American Idioms and Expressions

Above And Beyond Idiom

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above and beyond
What does above and beyond mean?
to be more than is requiredThe work that the man did on our house was above and beyond what was required.
above and beyond
What does above and beyond mean?
to be more than is required The work that the man did on our house was above and beyond what was required.


Some Random Idioms
as naked as a jaybird
What does "as naked as a jaybird" mean?
naked The little boy was as naked as a jaybird when he finished his bath.

ahead of the pack
What does "ahead of the pack" mean?
to be more successful than other people who are doing the same thing as you (a pack is a group of animals like dogs or wolves who live together) The girl studied hard all summer and was ahead of the pack when she returned to school in the autumn.

out of earshot
What does "out of earshot" mean?
too far from a sound or voice to hear it I was out of earshot when my friend began to talk about me.

lay one's hands on (someone)
What does "lay one's hands on (someone)" mean?
do violence to someone, harm/hurt someoneThe man said that if he ever lays hands on the person who stole his car he will take him directly to the police.
pour out one's heart to (someone)
What does "pour out one's heart to (someone)" mean?
to tell everything about something to someoneThe girl poured out her heart to her mother when she returned home from work.
wide of the mark
What does "wide of the mark" mean?
far from the target, incorrectHis ideas for the company are wide of the mark from what everybody expected.
learn by rote
What does "learn by rote" mean?
learn or memorize something without thinking about itWe learned many verbs by rote in the foreign language class.
bugger off
What does "bugger off" mean?
go away; leave; get out of here
long in the tooth
What does "long in the tooth" mean?
oldThe man was feeling a little long in the tooth and he did not have much energy.
dead ahead
What does "dead ahead" mean?
to be directly ahead There was a truck dead ahead so we put on the car brakes.

out of earshot
What does "out of earshot" mean?
too far from a sound/voice to hear itI was out of earshot when my friends began to talk about me.

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