American Idioms and Expressions

Castles In The Air Idiom

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castles in the air
What does castles in the air mean?
daydreamsMy sister is always building castles in the air and is very unrealistic.
castles in the air
What does castles in the air mean?
daydreams My sister is always building castles in the air and is very unrealistic.

Some Random Idioms
Upper Hand
What does "Upper Hand" mean?
Control of a situation.If you are wondering who has the upper hand in your relationship, the next time you get up to fetch drinks, take a look on the sofa. There you will find that person.
This phrase originated with the advent of sandlot baseball. In order to determine which team would bat first, one player would grasp the baseball bat at the lower end. A player from the opposing team would then place his hand directly above the first player's hand. They would alternate hands up the bat until the end was reached and one of the players had the "upper hand".
bankroll someone
What does "bankroll someone" mean?
to supply someone with money, to finance someoneThe movie actor bankrolled his son while the son was producing his first movie.
as slippery as an eel
What does "as slippery as an eel" mean?
undependable, devious, cannot be trusted That sales person is as slippery as an eel and you should be careful when you talk to him.

See you later
What does "See you later" mean?
A casual way of saying to friends I'll see you again, sometime, (without a definite date or time having been set) - this is often abbreviated to 'Later' or 'Laters' as an alternative way of saying goodbye.
Long time no see
What does "Long time no see" mean?
'Long time no see' means that the speaker has not seen that person for a long time.
privy to something
What does "privy to something" mean?
have unique or special knowledge about somethingI was not privy to the conversation regarding the new business plan so I was unable to comment on it.
feel like going (somewhere)
What does "feel like going (somewhere)" mean?
to be in the mood to go somewhere, to want to go somewhereI did not feel like going to a movie so I stayed home.
live high on/off the hog
What does "live high on/off the hog" mean?
to have the best of everythingMy friend has been living high on the hog since he changed jobs.
tricky
What does "tricky" mean?
easily confused or misunderstood. "This problem is tricky. I don't really understand it."
a slice of the cake
What does "a slice of the cake" mean?
a share of something (money etc.) The government wants a slice of the cake from the new casinos.

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