American Idioms and Expressions

All The Time 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 the time
What does all the time mean?
continuallyMy sister asks for money all the time but I do not like to give it to her.
all the time
What does all the time mean?
always, continually, often My sister asks for money all the time but I never give it to her.


Some Random Idioms
eleventh-hour decision
What does "eleventh-hour decision" mean?
a decision that is made at the last possible minuteThe sport's federation made an eleventh-hour decision about suspending the star player.
wouldn't touch (someone or something) with a ten-foot pole
What does "wouldn't touch (someone or something) with a ten-foot pole" mean?
would not get involved with something for any reasonI wouldn't touch that used car salesman with a ten-foot pole.
have the floor
What does "have the floor" mean?
to have permission to speak in a meetingThe president had the floor for almost an hour during the meeting.
killer
What does "killer" mean?
very amusing or entertaining
hide/bury one`s head in the sand
What does "hide/bury one`s head in the sand" mean?
keep from knowing something dangerous or unpleasantHe hates to talk about important matters and hides his head in the sand when I try to talk to him.
frosty one
What does "frosty one" mean?
beer (esp. cold beer)
have a mind like a steel trap
What does "have a mind like a steel trap" mean?
have a very sharp and agile mindThe man has a mind like a steel trap and can remember most things easily.
wring one's hands
What does "wring one's hands" mean?
to worry and be upset about something and not be able to do anything about it The woman stayed up most of the night wringing her hands while she waited for her son to come home.

have a green thumb
What does "have a green thumb" mean?
be able to grow plants wellMy sister has a green thumb and has a beautiful garden.
keep (someone) from (doing something)
What does "keep (someone) from (doing something)" mean?
prevent someone from doing somethingI tried hard to keep my friend from buying a new car.
on the horizon
What does "on the horizon" mean?
soon to happenThe government promised the citizens that there was going to be a tax decrease on the horizon.
free and easy
What does "free and easy" mean?
informalThe man's attitude toward his work is free and easy.

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