American Idioms and Expressions

After A Fashion Idiom

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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after a fashion
What does after a fashion mean?
poorly, barely adequateThe cleaning staff cleaned the room after a fashion but certainly not very well.
after a fashion
What does after a fashion mean?
poorly, barely adequate The cleaning staff cleaned the lunchroom after a fashion but not very well.


Some Random Idioms
million dollar question
What does "million dollar question" mean?
an important but difficult questionThe million dollar question is whether we should buy a new computer or not.
skip out on (someone or something)
What does "skip out on (someone or something)" mean?
sneak away from someone or some eventI decided to skip out on the meeting and go to a movie.
g'day
What does "g'day" mean?
idiom. hello; how are you; how's it going (abbreviated from "good day" but used in all contexts). G'day, mate.
feel at home
What does "feel at home" mean?
to feel comfortable and relaxed (as if you were at your home) I always feel at home when I visit my friend.

deal with (someone)
What does "deal with (someone)" mean?
to act in a specific way toward someone, to do business with someoneThe company is planning to deal with the late employee soon.
put in time
What does "put in time" mean?
to spend time doing somethingHe put in a lot of time fixing up his house and now it looks very beautiful.
no dice
What does "no dice" mean?
no, certainly not (this expression is used as a refusal to a request) "No dice. I will not lend you any money."

from the outset
What does "from the outset" mean?
from the beginningI knew from the outset that the recipe would be loved by everybody.
Every man and his dog
What does "Every man and his dog" mean?
A lot of people - as in sending out invitations to a large number of people
Turn the crack
What does "Turn the crack" mean?
(Scot) If you turn the crack, you change the subject of a conversation.
carry a lot of weight with (someone or something)
What does "carry a lot of weight with (someone or something)" mean?
to be very influential with someone or a group of peopleThe man's education and experience carry a lot of weight in the university.

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