American Idioms and Expressions

All Ears Idiom

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all ears
What does all ears mean?
to be eager to listen to someone"I`m all ears, please tell me about the party."
all ears
What does all ears mean?
to be eager to hear something, to be very attentiveMy sister was all ears last night when I talked about starting a home business.
all ears
What does all ears mean?
to be eager to listen to someone "I`m all ears, please tell me about the party."

all ears
What does all ears mean?
eager to hear something, very attentive My sister was all ears when I talked about starting a home business.


Some Random Idioms
blue plate special
What does "blue plate special" mean?
daily special meal offered at a low price (usually in diners). Would you like to hear about our blue plate special?
get (something) out of one's system
What does "get (something) out of one's system" mean?
to eliminate some food or medicine out of one's body, to get rid of the desire to do something (usually by doing what you want to do) My friend went travelling last year and finally got travelling out of her system. Now she is happy to stay home and work.

Beamer
What does "Beamer" mean?
BMW automobile
put one's back into (something)
What does "put one's back into (something)" mean?
use great physical or mental energy to do somethingWe put our backs into trying to move the freezer out of the basement.
make room for (someone or something)
What does "make room for (someone or something)" mean?
arrange space for someone or somethingWe made room for the new computer in the spare room.
have one's cake and eat it too
What does "have one's cake and eat it too" mean?
to use or spend something and still keep it, to have something both ways I wanted to have my cake and eat it too when I wanted more holidays and more responsibility at work.

take (someone's) breath away
What does "take (someone's) breath away" mean?
to overwhelm someone with beauty or grandeur, to cause someone to be out of breath The beauty of the mountain lake took my breath away.

AD
What does "AD" mean?
Anno Domini - used to mark time that comes after the commonly accepted beginning of the Christian era Anno Domini - used to mark time that comes after the commonly accepted beginning of the Christian eraThe ancient city was founded in 125 AD.
cleanliness is next to godliness
What does "cleanliness is next to godliness" mean?
being a clean person is next in importance in life to having good religious or moral valuesThe mother told her children that cleanliness is next to godliness when she asked them to clean their rooms.
run around with (someone)
What does "run around with (someone)" mean?
to be friends and do things with someone or with a groupMy cousin's son is running around with a bad group of people.

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