American Idioms and Expressions

As The Crow Flies Idiom

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as the crow flies
What does as the crow flies mean?
by the most direct way, along a straight line between two placesAs the crow flies, it is about 6 kilometers between my house and my office.
as the crow flies
What does as the crow flies mean?
by the most direct way, along a straight line between two placesAs the crow flies it is about six kilometers between my house and downtown.
as the crow flies
What does as the crow flies mean?
by the most direct way, along a straight line between two places As the crow flies, it is not very far between my house and my office.

as the crow flies
What does as the crow flies mean?
by the most direct way, along a straight line between two places As the crow flies, it is about six kilometers between my house and downtown.


Some Random Idioms
conehead
What does "conehead" mean?
oaf; fool; stupid person
in the act of (doing something)
What does "in the act of (doing something)" mean?
while doing somethingThe man was arrested in the act of stealing money from the cash register in the store.
drive a hard bargain
What does "drive a hard bargain" mean?
to conclude a bargain without making any concessionsAlthough the man drives a hard bargain, I like doing business with him.
drag
What does "drag" mean?
women's clothes, when worn by men
get a dirty look from (someone)
What does "get a dirty look from (someone)" mean?
to receive a frown from someone I got a dirty look from the man who was sitting next to my crying child.

a house of cards
What does "a house of cards" mean?
something badly put together and easily knocked down, a poorly made plan/actionThe peace agreement between the two countries was like a house of cards and fell apart as soon as a minor problem occurred.
get/have the blues
What does "get/have the blues" mean?
to become sad or depressedThe dull cloudy weather has caused me to get the blues.
a no-show
What does "a no-show" mean?
a person who makes a reservation for something and then neither comes nor cancels itThere were many no-shows at the concert last night.
cut and dried
What does "cut and dried" mean?
to be previously decided, to be prearrangedThe decision was cut and dried and nobody asked for our opinion.

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