American Idioms and Expressions

Absent Minded Idiom

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absent-minded
What does absent-minded mean?
to be forgetfulMy grandfather is very absent-minded and often forgets his keys.
absent-minded
What does absent-minded mean?
to be forgetfulOur neighbor is very absent-minded and he often forgets his keys.
absent-minded
What does absent-minded mean?
to be forgetful My grandfather is very absent-minded and he often forgets his keys.

absent-minded
What does absent-minded mean?
to be forgetful Our neighbor is very absent-minded and he often forgets his keys.


Some Random Idioms
take a leaf out of (someone's) book
What does "take a leaf out of (someone's) book" mean?
to behave or do something in the way that someone else wouldWe plan to take a leaf out of our competitor's book and advertise our product on the Internet.
talk a blue streak
What does "talk a blue streak" mean?
to talk very much and very rapidlyThe woman beside me on the bus talked a blue streak for most of the journey.
according to Hoyle
What does "according to Hoyle" mean?
according to the rules (Hoyle wrote a well-known book about card games) according to the rules (Hoyle wrote a well-known book about card games)According to Hoyle we were not permitted to enter the convention site but in reality we were able to enter easily.
full of beans
What does "full of beans" mean?
feeling energetic, in high spirits My aunt is full of beans tonight and she does not want to stop talking.

all talk (and no action)
What does "all talk (and no action)" mean?
to talk about doing something but never really doing it Our boss is all talk and no action and nothing new is ever done in our department.

clear the table
What does "clear the table" mean?
to remove the dishes and eating utensils from a tableAfter we finished eating we quickly cleared the table.
go fuck yourself
What does "go fuck yourself" mean?
a strong insult intended to reject or disparage another person. Oh, go fuck yourself.
big cheese/gun/wheel
What does "big cheese/gun/wheel" mean?
an important person, a leaderThe new director was a big wheel in his previous company but he is not so important now.
write up
What does "write up" mean?
write or describe in writingAfter our trip to Vietnam I spent a couple of weeks writing it up for a travel magazine.

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