American Idioms and Expressions

At A Loss Idiom

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at a loss
What does at a loss mean?
to be in a state of uncertainity or bewildermentWe were at a loss about what to do with the computer that was having problems.
at a loss
What does at a loss mean?
at less than the cost, at a financial lossEverything was on sale but at a loss so the prices were very low.
at a loss
What does at a loss mean?
in a state of uncertainty or bewilderment We were at a loss about what to do with the broken computer.

at a loss
What does at a loss mean?
at less than the cost, at a financial loss The store was selling things at a loss so the prices were very low.


Some Random Idioms
reel off (something)
What does "reel off (something)" mean?
to recite something quickly and accuratelyI tried hard to reel off all of the events of the past week.
get (someone or something) out of one's mind/head
What does "get (someone or something) out of one's mind/head" mean?
to manage to forget about someone or somethingIt took me several months to get my old girlfriend out of my mind.
go wrong
What does "go wrong" mean?
to failThings began to go wrong as soon as our camping trip began.
deaf and dumb
What does "deaf and dumb" mean?
unable to hear or speakThe young man is deaf and dumb and he has trouble understanding what is happening around him.
gray matter
What does "gray matter" mean?
brains, intelligence I wish that my friend would use his gray matter more effectively when he is making his crazy plans.

green Idioms

What's good for the goose is good for the gander
What does "What's good for the goose is good for the gander" mean?
This idiom means that the sexes should be treated the same way and not be subjected to different standards.
keep one's hands off (someone or something)
What does "keep one's hands off (someone or something)" mean?
refrain from touching or handling someone or somethingMy aunt asked her nephew to keep his hands off her furniture.
Slippery slope
What does "Slippery slope" mean?
A slippery slope is where a measure would lead to further worse measures.
not long for this world
What does "not long for this world" mean?
to be about to dieMy uncle is very sick and is not long for this world.
fall head over heels in love with (someone)
What does "fall head over heels in love with (someone)" mean?
to fall deeply in love with someoneThe girl fell head over heels in love with the boy on the basketball team.
in charge of (someone or something)
What does "in charge of (someone or something)" mean?
to be in control of someone or something, to be responsible for someone or somethingMy sister has been in charge of buying supplies at her company for many years.

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