American Idioms and Expressions

Amount To The Same Thing Idiom

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amount to the same thing
What does amount to the same thing mean?
to be the same or have the same effect as somethingGoing by taxi or bus amounts to the same thing. We are still going to be late for the concert.
amount to the same thing
What does amount to the same thing mean?
to be the same or have the same effect as something Going by taxi or by bus amounts to the same thing. We will still be late for the concert.


Some Random Idioms
go out of fashion/style
What does "go out of fashion/style" mean?
to become unfashionableStriped pants have recently gone out of fashion.
strike a pose
What does "strike a pose" mean?
to position oneself in a certain postureThe model was asked to strike a pose for the photographer.
green thumb
What does "green thumb" mean?
a talent for gardening, the ability to make things growMy neighbor has a green thumb and she is able to grow one of the best gardens in our neighborhood.
at first
What does "at first" mean?
initially, at the beginningAt first we had no plans for the weekend but finally we decided to go to a movie.
have it together
What does "have it together" mean?
be organized physically and mentally; be in a good position or situation
to some extent
What does "to some extent" mean?
to some degree, partlyMy answer to the professor's question was correct to some extent but in general it was not what the professor wanted.
beat one's brains out
What does "beat one's brains out" mean?
to work very hard (to do something) We beat our brains out in order to think of a name for the new magazine.

start off on the wrong foot
What does "start off on the wrong foot" mean?
to start an activity badly, to start a relationship badlyI started off on the wrong foot with my supervisor.
extend credit to (someone)
What does "extend credit to (someone)" mean?
to permit someone to buy something on creditThe bank extended credit to the small company so that they could continue to operate.
press the flesh
What does "press the flesh" mean?
to shake hands with people in order to become more popular (often used for a politician) The politician spent most of the weekend pressing the flesh in the shopping mall.

UV
What does "UV" mean?
Ultraviolet - a type of light ray Ultraviolet - a type of light rayWe used lots of sunscreen in order to protect ourselves from UV rays.

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