?
to experience certain failureThe man cut his own throat when he suddenly quit his job.
blow one's top/stack
What does "blow one's top/stack" mean?
to become very angryThe customer blew his stack when they refused to exchange his purchase at the store.
not able to go on
What does "not able to go on" mean?
to be unable to continueI felt that I was not able to go on so I stopped running in the marathon.
belt (something) out
What does "belt (something) out" mean?
to sing/play a song with lots of energyThe man stood up and belted out several old songs.

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