American Idioms and Expressions

Arrive On The Scene Idiom

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arrive on the scene
What does arrive on the scene mean?
to appear in a certain placeWhen the fire department arrived on the scene the fire was almost out.
arrive on the scene
What does arrive on the scene mean?
to appear in a certain place When the fire department arrived on the scene the fire was very large.

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get (something) out in the open
What does "get (something) out in the open" mean?
stop hiding a fact or a secretThe lawyers were able to quickly get things out in the open during the trial.
Running on empty
What does "Running on empty" mean?
If you are exhausted but keep going, you are running on empty.
butt in (on someone or something)
What does "butt in (on someone or something)" mean?
to interrupt someone or something I do not like that woman because she always butts in on our conversation while we are talking.

thumbs up on (someone or something)
What does "thumbs up on (someone or something)" mean?
to be in favor of someone or somethingI waited to hear if it would be thumbs up on our plan to change the holiday policy at work.
fifty-fifty
What does "fifty-fifty" mean?
equally, evenly We divided the cost of the trip fifty-fifty.

Hairy at the heel
What does "Hairy at the heel" mean?
(UK) Someone who is hairy at the heel is dangerous or untrustworthy.
duck soup
What does "duck soup" mean?
a task that does not require much effort The exam was duck soup. I am sure that I did very well.

jump off the shelves
What does "jump off the shelves" mean?
to sell very well The new children's toy is jumping off the shelves.

choke (something) off
What does "choke (something) off" mean?
to force something to an end/stopThe government was able to choke off the flow of money to the criminal gang.
back to square one
What does "back to square one" mean?
to go back to the beginning of something The city went back to square one in their effort to build a new bridge.

on target
What does "on target" mean?
to be on schedule, to be exactly as predictedOur company is on target to have its best year of sales ever.

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