American Idioms and Expressions

At A Stretch Idiom

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at a stretch
What does at a stretch mean?
continuouslyMy friend sometimes works for three weeks at a stretch.
at a stretch
What does at a stretch mean?
continuously My friend sometimes works for three weeks at a stretch.


Some Random Idioms
hop to it
What does "hop to it" mean?
get started, start a jobWe must hop to it and try to finish this job before dinner.
have/get butterflies in one`s stomach
What does "have/get butterflies in one`s stomach" mean?
have/get a feeling of fear or anxiety in one's stomachThe little boy had butterflies in his stomach when he had to give the speech in front of the class.
riff
What does "riff" mean?
brief piece of music played by one musician. Nice riff. Let me hear it again.
cook (someone`s) goose
What does "cook (someone`s) goose" mean?
to destroy someone`s chances, to damage or ruin someone The girl cooked her goose and now has no chance of getting the new job.

get (someone or something) out of one's mind/head
What does "get (someone or something) out of one's mind/head" mean?
to forget about someone or something It took me several months to get my old girlfriend out of my mind.

frighten the living daylights out of (someone)
What does "frighten the living daylights out of (someone)" mean?
to frighten someone very badlyThe horror movie frightened the living daylights out of the young girl.
talk until one is blue in the face
What does "talk until one is blue in the face" mean?
to talk until one is exhaustedI talked until I was blue in the face but I could not change my teacher's mind about my essay.
mosh pit
What does "mosh pit" mean?
where moshing occurs
turn the tide
What does "turn the tide" mean?
to change what looks like defeat into victoryAt the beginning of the game we were losing badly but we turned the tide and won the game.
get out of hand
What does "get out of hand" mean?
to become difficult or impossible to controlThe party got out of hand and the school authorities asked everyone to go home.

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