American Idioms and Expressions

Cash Cow Idiom

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cash cow
What does cash cow mean?
a good source of moneyHis new business is a cash cow and he is making much money.
cash cow
What does cash cow mean?
a good source of money The new business is a cash cow and is making much money.

Some Random Idioms
play by the rules
What does "play by the rules" mean?
follow the generally accepted rules of something follow the generally accepted rules of somethingThe team members refused to play by the rules so they were asked to leave the tournament.
open to (something)
What does "open to (something)" mean?
to be agreeable to learn or hear about new ideas or suggestionsOur principal is open to new ideas about how to better meet the needs of students and teachers.
fair-weather friend
What does "fair-weather friend" mean?
a person who is a friend only during good times The man is a fair-weather friend and you cannot rely on him if you have a problem.

fall Idioms



arm in arm
What does "arm in arm" mean?
to be linked together by the armsThe young girls walked arm in arm to school.
put the cat among the pigeons
What does "put the cat among the pigeons" mean?
to cause troubleSending the bad supervisor to talk to the angry workers was like putting the cat among the pigeons.
drown one`s sorrows
What does "drown one`s sorrows" mean?
to drink alcohol or do something to forget one`s problemsThe man is in the bar drowning his sorrows with a drink.
make a nuisance of oneself
What does "make a nuisance of oneself" mean?
be a constant botherI didn't phone the apartment manager to complain about the sink because I didn't want to make a nuisance of myself.

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