American Idioms and Expressions

All Out Effort Idiom

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all-out-effort
What does all-out-effort mean?
a very good and thorough effortWe made an all-out-effort to finish our work.
all-out-effort
What does all-out-effort mean?
a very good and thorough effort We are making an all-out-effort to finish our work.


Some Random Idioms
pin (someone) down
What does "pin (someone) down" mean?
to make someone tell the truth or make a commitmentI could not pin my friend down as to exactly when he would pay back the money that he owed me.
hand in glove (with someone)
What does "hand in glove (with someone)" mean?
very close to someone The new company policy goes hand in glove with the new manager.

shoot the breeze/bull
What does "shoot the breeze/bull" mean?
to talk idlyI met my friend at the supermarket and we decided to shoot the breeze for a few minutes.
beyond measure
What does "beyond measure" mean?
to be more than can be measuredThe man's love for his city was beyond measure.
ASAP
What does "ASAP" mean?
As Soon As Possible As Soon As PossiblePlease finish the first draft of the letter and give it to me ASAP.
take (something) out on (someone or something)
What does "take (something) out on (someone or something)" mean?
to direct one's anger or fear onto someone or somethingThe woman often takes her anger out on her husband.
Woe is me
What does "Woe is me" mean?
This means that you are sad or in a difficult situation. It's archaic, but still used.
make/spend/lose money hand over fist
What does "make/spend/lose money hand over fist" mean?
to make/spend/lose money fast and in large amountsMy cousin has been making money hand over fist with her business.
build (something) to order
What does "build (something) to order" mean?
to make something especially for a customer The family wanted to build their kitchen table to order.

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