American Idioms and Expressions

Around The Clock Idiom

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around the clock
What does around the clock mean?
all day and all nightWe worked around the clock to get the store ready to open.
around the clock
What does around the clock mean?
all day and all night We worked around the clock to prepare the store to open.


Some Random Idioms
do as I say, not as I do
What does "do as I say, not as I do" mean?
to follow someone's advice and not their actionsThe man always said to do as he says and not as he does because his advice was always better than his actions
stinker
What does "stinker" mean?
person who is undesirable or disgusting
on (someone's) account
What does "on (someone's) account" mean?
because of someoneWe went to the children's festival on our daughter's account.
at loggerheads (with someone)
What does "at loggerheads (with someone)" mean?
to be having a quarrel or disagreement with someone, to oppose someone We are at loggerheads with the company over their plans to build a new factory.

under one`s nose
What does "under one`s nose" mean?
within sight of someone, easily seen or foundHe found his driver`s license right under his nose where he had left it.
bad/rotten apple
What does "bad/rotten apple" mean?
a bad personThe boy is a bad apple and he is always in some kind of trouble.
catch (someone) red-handed
What does "catch (someone) red-handed" mean?
to find someone in the middle of doing something wrong The clerk caught the boy red-handed when he was stealing the candy.

shit slinger
What does "shit slinger" mean?
cook
back-to-back
What does "back-to-back" mean?
next to each other and touching backs The students were sitting back-to-back as they exercised in the gym class.

by way of (something or somewhere)
What does "by way of (something or somewhere)" mean?
passing through or by a place We drove to the airport by way of the small town.

nine-to-five job
What does "nine-to-five job" mean?
a routine job in an office that involves standard office hours (usually 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM)My father always worked at a nine-to-five job.

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