American Idioms and Expressions

At First Blush 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 first blush
What does at first blush mean?
when first seen, without careful studyAt first blush the man seemed like a good worker but later we had many problems with him.
at first blush
What does at first blush mean?
when first seen, without careful study At first blush the man seemed like a good worker but later he had many problems.


Some Random Idioms
piss-poor
What does "piss-poor" mean?
extremely poor; having no money
Over the moon
What does "Over the moon" mean?
If you are over the moon about something, you are overjoyed.
plug
What does "plug" mean?
hunk of chewing tobacco
a credit to (someone or something)
What does "a credit to (someone or something)" mean?
to be invaluable or beneficial to someone or somethingThe doctor was a credit to the hospital where he had trained.
Thin end of the wedge
What does "Thin end of the wedge" mean?
The thin end of the wedge is something small and seemingly unimportant that will lead to something much bigger and more serious.
in the cards
What does "in the cards" mean?
to be expected, likely to happen, predictableI think that a new company policy is in the cards but I can`t be sure.
turn the heat up on (someone)
What does "turn the heat up on (someone)" mean?
to increase the pressure on someone to do somethingThe police are turning the heat up on the members of the criminal gang.
For donkey's years
What does "For donkey's years" mean?
(UK) If people have done something, usually without much if any change, for an awfully long time, they can be said to have done it for donkey's years.
wedgie
What does "wedgie" mean?
the act of pulling the underwear of a boy up from behind so that it creates discomfort around the genitals
on account
What does "on account" mean?
money paid or owed on a debtWe buy many things on account at the local department store.
get out of hand
What does "get out of hand" mean?
become out of control; become badly managed. "Your absences are getting out of hand, Bob.You'd better do something quickly to improve the situation if youwant to keep your job."
off the top of one`s head
What does "off the top of one`s head" mean?
without thinking about something very muchI was unable to remember the name of the restaurant off the top of my head.

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