American Idioms and Expressions

Above Reproach Idiom

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above reproach
What does above reproach mean?
to be not deserving of blame or criticismThe actions of the police officer were above reproach.
above reproach
What does above reproach mean?
to be not deserving of blame or criticism The actions of the police officer were above reproach.


Some Random Idioms
at one's wit's end
What does "at one's wit's end" mean?
to be in a worrying or stressful situation where you have no idea about what to do nextI was at my wit's end about what to do for my sister's wedding.
chip in
What does "chip in" mean?
to contribute or pay jointly for somethingWe chipped in and bought our father a birthday present.
on the mend
What does "on the mend" mean?
to be in the process of healing or becoming betterHe broke his leg last week but it is now on the mend.
stuff a sock in it
What does "stuff a sock in it" mean?
be quiet; shut up; stop stalking
pull the plug on (someone or something)
What does "pull the plug on (someone or something)" mean?
to expose someone`s secret activitiesThe company pulled the plug on the salesman and everyone learned about his illegal sales activities.
number one
What does "number one" mean?
oneself, one`s own interestsHe is always looking out for number one and will never do anything for other people.
to be onto (someone or something)
What does "to be onto (someone or something)" mean?
to have discovered the truth about someone or somethingMy supervisor in onto the new saleswoman who is taking money from her sales register.
on the dole
What does "on the dole" mean?
to be receiving welfareThis area is very poor and there are many people on the dole who live here.
a peeping Tom
What does "a peeping Tom" mean?
someone who looks into someone's window (usually a woman) and watches themThere were several reports of a peeping Tom near our apartment building.
on tiptoe
What does "on tiptoe" mean?
standing or walking on the front part of the feetI stood on tiptoe to look into the construction site.

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