American Idioms and Expressions

As Such Idiom

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as such
What does as such mean?
the way something is"As such, I will not be able to approve your application for a loan."
as such
What does as such mean?
the way something is "As such, I will not be able to approve your application for a loan."


Some Random Idioms
scare (someone) stiff
What does "scare (someone) stiff" mean?
to scare someone severelyThe little boy was able to scare his little brother stiff when he decided to hide in the closet and scare him.
lend (someone) a hand
What does "lend (someone) a hand" mean?
to help someone with somethingI will ask my friend to lend me a hand when I move.
shove off
What does "shove off" mean?
to start, to leave"I think that it is time for us to shove off. It is almost midnight."
Road to Damascus
What does "Road to Damascus" mean?
If someone has a great and sudden change in their ideas or beliefs, then this is a road to Damascus change, after the conversion of Saint Paul to Christianity while heading to Damascus to persecute Christians.
tits
What does "tits" mean?
breasts (usually said of women)
munchies
What does "munchies" mean?
craving for food, usually junk food
Grey suits
What does "Grey suits" mean?
The men in grey suits are people who have a lot of power in business or politics, but aren't well-known or charismatic.
pie in the sky
What does "pie in the sky" mean?
a goal/plan that is too optimistic, a future reward after deathThe boy's plans for his summer were pie in the sky. He would never complete them.
chuck
What does "chuck" mean?
dump; reject; break up with somebody
on the bench
What does "on the bench" mean?
a judge is sitting and directing a session of courtThere was no indication by the court of who would be sitting on the bench during the important trial.
come out with (something)
What does "come out with (something)" mean?
to say something, to make something known The child has recently come out with many funny expressions.

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