American Idioms and Expressions

All Sweetness And Light 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 sweetness and light
What does all sweetness and light mean?
to be very sweet, to be innocent and helpfulThe girl is all sweetness and light whenever she does something bad.
all sweetness and light
What does all sweetness and light mean?
to be very sweet, to be innocent and helpful The girl is all sweetness and light after she does something bad.


Some Random Idioms
hit the bull's-eye
What does "hit the bull's-eye" mean?
achieve your goal perfectly achieve your goal perfectlyWe hit the bull's-eye when our sales target was met for the year.
white elephant
What does "white elephant" mean?
a useless possession that is a nuisance or expensive to keepThey are having a white elephant sale at the school next week.
Hold the baby
What does "Hold the baby" mean?
(UK) If someone is responsible for something, they are holding the baby.
It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man
What does "It's not the size of the man in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the man" mean?
This idiom means that determination is often more important than size, strength, or ability. ('It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.' is also used.)
go out for (something)
What does "go out for (something)" mean?
to try something (usually a sport)My friend is going out for rugby this summer.
hump day
What does "hump day" mean?
Wednesday (so called because it is the middle of the week)
kick back
What does "kick back" mean?
bribe; money paid to effect an outcome
come down to (something)
What does "come down to (something)" mean?
to be reduced to somethingThe man's decision about the job came down to how it would affect his family.
cloak-and-dagger
What does "cloak-and-dagger" mean?
involving secercy and plotting The spy was involved in some cloak-and-dagger operations.

play along with (someone or something)
What does "play along with (someone or something)" mean?
to agree to cooperate with someone's planI decided to play along with my friend and his crazy plan to buy a horse.
cream
What does "cream" mean?
semen
nuke it
What does "nuke it" mean?
discard it; get rid of it

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