American Idioms and Expressions

Ahead Of The Game Idiom

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ahead of the game
What does ahead of the game mean?
to do more than necessaryWe worked hard all week in order to be ahead of the game on Monday morning.
ahead of the game
What does ahead of the game mean?
to have done more than necessary We worked hard all week in order to be ahead of the game on Monday morning.


Some Random Idioms
layaway plan
What does "layaway plan" mean?
a plan in which someone pays part of some money that is owed and then pays the rest later and the store keeps the item until the full price has been paidI decided to buy the television set on the department store`s layaway plan.
add up
What does "add up" mean?
to total up to a certain amountI began to add up the money that I owed my father.
Throw someone a bone
What does "Throw someone a bone" mean?
If you throw someone a bone, you give them a small reward or some kind words to make them feel good even if they've not really contributed much.
for all intents and purposes
What does "for all intents and purposes" mean?
practically speaking For all intents and purposes, the meeting was finished and everybody went home.

like waving a red flag in front of a bull
What does "like waving a red flag in front of a bull" mean?
what you are doing will definitely make someone angry or upset Talking about the city mayor with my father is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. He hates the city mayor.

homegirl
What does "homegirl" mean?
good female friend
green
What does "green" mean?
raw; inexperienced; new to something
have the green light
What does "have the green light" mean?
to have a signal to start or continue something The company finally has the green light to start the project.

In all honesty
What does "In all honesty" mean?
If you say something in all honesty, you are telling the complete truth. It can be used as a way of introducing a negative opinion whilst trying to be polite; in all honesty, I have to say that I wasn't very impressed.

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