American Idioms and Expressions

At Fault Idiom

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at fault
What does at fault mean?
to be responsible or to be to blame for somethingThe truck driver was at fault for the terrible accident.
at fault
What does at fault mean?
to be responsible for something, to be to blame for something The truck driver was at fault for the terrible accident.


Some Random Idioms
go over big/well with (someone)
What does "go over big/well with (someone)" mean?
to be liked, to be successfulI am sure that my idea will go over well with my friends.
have had enough
What does "have had enough" mean?
have had as much as you need of somethingI have had enough sun today so I will go home soon.
keep one's hands off (someone or something)
What does "keep one's hands off (someone or something)" mean?
to refrain from touching or handling someone or something The man was told to keep his hands off his neighbor's dog.

run out of (something)
What does "run out of (something)" mean?
to use all of somethingThe car ran out of gas in the countryside.
after all is said and done
What does "after all is said and done" mean?
finally, when everything is settledAfter all is said and done the mayor of our city is doing a very good job.
as dead as a dodo
What does "as dead as a dodo" mean?
dead, no longer in existenceThe dog was as dead as a dodo after the accident.
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.

raise its (ugly) head
What does "raise its (ugly) head" mean?
a problem or bad situation appears or happens after not happening for a period of timeThe problem between the two managers raised its ugly head again after many months of calm.
well and good
What does "well and good" mean?
good, satisfactoryIt is well and good that he will go and talk to his supervisor about the problem.

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