American Idioms and Expressions

Carry A Tune Idiom

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carry a tune
What does carry a tune mean?
to be able to sing accurately, to have musical abilityThe girl in the music class cannot carry a tune.
carry a tune
What does carry a tune mean?
to be able to sing accurately, to have musical ability The girl in the music class cannot carry a tune.


Some Random Idioms
bellyaching
What does "bellyaching" mean?
act of complaining, griping, or criticizing something or somebody
throw up
What does "throw up" mean?
to vomitThe man threw up two times after he got food poisoning from the seafood.
louse up
What does "louse up" mean?
to make a mess of something, to spoil something"Please try not to louse up the computer again. It was working fine this morning."
Blow the cobwebs away
What does "Blow the cobwebs away" mean?
If you blow the cobwebs away, you make sweeping changes to something to bring fresh views and ideas in.
get cracking
What does "get cracking" mean?
hurry up; get a move on; get started
heart of gold
What does "heart of gold" mean?
a kind/generous/forgiving personalityMy grandmother has a heart of gold and everyone loves her.
cold snap/spell
What does "cold snap/spell" mean?
a sudden short period of cold weather (usually in winter)The cold snap lasted for five days.
Same here!
What does "Same here!" mean?
Me too! I agree!"Same here," I replied when someone said that they were having problems with their Internet provider.
break one`s back/neck (to do something)
What does "break one`s back/neck (to do something)" mean?
do all one possibly can, work very hard to do somethingI broke my neck to try and get the report finished on time.
born out of wedlock
What does "born out of wedlock" mean?
to be born to an unmarried motherThe young mother had two children born out of wedlock.
butter (someone) up or butter up (someone)
What does "butter (someone) up or butter up (someone)" mean?
to flatter someone in order to get his or her favor or friendship The man spends much time trying to butter up his boss so that he will not have to work so hard.

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