American Idioms and Expressions

Black Out Idiom

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black out
What does black out mean?
to faint or pass outSuddenly the young woman blacked out while she was standing in front of the computer.
black out
What does black out mean?
to darken a room or building by turning off the lightsDuring the war people in the cities were forced to black out their windows so nobody could see them.
black out
What does black out mean?
to lose consciousnessThe man blacked out during the parade and he had to sit down and rest.
black out
What does black out mean?
to faint or pass outThe man suddenly blacked out while he was waiting for the bus.
black out
What does black out mean?
to lose consciousness, to faint, to pass outThe football player blacked out after being hit by the other player.
black out
What does black out mean?
to faint or pass out The young woman blacked out while she was standing in front of the computer.

black out
What does black out mean?
to darken a room or building by turning off the lights During the war, people in the cities were forced to black out their windows so nobody could see them.

black out
What does black out mean?
to lose consciousness The man blacked out during the parade and he had to sit down and rest.

black out
What does black out mean?
to faint or pass out The man suddenly blacked out while he was waiting for the bus.

black out
What does black out mean?
to lose consciousness, to faint, to pass out The football player blacked out after being hit by the other player.


Some Random Idioms
diamond in the rough
What does "diamond in the rough" mean?
a good person or thing that is hidden by a rough exterior The man is a diamond in the rough and a very gentle person.

Cut your teeth on
What does "Cut your teeth on" mean?
The place where you gain your early experience is where you cut your teeth.
get one's just deserts
What does "get one's just deserts" mean?
to get what one deserves The apartment manager got her just deserts when she was fired for bothering the tenants.

pull a boner
What does "pull a boner" mean?
to do something stupid or sillyI pulled a boner when I sent the E-mail message to the wrong person.
take up a collection
What does "take up a collection" mean?
to gather something together, to collect somethingWe decided to take up a collection in order to get money to repair the old building.
land in one's lap
What does "land in one's lap" mean?
additional work comes to you and you now have to deal with itSeveral resignations from our company landed in the lap of the personnel director last Friday.
joint
What does "joint" mean?
bar; tavern; grill
bear with (someone or something)
What does "bear with (someone or something)" mean?
to be patient with someone or something, to endure someone or somethingWe had to bear with our teacher as she explained the material to the new students.
throw oneself at (someone's) feet
What does "throw oneself at (someone's) feet" mean?
to behave in a very humble mannerI threw myself at my friend's feet and asked for forgiveness for the problems that I had caused.
hand (something) to (someone) on a silver platter
What does "hand (something) to (someone) on a silver platter" mean?
to give a person something that has not been earnedThe father handed everything to the boy on a silver platter and now he is very spoiled and selfish.

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