American Idioms and Expressions

Carry A Lot Of Weight With (someone Or Something) Idiom

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carry a lot of weight with (someone or something)
What does carry a lot of weight with (someone or something) mean?
to be very influential with someone or a group of peopleThe man's education and experience carry a lot of weight in the university.

Some Random Idioms
arm in arm
What does "arm in arm" mean?
linked together by the arms The couple walked along the beach arm in arm.

do one's duty
What does "do one's duty" mean?
to do one's job or what is expected of one The guard was doing his duty when he began to ask the customer questions.

do one`s part

- to make one's expected contribution to a gro

tell it to the marines/Sweeney
What does "tell it to the marines/Sweeney" mean?
I do not believe you, stop trying to fool meMy friend said that she was going to start her own business but I told her to tell it to the marines as I did not believe her.
keep an eye on (someone or something)
What does "keep an eye on (someone or something)" mean?
to watch someone or something carefully, to take care of someone or somethingI asked my aunt to keep an eye on our apartment when we went away for our holiday.
Set your sights on
What does "Set your sights on" mean?
If you set your sights on someone or something, it is your ambition to beat them or to achieve that goal.
have a soft spot in one's heart (for someone or something)
What does "have a soft spot in one's heart (for someone or something)" mean?
to be fond of someone or somethingMy grandfather always had a soft spot in his heart for his youngest daughter.
not know one's own strength
What does "not know one's own strength" mean?
to not realize how destructive or harmful one's strength can beThe little boy does not know his own strength and does much damage when he plays.
have (someone) eating out of (the palm of) one's hand
What does "have (someone) eating out of (the palm of) one's hand" mean?
someone is willing to do whatever you want him or her to do The woman has her supervisor eating out of the palm of her hand.

proof of the pudding is in the eating
What does "proof of the pudding is in the eating" mean?
the real value of something can be judged only by practical experience and not from appearanceThe company created a new website that they thought many people would visit but the proof of the pudding is in the eating and nobody liked the website.
read the handwriting on the wall
What does "read the handwriting on the wall" mean?
to anticipate what is going to happen by observing small hints and cluesEverybody in our department could read the handwriting on the wall and knew that the company would soon close our department.
couch potato
What does "couch potato" mean?
someone who spends a lot of time on a couch watching televisionMy cousin is a couch potato and he never wants to leave his house.

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