American Idioms and Expressions

As A Last Resort Idiom

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as a last resort
What does as a last resort mean?
if everything else failsAs a last resort we decided to borrow some money from my father to buy the car.
as a last resort
What does as a last resort mean?
if everything else fails As a last resort we decided to borrow some money to buy the car.


Some Random Idioms
look down one`s nose at (someone)
What does "look down one`s nose at (someone)" mean?
to look at someone with contempt or dislike, to feel that you are better than someone elseThe girl looks down her nose at people who she thinks are not as smart as she is.
touch a raw nerve
What does "touch a raw nerve" mean?
to upset someone by talking about a subject that upsets or embarrasses him or her The criticism from the supervisor touched a raw nerve in the secretary.

eat away at (something)
What does "eat away at (something)" mean?
to rot or destroy something The mildew has been eating away at the window frame all year.

last will and testament
What does "last will and testament" mean?
one's will (especially its latest edition) - a will is the legal term to describe what a person wants to do with his or her property after they dieI went to a lawyer in order to write my last will and testament.
F-ing
What does "F-ing" mean?
fucking
sign (something) over
What does "sign (something) over" mean?
to give something legally to someone by signing one`s nameThe man signed over his car to his son on his 21st birthday.
AD
What does "AD" mean?
Anno Domini - used to mark time that comes after the commonly accepted beginning of the Christian era Anno Domini - used to mark time that comes after the commonly accepted beginning of the Christian eraThe ancient city was founded in 125 AD.
walk the plank
What does "walk the plank" mean?
be forced to resign from a jobThe vice-president was forced to walk the plank when the new president joined the company.

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