American Idioms and Expressions

After Hours Idiom

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after hours
What does after hours mean?
after the regular closing or finishing timeThe library has a place to leave books after hours.
after hours
What does after hours mean?
after the regular closing or finishing time Our library has a place to return books after hours.


Some Random Idioms
ace
What does "ace" mean?
best; top-notch; most competent person
It's your funeral
What does "It's your funeral" mean?
The other person has made a decision that you think is bad. However, it is their choice; it is their funeral.
tire (someone) out
What does "tire (someone) out" mean?
to make someone very tiredThe climb up the stairs tired the elderly woman out.
bang one's head against the wall
What does "bang one's head against the wall" mean?
to try to do something that is hopeless I am banging my head against the wall when I try to ask my boss for something.

all over the place
What does "all over the place" mean?
everywhere We traveled all over the place on our holiday.

break ground for (something)
What does "break ground for (something)" mean?
to start digging the foundation for a building The hospital will break ground for the new building soon.

take (someone) for a ride
What does "take (someone) for a ride" mean?
to play a trick on or fool someone, to take unfair advantage of someoneThe used car salesman took me for a ride. The car that I bought is not very good.
live within one's means
What does "live within one's means" mean?
to spend no more money than one hasI try very hard to live within my means so that I do not have any financial pressure.

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