American Idioms and Expressions

All Of A Sudden Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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all of a sudden
What does all of a sudden mean?
suddenly, without advance warningAll of a sudden it became cloudy and began to rain.
all of a sudden
What does all of a sudden mean?
suddenly, without advance warning All of a sudden, it became cloudy and began to rain.


Some Random Idioms
get (someone`s) goat
What does "get (someone`s) goat" mean?
to irritate someoneMy friend is always getting my goat and I am tired of him.
put down (an airplane)
What does "put down (an airplane)" mean?
to land an aircraftThe pilot put down the airplane very gently when they reached the airport.
on the fence (about something)
What does "on the fence (about something)" mean?
to be undecidedThe politician is on the fence about the tax issue.
turn thumbs down on (something)
What does "turn thumbs down on (something)" mean?
to reject somethingThe other negotiating team turned thumbs down on our wish to postpone the meeting until tomorrow.
break out in a cold sweat
What does "break out in a cold sweat" mean?
to perspire from fever or anxietyI usually break out in a cold sweat when I have to make a speech.
go on a fishing expedition
What does "go on a fishing expedition" mean?
to attempt to discover informationThe lawyer went on a fishing expedition to try and discover the facts of the case.
assault and battery
What does "assault and battery" mean?
a criminal charge where one violently attacks and beats someoneThe man was arrested for assault and battery after the fight outside of the store.
with the best of them
What does "with the best of them" mean?
as well as anyoneHe can play soccer with the best of them when he makes the effort.
for days on end
What does "for days on end" mean?
for many days The man is able to go without sleep for days on end.

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