American Idioms and Expressions

At Death's Door Idiom

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at death's door
What does at death's door mean?
to be near deathThe young woman was at death's door after the accident.
at death's door
What does at death's door mean?
very near deathThe sales manager was at death's door after having a heart attack.

Some Random Idioms
think outside the box
What does "think outside the box" mean?
to think freely not using old ideas/rules/practicesThe consultant told us to think outside the box if we wanted to rebuild our company.
beyond a shadow of a doubt
What does "beyond a shadow of a doubt" mean?
to be completely without doubt Everyone believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that the man stole the money.

bed-hop
What does "bed-hop" mean?
have sexual relations with many people; sleep around
inch by inch
What does "inch by inch" mean?
little by little, one inch at a timeI checked the park inch by inch to try and find my watch.
grub
What does "grub" mean?
food. What does someone have to do in this diner to get some grub?
Renaissance man
What does "Renaissance man" mean?
A Renaissance man is a person who is talented in a number of different areas, especially when their talents include both the sciences and the arts.
take a piss
What does "take a piss" mean?
urinate; pee
a raw deal
What does "a raw deal" mean?
treatment that is not fairThe sales manager received a raw deal when he was forced to give up his former position.
from the bottom of one`s heart
What does "from the bottom of one`s heart" mean?
with great feeling, sincerelyMy sister thanked the man from the bottom of her heart for saving her dog`s life.

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