American Idioms and Expressions

All Right 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 right
What does all right mean?
okay, satisfactoryShe said that it would be all right for me to bring my friend to the party.
all right
What does all right mean?
okay, satisfactory It should be all right for me to bring my friend to the party.


Some Random Idioms
Collect dust
What does "Collect dust" mean?
If something is collecting dust, it isn't being used any more.
hick
What does "hick" mean?
person from a small, rural town and possessing little education or manners
by virtue of (something)
What does "by virtue of (something)" mean?
because of something My father got his new job by virtue of his volunteer work in the community.

at the bottom of the ladder
What does "at the bottom of the ladder" mean?
at the lowest level of pay and status in a company or organization I will start at the bottom of the ladder at my new job.

a matter of life and death
What does "a matter of life and death" mean?
an issue of great urgencyIt was a matter of life and death to rescue the young boy from the water quickly.
make a fast/quick buck
What does "make a fast/quick buck" mean?
to make money with little effortThe young man is very lazy and he is always trying to make a fast buck.
in luck
What does "in luck" mean?
having good luck, finding something good by chanceI think that we are in luck. I was able to buy two tickets for the concert.
get dressed up
What does "get dressed up" mean?
to put on one's best clothes I like to get dressed up when I go to a nice restaurant.

Slow boat to China
What does "Slow boat to China" mean?
This idiom is used to describe something that is very slow and takes a long time.
in the wake of (something)
What does "in the wake of (something)" mean?
as a result of something, following somethingIn the wake of the large number of people who have recently left our company we will need to hire some new people.

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