American Idioms and Expressions

All Over But The Shouting Idiom

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all over but the shouting
What does all over but the shouting mean?
to be decided and finishedIt was all over but the shouting for the football fans when their team moved to another city.
all over but the shouting
What does all over but the shouting mean?
to be decided and finished It was all over but the shouting for the football fans after their team lost the game.


Some Random Idioms
What's new?
What does "What's new?" mean?
What have you been doing?"What's new?", I asked my friend after I hadn't seen him for three months.
boggle (someone's) mind
What does "boggle (someone's) mind" mean?
to confuse or overwhelm someone The amount of waste in the city program really boggles my mind.

lose one`s marbles
What does "lose one`s marbles" mean?
go crazy or act irrationallyThe man seems to have lost his marbles and doesn`t make any sense at all.
boku
What does "boku" mean?
a lot; many (from the French beaucoup)
Show someone the ropes
What does "Show someone the ropes" mean?
If you show someone the ropes, you explain to someone new how things work and how to do a job.
eat like a bird
What does "eat like a bird" mean?
to eat very little The boy must be sick. He has been eating like a bird recently.

for the world
What does "for the world" mean?
under any conditions I would not sell my car for the world.

in the rear
What does "in the rear" mean?
behind someone or somethingThere were several trucks in the rear when they opened the bridge to traffic last night.
foul up (something) or foul (something) up
What does "foul up (something) or foul (something) up" mean?
to do badly, to mess something up There was a problem with our hotel reservations which fouled up our plans.

fall in love (with someone)
What does "fall in love (with someone)" mean?
begin to feel love for someone begin to feel love for someoneHe fell in love with a woman from his university class and they got married several months later.
have nothing on (someone or something)
What does "have nothing on (someone or something)" mean?
have no information or evidence about someone or somethingThe police have nothing on the man so they could not arrest him.
as busy as popcorn on a skillet
What does "as busy as popcorn on a skillet" mean?
very activeThe children were as busy as popcorn on a skillet when the teacher entered the classroom.
in the red
What does "in the red" mean?
to be in debt, to be unprofitableThe company has been in the red for three years now.

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