American Idioms and Expressions

At Best Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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at best
What does at best mean?
as the best one can say, in the best viewThe doctors told the man that he had ten months at best to live.
at best
What does at best mean?
under the most favorable circumstances The doctors said that the man had ten months at best to live.


Some Random Idioms
give someone (or something) a second chance
What does "give someone (or something) a second chance" mean?
try to save a relationship by forgiving and welcoming the other person back try to save a relationship by forgiving and welcoming the other person backThe girl's boyfriend left her for several months but when he wanted to come back she was happy to give him a second chance.
from start to finish
What does "from start to finish" mean?
from the beginning to the end The dinner was a great success from start to finish .

run short
What does "run short" mean?
to not have enough of somethingThey ran short of gasoline at the gas station and had to close early.
howl
What does "howl" mean?
something amusing or entertaining
Knock 'em dead
What does "Knock 'em dead" mean?
'Knock 'em dead' is used as a way of wishing someone luck before they give a performance or have to appear before people, as in an interview, etc. ('em = them)
beg to differ with (someone)
What does "beg to differ with (someone)" mean?
to politely disagree with someone"I'm sorry but I beg to differ with you about what happened."
in one`s shoes
What does "in one`s shoes" mean?
in someone else's place or positionI wish that I was in his shoes with his great job and new car.
poke one's nose into (something)
What does "poke one's nose into (something)" mean?
to interfere with something, to try to discover things that do not involve you My aunt always pokes her nose into the business of other people.

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.

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