American Idioms and Expressions

As If Idiom

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as if
What does as if mean?
in the same way that something would be, thatThe drink tastes as if it were made with orange juice.
as if
What does as if mean?
a strong expression of disbelief said in response to something that is false but the speaker wishes were true. Go on a date with him. As if!
as if
What does as if mean?
in the same way that something would be, that The drink tastes as if it were made with orange juice.
It seemed as if the whole town came to the concert.


Some Random Idioms
up-to-the-minute
What does "up-to-the-minute" mean?
the very latest or most recentWe always try to get an up-to-the-minute weather report before we go skiing.
all ears
What does "all ears" mean?
to be eager to listen to someone"I`m all ears, please tell me about the party."
beat
What does "beat" mean?
exhausted, very tired; worn out. I'm beat, it's been a long day.
mad as a hatter
What does "mad as a hatter" mean?
crazyMy neighbor is mad as a hatter and we never know what she will do next.
fall through
What does "fall through" mean?
to fail, to not happen My plan to go abroad fell through when my father refused to lend me some money.

eat one`s words
What does "eat one`s words" mean?
to take back something that one has said, to admit that something is not trueI told my boss that I would soon quit my job but later I had to eat my words and tell him that I wanted to stay.
extend credit to (someone)
What does "extend credit to (someone)" mean?
to permit someone to buy something on credit The bank extended credit to the small company so that they could continue to operate.

take (someone) into one's confidence
What does "take (someone) into one's confidence" mean?
to tell a secret to someone and trust that person to keep the secretThe bank manager took the customer into his confidence and told him about the banking problems.
take a toll on (someone or something)
What does "take a toll on (someone or something)" mean?
to damage/hurt someone or something by using it too much or by hard livingThe stress and long hours at work are beginning to take a toll on my friend.
at length
What does "at length" mean?
after a long time, in detailThe speaker talked at length before stopping.
A steal
What does "A steal" mean?
If something is a steal, it costs much less than it is really worth.
butch
What does "butch" mean?
masculine in appearance and behavior (usually used for lesbians)

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