American Idioms and Expressions

As Good As One's Word Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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as good as one's word
What does as good as one's word mean?
to be dependable in keeping one's promisesMy friend is always as good as his word and you can always trust him.

Some Random Idioms
a miscarriage of justice
What does "a miscarriage of justice" mean?
a wrong or mistaken decision made in a court of law The trial was a miscarriage of justice and nobody was happy with the result.

burn (something) to a crisp
What does "burn (something) to a crisp" mean?
to burn something very badlyI burned the eggs to a crisp when I left the stove on while I was talking on the telephone.
in the loop
What does "in the loop" mean?
to be involved or to take part in a job or in information sharing with one's colleagues etc.I began to work in the evenings and I was no longer in the loop at our company.
take the liberty of (doing something)
What does "take the liberty of (doing something)" mean?
to assume the right to do somethingI took the liberty of eating the food that was in my friend's refridgerator.
(not) worth a cent/dime/a red cent/a plugged nickel/two cents
What does "(not) worth a cent/dime/a red cent/a plugged nickel/two cents" mean?
to be not worth anything, to be not of any valueThe antique desk is not worth a dime although everyone thinks it is very valuable.
shape up or ship out
What does "shape up or ship out" mean?
idiom. behave/perform well or get out of the way
Warm the cockles of your heart
What does "Warm the cockles of your heart" mean?
If something warms the cockles of your heart, it makes you feel happy.
Go tell it to birds
What does "Go tell it to birds" mean?
This is used when someone says something that is not credible or is a lie.
a free hand
What does "a free hand" mean?
much freedom to do something We had a free hand to design the sports program for the university.

all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
What does "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" mean?
it is not healthy to spend all of your time working and never relaxing or playingThe parents always wanted their child to study and did not realize that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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