American Idioms and Expressions

Assault And Battery Idiom

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assault and battery
What does assault and battery mean?
a criminal charge where one violently attacks and beats someoneThe man was arrested for assault and battery after the fight outside of the store.
assault and battery
What does assault and battery mean?
a criminal charge where one violently attacks and beats someone The man was arrested for assault and battery after the fight.

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a crying shame
What does "a crying shame" mean?
a very unfortunate situationIt was a crying shame that the class trip to Spain was cancelled.
Have your fill
What does "Have your fill" mean?
If you have had your fill, you are fed up of somebody or something.
on the bench
What does "on the bench" mean?
to be directing a session of court (usually a judge)The new judge was on the bench for three days last week.
Saigon moment
What does "Saigon moment" mean?
A Saigon moment is when people realise that something has gone wrong and that they will lose or fail.
fall on hard times
What does "fall on hard times" mean?
to meet many troubles The town fell on hard times after the computer company moved to another town.

drop in the bucket
What does "drop in the bucket" mean?
a small amount The money that my friend repaid me was a drop in the bucket compared to what he owes me.

make oneself at home
What does "make oneself at home" mean?
relax and act as if you were at homeShe always makes herself at home when she goes to visit her friends.
have the green light
What does "have the green light" mean?
to have a signal to start or continue something The company finally has the green light to start the project.

Dine on ashes
What does "Dine on ashes" mean?
I someone is dining on ashes he or she is excessively focusing attention on failures or regrets for past actions.
small fry
What does "small fry" mean?
unimportant people, children (small fry are young newly-hatched fish) The police were only able to catch some of the small fry in the organized crime gang.

Both ends meet
What does "Both ends meet" mean?
If you make both ends meet, you live off the money you earn and don't go into debt.

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