American Idioms and Expressions

Cat Burglar Idiom

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cat burglar
What does cat burglar mean?
a burglar who enters a building by climbing a wall etc.Our stereo was stolen when a cat burglar entered our apartment.
cat burglar
What does cat burglar mean?
a burglar who enters a building by climbing a wall etc. A cat burglar entered our apartment and stole our television.


Some Random Idioms
by the sweat of one`s brow
What does "by the sweat of one`s brow" mean?
by hard workThe man built up his business by the sweat of his brow.
show up
What does "show up" mean?
to appear, to arrive, to be present"What time did your friend show up for the party?"
first-rate
What does "first-rate" mean?
excellent, superior, of the best quality The movie that we saw yesterday was first-rate.

clear the table
What does "clear the table" mean?
to remove the dishes and eating utensils from a table After we finished eating we cleared the table.

Up to your eyes
What does "Up to your eyes" mean?
When you've got too much work to do, you're up to your eyes in it.
shellac
What does "shellac" mean?
defeat somebody (often in a game or other contest)
delts
What does "delts" mean?
deltoid muscles, particularly when well developed
get along on a shoestring
What does "get along on a shoestring" mean?
to be able to live on very little moneyThe woman was forced to get along on a shoestring when she was a student.
know (something) by heart
What does "know (something) by heart" mean?
to know something perfectly, to have memorized somethingThe little boy knows many stories by heart.
play hooky
What does "play hooky" mean?
to stay away from school or work without permissionWhen he was a student he often played hooky and did not go to school.

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