American Idioms and Expressions

Call (someone Or Something) Into Question Idiom

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call (someone or something) into question
What does call (someone or something) into question mean?
to dispute or cast doubt upon someone or somethingThe lawyer called the man's statement about his neighbor into question.

Some Random Idioms
nothing to speak of
What does "nothing to speak of" mean?
not many, not much"Were there any problems that you found during the house inspection."
brain (someone)
What does "brain (someone)" mean?
to strike a person on the headThe spectator was brained in the middle of the match with a tennis ball.
a fine kettle of fish
What does "a fine kettle of fish" mean?
a situation that is not satisfactory, a mess"This is a fine kettle of fish. Now I will be late for the next meeting."
Glass ceiling
What does "Glass ceiling" mean?
The glass ceiling is the discrimination that prevents women and minorities from getting promoted to the highest levels of companies and organisations.
out on the town
What does "out on the town" mean?
to be celebrating someplace around townI am tired today because we were out on the town last night.
no sweat
What does "no sweat" mean?
idiom. no worries or concerns; everything is fine
make the cut
What does "make the cut" mean?
meet or come up to a required standard (from golf where a player must do equal or better than a certain score to continue) meet or come up to a required standard (from golf where a player must do equal or better than a certain score to continue)The young player did not make the cut and was unable to join the team that year.
smell blood
What does "smell blood" mean?
realize that you have to defeat or harm an opponent and be eager to try and do thisThe reporters could smell blood when they began to investigate the politicians and the scandal.
the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing
What does "the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing" mean?
there is not good communication in an organization so one part of the organization does not know what the other part is doingThe assistant manager knew nothing about what the manager was doing in the company. It seems like the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.
Arrow in the quiver
What does "Arrow in the quiver" mean?
An arrow in the quiver is a strategy or option that could be used to achieve your objective.

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