American Idioms and Expressions

All Right (1) Idiom

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all right (1)
What does all right (1) mean?
(1): expression of reluctant agreement.A: "Come to the party with me. Please!"B: "Oh, all right. I don't want to, but I will."

Some Random Idioms
a cash cow
What does "a cash cow" mean?
a product or service that makes much moneyOur new business is a cash cow. We are making a lot of money now.
sitting duck
What does "sitting duck" mean?
an unsuspecting person who is easily fooled - as if waiting to be attackedThe soldier should move away from the window. He is like a sitting duck for the enemy.
OD
What does "OD" mean?
Overdose - on drugs Overdose - on drugsThe man died because of a drug OD.
(do something) by the book
What does "(do something) by the book" mean?
follow all the rules when you do somethingOur lawyer is very good and he does everything by the book.
bookworm
What does "bookworm" mean?
someone who reads a lotMy sister is a bookworm and is always reading a book.
close up shop
What does "close up shop" mean?
to stop doing business (for a variety of reasons - not only financial reasons) The university bookstore will close up shop next month.

Rain on your parade
What does "Rain on your parade" mean?
If someone rains on your parade, they ruin your pleasure or your plans.
Cover all the bases
What does "Cover all the bases" mean?
If you cover all the bases, you deal with all aspects of a situation or issue, or anticipate all possibilities. ('Cover all bases' is also used.)
know one's stuff
What does "know one's stuff" mean?
know about something wellThe man know's his stuff and is a very good plumber.
swear (someone) in
What does "swear (someone) in" mean?
to have a person promise to do his duty as a member of an organization or in a formal position.The new mayor of the city was sworn in at a large ceremony last evening.

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