database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available.
American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time.
|cast one's vote|
What does cast one's vote mean?
| to vote||We arrived early to cast our vote in the election.|
Some Random Idioms
|set a date|
What does "set a date" mean?
| decide on a date for a wedding|| decide on a date for a weddingAfter thinking about marriage for a long time they have finally decided to set a date. |
|one by one|
What does "one by one" mean?
| one at a time, each in turn||One by one the contestants walked onto the stage.|
What does "partay" mean?
What does "change hands" mean?
| to be transferred from one person to another||The small business changed hands many times during the last several years.|
|have a lot on one's plate|
What does "have a lot on one's plate" mean?
| to have a lot of things to do or deal with||I have a lot on my plate this week and I am very, very busy.|
|out of control|
What does "out of control" mean?
| to be uncontrollable/wild||The soccer fans were out of control after their team won the championship.|
What does "IOW" mean?
| in other words|
|first and foremost|
What does "first and foremost" mean?
| the first and most important||
First and foremost, we need a new computer for our office.
What does "a snap" mean?
| something that's very easy to do. ||A: "Is your job difficult?"B: "No, actually it's a snap. In fact, it's so easy that it'sa little bit boring."|
What does "blue-ribbon" mean?
| of superior quality or distinction, the best of a group||
A blue-ribbon panel of experts were asked to suggest a new policy for the city.
|fall into place|
What does "fall into place" mean?
| to fit together, to become organized||Everything fell into place and we were able to prepare for our trip to Brazil.|
|All hat, no cattle|
What does "All hat, no cattle" mean?
| When someone talks big, but cannot back it up, they are all hat, no cattle.('Big hat, no cattle' is also used.)|