American Idioms and Expressions

As Well Idiom

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as well
What does as well mean?
in addition, also, tooI plan to take a computer course this summer as well.
as well
What does as well mean?
in addition, also, too I plan to take a computer course this summer as well.


Some Random Idioms
have an ace up one's sleeve
What does "have an ace up one's sleeve" mean?
something that you can use to gain an advantage (in a card game the ace is often the most valuable card and a cheater could have an ace up their sleeve to use against an opponent) something that you can use to gain an advantage (in a card game the ace is often the most valuable card and a cheater could have an ace up their sleeve to use against an opponent)When the football players were ready to go on strike, the team owners had an ace up their s
zapper
What does "zapper" mean?
remote control; TV remoteHand me the zapper, will you, I want to change the channel.
PB
What does "PB" mean?
peanut butter
feather in one`s cap
What does "feather in one`s cap" mean?
something to be proud of, an honorWinning the speech contest was a feather in the boy's cap and the greatest honor that he has ever won.
can't stomach (someone or something)
What does "can't stomach (someone or something)" mean?
dislike someone or something very muchI can't stomach the new woman who I have to work with.
Moral high ground
What does "Moral high ground" mean?
If people have/take/claim/seize, etc, the moral high ground, they claim that their arguments, beliefs, etc, are morally superior to those being put forward by other people.
cat burglar
What does "cat burglar" mean?
a burglar who enters a building by climbing a wall etc. A cat burglar entered our apartment and stole our television.

do (someone) one better
What does "do (someone) one better" mean?
to do something superior to what someone else has doneI decided to do my friend one better and volunteer for three weeks rather than two weeks.

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