American Idioms and Expressions

Ask For The Moon Idiom

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ask for the moon
What does ask for the moon mean?
to ask for too muchThe woman asks for the moon but is never able to get what she wants.
ask for the moon
What does ask for the moon mean?
to ask for too much The woman is asking for the moon. She will never get what she wants.


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take the law into one's own hands
What does "take the law into one's own hands" mean?
try to administer the law on your ownThe transit supervisor was taking the law into his own hands when he tried to arrest the man.
Tip of the iceberg
What does "Tip of the iceberg" mean?
The tip of the iceberg is the part of a problem that can be seen, with far more serious problems lying underneath.
coyote ugly
What does "coyote ugly" mean?
very ugly
thing
What does "thing" mean?
activity; undertaking (used after a noun to emphasize the particular nature of the noun or create a general idea about that noun). It's a girl thing; you wouldn't understand.
a taste of (something)
What does "a taste of (something)" mean?
an experience of something, an example of somethingI was able to get a taste of playing tennis while I was on my holiday.
learn (something) by heart
What does "learn (something) by heart" mean?
memorize somethingI quickly learned my library card number by heart.
lose sight of (something)
What does "lose sight of (something)" mean?
forget something, fail to see something"Don't lose sight of the main reason that you are planning to take the class."
clip
What does "clip" mean?
short video or audio segment
never fear
What does "never fear" mean?
do not worry"Never fear, I will finish work and meet you in time for the movie."

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