American Idioms and Expressions

Can Of Worms Idiom

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can of worms
What does can of worms mean?
a complicated situation or problemThe lawsuit opened up a can of worms for the company.
can of worms
What does can of worms mean?
idiom. difficult situation; problem; mess
can of worms
What does can of worms mean?
a complicated situation or problem The lawsuit opened up a can of worms for the company.


Some Random Idioms
off campus
What does "off campus" mean?
at a different location than the grounds of a college or universityMost of the students went to a restaurant off campus when they had the chance.
save one`s breath
What does "save one`s breath" mean?
to remain silent because talking will do no goodYou may as well save your breath and not talk to her as she will not believe you anyway.
cook the books
What does "cook the books" mean?
to cheat in bookkeepingThe accountant was fired when someone discovered that he was cooking the books.
carry one's (own) weight
What does "carry one's (own) weight" mean?
to do one's share of something Everyone in the group had to carry his or her own weight during the project.

livin' large
What does "livin' large" mean?
idiom. wealthy; rich. He's livin' large since his song went gold.
crack a joke
What does "crack a joke" mean?
to tell a jokeThe man was a lot of fun at the party because he was always cracking jokes.
settle down
What does "settle down" mean?
to begin to live a quiet/stable lifeMy friend settled down and started a family after he finished university.
at the end of one`s rope
What does "at the end of one`s rope" mean?
at the limit of one`s ability to cope or deal with something I am at the end of my rope about what to do about my problems at work.

worth one's while
What does "worth one's while" mean?
worth one's time and troubleIt is not worth my while to go back and get my hat which I left at the restaurant.
Game on
What does "Game on" mean?
When someone says 'Game on!', it means that they are accepting a challenge or ready to get something done.
undercut (someone)
What does "undercut (someone)" mean?
to sell your product for less than a competitorThe new discount store is trying hard to undercut other stores in the area.

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