American Idioms and Expressions

An Eager Beaver Idiom

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an eager beaver
What does an eager beaver mean?
a person who is always willing to volunteer or do extra work."Jan is certainly an eager beaver. Anytime there's work to be done,she's the first to say she'll help."

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turn a profit
What does "turn a profit" mean?
to make a profit The supermarket has been turning a profit since it opened.

falsies
What does "falsies" mean?
artificially enlarged breasts (either through surgery or padding). Nice falsies on her, but I'd rather have the real thing.
live in an ivory tower
What does "live in an ivory tower" mean?
not be aware of the realities of everyday lifeThe university professors lived in an ivory tower and had no idea what was going on around them.
Luck of the draw
What does "Luck of the draw" mean?
To have the 'Luck of the draw' is to win something in a competition where the winner is chosen purely by chance.
in light of (something)
What does "in light of (something)" mean?
as a result of new information, because of somethingIn light of his contribution to the company we decided to give him a large summer bonus.
get going
What does "get going" mean?
to begin, to act, to go "Let's get going and begin to clean the house."

bite one's tongue
What does "bite one's tongue" mean?
to try hard not to say something that you want to sayI always bite my tongue when I am talking with my sister so that I do not say the wrong thing.
let sleeping dogs lie
What does "let sleeping dogs lie" mean?
to not make trouble if you do not have toYou should let sleeping dogs lie and not ask our boss any questions about the dispute.
let the chips fall where they may
What does "let the chips fall where they may" mean?
not worry about the results of your actionsI am not going to worry about whether the company will go bankrupt or not. I will let the chips fall where they may.

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