American Idioms and Expressions

As One 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 one
What does as one mean?
as if a group were one personThe crowd stood up as one and began to cheer for the team.
as one
What does as one mean?
as if a group were one personThe crowd stood as one and began to cheer during the game.
as one
What does as one mean?
as if a group were one person The crowd stood up as one and began to cheer.

as one
What does as one mean?
as if a group were one person The crowd stood as one and began to cheer during the game.


Some Random Idioms
have one's finger in too many pies
What does "have one's finger in too many pies" mean?
to be involved in too many things so that you cannot do any of them well Our supervisor has her finger in too many pies and she cannot do her job well.

puss
What does "puss" mean?
face; a person's face
go dutch
What does "go dutch" mean?
a date where each person pays half of the expenses a date where each person pays half of the expensesIn university many of the students had little money so they often went dutch when they were on a date.
blow out (something) or blow (something) out
What does "blow out (something) or blow (something) out" mean?
to extinguish something by blowing The little boy tried to blow out the candles.

eat high on/off the hog
What does "eat high on/off the hog" mean?
to eat expensive and high quality food My uncle has been eating high on the hog since he got his new job.

like greased lightning
What does "like greased lightning" mean?
very fastThe horse ran out of the barn and down the road like greased lightning.
off one`s high horse
What does "off one`s high horse" mean?
to be not acting proud and scornful, to be not acting like you are better than othersWe got our boss off his high horse when he admitted that he had made many mistakes with the new product launch.
touch base with (someone)
What does "touch base with (someone)" mean?
to talk to someone, to meet someone brieflyI plan to touch base with my cousin before I go to the wedding next week.
dipstick
What does "dipstick" mean?
jerk; twit; oaf
go into (something) with one's eyes (wide) open
What does "go into (something) with one's eyes (wide) open" mean?
to do something or make a choice about something while knowing the problems that are involved and while having all of the necessary information The couple went into the construction contract with their eyes wide open.

a cat nap
What does "a cat nap" mean?
a short sleep taken during the day I had a cat nap during the afternoon so that I would feel refreshed in the evening.

strings attached
What does "strings attached" mean?
obligations, restraining conditionsMy friend was able to borrow the money for the furniture with no strings attached.
suck
What does "suck" mean?
be unappealing or undesirableThis song really sucks!

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