American Idioms and Expressions

Appear Out Of Nowhere Idiom

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appear out of nowhere
What does appear out of nowhere mean?
to appear suddenly, to appear without warningThe dog appeared out of nowhere during our walk on the beach.
appear out of nowhere
What does appear out of nowhere mean?
to appear suddenly, to appear without warning The dog appeared out of nowhere during our walk on the beach.


Some Random Idioms
worth one's while
What does "worth one's while" mean?
worth one's time and troubleIt is not worth my while to go back and get my hat which I left at the restaurant.
discretion is the better part of valor
What does "discretion is the better part of valor" mean?
it is better to be careful and use discretion than to be too courageous and take unnecessary risksDiscretion is the better part of valor and the man decided not to make a complaint against his company.
With friends like that, who needs enemies?
What does "With friends like that, who needs enemies?" mean?
This expression is used when people behave badly or treat someone badly that they are supposed to be friends with.
in a nutshell
What does "in a nutshell" mean?
briefly, in a few words We went to the meeting and they told us in a nutshell about the plans for our company.

pie Idioms



get back at (someone)
What does "get back at (someone)" mean?
to do something bad to someone who has done something bad to you The girl is angry at her boyfriend and she is getting back at him by not answering the telephone.

pay the piper
What does "pay the piper" mean?
to face the results of one's actionsThe city government was forced to pay the piper after many years of bad management.
in spades
What does "in spades" mean?
as much or more than you could want (spades are the highest ranking cards in the game of bridge) as much or more than you could want (spades are the highest ranking cards in the game of bridge)The sick child was hoping to receive some cards when he was in the hospital but when the radio talked about his illness he received them in spades.
keep one's eye on the ball
What does "keep one's eye on the ball" mean?
to remain alert to what is happening around you, to watch or follow the ball carefully while playing a game The man tries hard to keep his eye on the ball during a meeting.

fish for a compliment
What does "fish for a compliment" mean?
to try to get someone to say something nice about you The man is fishing for a compliment about his new Italian suit.
catch some rays
What does "catch some rays" mean?
sunbathe; get a tan. Gotta catch some rays, otherwise I'll look totally pale.
dress up
What does "dress up" mean?
to put on one`s best clothes I decided to dress up for dinner at the restaurant.

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