American Idioms and Expressions

At Every Turn Idiom

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at every turn
What does at every turn mean?
everywhere one looksThere was a tour group at every turn when we visited Rome.
at every turn
What does at every turn mean?
everywhere that one looks When we visited Rome, there was a group of tourists at every turn.


Some Random Idioms
smear
What does "smear" mean?
defeat somebody (often in a game or other contest)
Over the counter
What does "Over the counter" mean?
Medicines and drugs that can be sold without a doctor's prescription are sold over the counter.
Till the pips squeak
What does "Till the pips squeak" mean?
If someone will do something till the pips squeak, they will do it to the limit, even though it will make other people suffer.
in hopes of (something)
What does "in hopes of (something)" mean?
expecting somethingI wrote the entrance exam in hopes of entering my favorite university.
bats in the belfry
What does "bats in the belfry" mean?
crazy, eccentric (bats are not birds but are mammals that can fly)I think that my boss has bats in the belfry. His ideas are absolutely crazy.
help out with (something)
What does "help out with (something)" mean?
assist someone to do somethingI helped out with carrying the luggage of the other tour members.
rub (someone's) nose in (something)
What does "rub (someone's) nose in (something)" mean?
to remind someone of something that they have done wrongThe girl's supervisor always rubs the girl's nose in it when she makes a mistake.

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