American Idioms and Expressions

According To Hoyle Idiom

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according to Hoyle
What does according to Hoyle mean?
doing something strictly by the rules, doing something the usual and correct wayAccording to Hoyle we are not allowed to use this room but if nobody knows it should be okay.
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.
according to Hoyle
What does according to Hoyle mean?
doing something strictly by the rules, doing something the usual and correct way (Hoyle was a writer who was an expert on the rules of card games) "According to Hoyle, we should not use this room but probably nobody will complain if we do use it."

according to Hoyle
What does according to Hoyle mean?
according to the rules (Hoyle wrote a well-known book about card games) According to Hoyle, we were not permitted to enter the convention center early but in reality we were able to enter at almost any time.


Some Random Idioms
get hooked
What does "get hooked" mean?
become addicted (usually to drugs)
have one's finger in the pie
What does "have one's finger in the pie" mean?
to be involved in something The man has his finger in the pie of many things at his workplace.

hurl
What does "hurl" mean?
throw up; vomit
A for effort
What does "A for effort" mean?
the recognition that someone has tried hard to do something even though he or she may not be successful The students received an A for effort for their work on the class project.

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.
Best of a bad bunch
What does "Best of a bad bunch" mean?
The best that could be obtained from a list of options that were not exactly what was required.
as hungry as a bear
What does "as hungry as a bear" mean?
very hungry I was as hungry as a bear when I returned home from work yesterday.

baldie
What does "baldie" mean?
bald man (used as a nickname at times)
Daft as a brush
What does "Daft as a brush" mean?
(UK) Someone who is daft as a brush is rather stupid.

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