American Idioms and Expressions

All In A Day's Work Idiom

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all in a day's work
What does all in a day's work mean?
to be part of what is expectedIt was all in a day's work when the firefighters rescued the cat.

Some Random Idioms
Rest is gravy
What does "Rest is gravy" mean?
If the rest is gravy, it is easy and straightforward once you have reached that stage.
get down to the nitty-gritty
What does "get down to the nitty-gritty" mean?
to get down to the factsThe teacher called us into her office to get down to the nitty-gritty of what had happened earlier.
call the shots
What does "call the shots" mean?
to be in chargeDuring the meeting the vice-president was calling the shots.
hand in glove (with someone)
What does "hand in glove (with someone)" mean?
very close to someoneThe new company policy goes hand in glove with the new manager.
turn the tables on (someone)
What does "turn the tables on (someone)" mean?
to reverse the situation for someoneThe opposing team was able to turn the tables and win the game.
Country mile
What does "Country mile" mean?
A country mile is used to describe a long distance.
a kangaroo court
What does "a kangaroo court" mean?
a court formed by a group of people to settle a dispute among themselves (the court is usually illegal) There was a kangaroo court in the movie where the ranchers made their own court.

What does "crud" mean?
junk; worthless stuff. Dump this crud already. It's all old and useless.
Dead right
What does "Dead right" mean?
This means that something or someone is absolutely correct, without doubt.
get through (something)
What does "get through (something)" mean?
to complete something, to finish somethingMy friend is having trouble getting through her final exams.
What does "TLC" mean?
Tender Loving Care Tender Loving CareWith lots of TLC the house plants did very well under my sister's care.


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