American Idioms and Expressions

All For (someone Or Something) Idiom

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all for (someone or something)
What does all for (someone or something) mean?
to be very much in favor of someone or somethingThe woman is all for the manager and she never criticizes her.

Some Random Idioms
Chalk and cheese
What does "Chalk and cheese" mean?
Things, or people, that are like chalk and cheese are very different and have nothing in common.
sore loser
What does "sore loser" mean?
a person who gets angry when he or she losesHe is a sore loser when he does not win a game of tennis.
next of kin
What does "next of kin" mean?
one's closest living relative or relativesThe police notified the dead woman's next of kin after the accident.
tuck into (something)
What does "tuck into (something)" mean?
to eat something with energy and enjoyment We tucked into our dinner when we sat down at the table.

believe one`s ears
What does "believe one`s ears" mean?
to believe what one is hearing, to become sure of somethingI could not believe my ears when I heard that I had won a holiday to Mexico.
knock (someone) over with a feather
What does "knock (someone) over with a feather" mean?
surprise someone by something extraordinaryIt could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw my friend on TV last night.
according to (someone or something)
What does "according to (someone or something)" mean?
as said or told by someone, in agreement with something, in the order of something, in proportion to something According to our teacher, there will be no class next week.
We did everything according to the terms of the agreement.

die laughing
What does "die laughing" mean?
to laugh very loud and hardWe almost died laughing when we saw the comedy at the theater.
kick back
What does "kick back" mean?
relax and not do muchI`m going to kick back this evening and watch television.
in terms of (something)
What does "in terms of (something)" mean?
with regard to somethingIn terms of our agreement with the other company we were not allowed to sell the products online.
make a pass at (someone)
What does "make a pass at (someone)" mean?
make romantic advances to someoneThe man was fired because he made a pass at one of the women who he works with.


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