American Idioms and Expressions

Carry The Torch Idiom

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carry the torch
What does carry the torch mean?
to show loyalty to a cause or a personThe man has been carrying the torch for the candidate for a long time.
carry the torch
What does carry the torch mean?
to show loyalty to a cause or a person The mayor has been carrying the torch for the candidate for a long time.


Some Random Idioms
ass is grass
What does "ass is grass" mean?
idiom. done in; done for (said as a threat or warning)
steal (someone`s) thunder
What does "steal (someone`s) thunder" mean?
to do or say something that another person had planned to do or sayMy colleague stole my thunder when he announced that he was leaving the company before me.
(live) hand-to-mouth
What does "(live) hand-to-mouth" mean?
have only enough money for basic livingHe was living a hand-to-mouth existence until he was finally able to find a job.
give (someone) the eye
What does "give (someone) the eye" mean?
to look at someone in a hostile or unfriendly way I gave the woman in the restaurant the eye but she ignored me.

have (someone or something) on one's hands
What does "have (someone or something) on one's hands" mean?
to be burdened with someone or something I do not want to have the responsibility for the party on my hands.

have one's finger on the pulse
What does "have one's finger on the pulse" mean?
to be aware of recent changes or developments in a particular situation or activity Our supervisor has her finger on the pulse and knows what everybody is doing.

boffo
What does "boffo" mean?
a successful movie, play, or other performance
through the mill
What does "through the mill" mean?
to experience a difficult situationThe man has been through the mill recently with his divorce and loss of job.
hammer
What does "hammer" mean?
accelerator pedal in a vehicle
eat (someone) out of house and home
What does "eat (someone) out of house and home" mean?
to eat much food in someone's home The two teenage boys were eating their parents out of house and home.

one's days are numbered
What does "one's days are numbered" mean?
someone is facing death or dismissal from somethingThe salesman has made many mistakes and his days are numbered at work.

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