American Idioms and Expressions

At Heart 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 heart
What does at heart mean?
basically, fundamentallyShe is a very nice person at heart although many people dislike her.
at heart
What does at heart mean?
basically, essentially, what one really is rather than what one seems to beThe man seems to be angry all the time but actually he is a very gentle person at heart.
at heart
What does at heart mean?
basically, fundamentally The woman is a nice person at heart although many people dislike her.

at heart
What does at heart mean?
basically, essentially, what one really is rather than what one appears to be The man seems to be angry all the time but actually he is a very gentle person at heart.


Some Random Idioms
days running
What does "days running" mean?
several days in a rowThere were concerts at the auditorium for six days running.
soup
What does "soup" mean?
fog. We can't see anything through this soup. Better drive slow.
wheel and deal
What does "wheel and deal" mean?
to negotiate, to buy and sell somethingThe salesman likes to wheel and deal with his customers.
shop around for (something)
What does "shop around for (something)" mean?
to go to various stores to look for somethingWe shopped around for a month before we bought a new stereo system.
put one's shoulder to the wheel
What does "put one's shoulder to the wheel" mean?
to get busy and do some work We must put our shoulders to the wheel and get our work done early.

eat one's heart out
What does "eat one's heart out" mean?
to be envious of someone or somethingI ate my heart out when I saw my friend and his new bicycle.
(one's) money is on (someone)
What does "(one's) money is on (someone)" mean?
you think that someone will win a competition/sports event etc.My money is on the young horse that is racing for the first time today.
TBA
What does "TBA" mean?
To Be Announced - used when something will be announced later To Be Announced - used when something will be announced laterI looked in the television guide to see what the 7:00 movie would be but it only said TBA.
get under (someone`s) skin
What does "get under (someone`s) skin" mean?
bother/irritate someoneShe is beginning to get under my skin with her constant complaining about the noise.
beaver
What does "beaver" mean?
female genitals
persist in (doing something)
What does "persist in (doing something)" mean?
to continue to do something with determinationThe young child persisted in making noise that disturbed his father.

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