American Idioms and Expressions

All To The Good 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 to the good
What does all to the good mean?
for the best, for one's benefitIt was all to the good that my sister left her job.
all to the good
What does all to the good mean?
for the best, for one's benefit It was all to the good that my sister quit her job.


Some Random Idioms
as easy as duck soup
What does "as easy as duck soup" mean?
very easyIt was as easy as duck soup to find the book that I wanted in the library.
feed the kitty
What does "feed the kitty" mean?
to contribute money to a special collectionEverybody had to feed the kitty in order to collect money for the party.
every cloud has a silver lining
What does "every cloud has a silver lining" mean?
there is always something good in every problem or bad eventAlthough the fire destroyed the small business, every cloud has a silver lining and the business owners were able to build a new building which was better than the original one.
play footsie (with someone)
What does "play footsie (with someone)" mean?
to attract someone's attention by touching his or her foot under the table, to flirt with someoneThe couple at the restaurant were playing footsie under the table.
show (something) to good advantage
What does "show (something) to good advantage" mean?
to make something look good, to make something stand outThe new paint helped to show the house to good advantage for the sale.
A steal
What does "A steal" mean?
If something is a steal, it costs much less than it is really worth.
one foot in the grave
What does "one foot in the grave" mean?
near deathHer grandmother has one foot in the grave and is not expected to live much longer.
cold turkey
What does "cold turkey" mean?
abruptly and without medical aid (to stop using heroin or other drugs)The woman stopped using drugs cold turkey and became very sick.
wild about (someone or something)
What does "wild about (someone or something)" mean?
enthusiastic about someone or somethingThe boys were wild about the new movie.
word-of-mouth advertising
What does "word-of-mouth advertising" mean?
orally from one person to another, a form of advertising where a satisfied customer tells friends about a particular product The new shampoo is doing very well because of word-of-mouth advertising.

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