American Idioms and Expressions

All Over The Place Idiom

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all over the place
What does all over the place mean?
everywhereWe travelled all over the place on our holiday.
all over the place
What does all over the place mean?
everywhere We traveled all over the place on our holiday.


Some Random Idioms
fair to middling
What does "fair to middling" mean?
a little better than acceptable, so-soI said that I was feeling fair to middling when my friend asked me how I was.
horse's ass
What does "horse's ass" mean?
obnoxious, dumb person
born with a silver spoon in one`s mouth
What does "born with a silver spoon in one`s mouth" mean?
to be born rich, to have more than everything that you need since birthThe boy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has never worked in his life.
Close to your heart
What does "Close to your heart" mean?
If something is close to your heart, you care a lot about it. ('Dear to your heart' is an alternative.)
cave in to (someone or something)
What does "cave in to (someone or something)" mean?
to weaken and be forced to give upThe company was forced to cave in to the demands of the workers for more money.
have an out
What does "have an out" mean?
have an excuseThe teacher asked me to do my presentation tomorrow but I have an out and don't have to do it. I will go to the doctor tomorrow
clear the decks
What does "clear the decks" mean?
to clear away things and prepare for action, to get out of the way"Let`s clear the decks and get everyone out of the house so that we can begin work."
kook
What does "kook" mean?
peculiar, eccentric person
have a card up one`s sleeve
What does "have a card up one`s sleeve" mean?
to have a reserve plan or a secret advantageI do not know the manager's plans but I think that he has a card up his sleeve and he will soon make an important announcement.
have (someone) over
What does "have (someone) over" mean?
invite someone to your houseWe plan to have my parents over when we settle into our new house.

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