American Idioms and Expressions

After The Fact Idiom

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after the fact
What does after the fact mean?
after something (often a crime) has happenedAlthough the man said he was sorry, it was after the fact and he had already caused a big problem.
after the fact
What does after the fact mean?
after something (a crime etc.) has occurredWe were told, after the fact, that the company would not pay compensation to the fire victims.
after the fact
What does after the fact mean?
after something has happened The man said that he was sorry but it was after the fact. He had already caused many problems.
after the fact
What does after the fact mean?
after something (a crime etc.) has occurred We were told, after the fact, that the company would not give any money to the fire victims.


Some Random Idioms
make a point of (doing/saying something)
What does "make a point of (doing/saying something)" mean?
do or say something with a definite intentHe always makes a point of visiting his aunt when he is in town.
pitch-black
What does "pitch-black" mean?
very black, as black as pitch The road was pitch-black and we could not see anything.

tool
What does "tool" mean?
drive at high speed in a car
Dutch treat
What does "Dutch treat" mean?
a meal/movie etc. where each person pays his or her own way, to contribute equally to somethingWhen he goes out with his girlfriend it is always a Dutch treat as he does not have much money.
ripped
What does "ripped" mean?
muscular; having well-defined muscles (usually said of men). His abs are seriously ripped.
pot luck
What does "pot luck" mean?
meal in which each participant contributes food
crank out (something) or crank (something) out
What does "crank out (something) or crank (something) out" mean?
to produce or make something I was able to crank out two very good papers before the end of the year.

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