American Idioms and Expressions

Cause A Stir Idiom

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cause a stir
What does cause a stir mean?
to cause people to become agitated and alarmed about somethingThe soccer player caused a stir when he began to criticize the referee.
cause a stir
What does cause a stir mean?
to cause people to become agitated and alarmed about something The soccer player caused a stir when he criticized the referee.


Some Random Idioms
cut (someone) a check
What does "cut (someone) a check" mean?
to write a check to someoneWe cut the man a check for the work that he had done.
have oneself something
What does "have oneself something" mean?
use or consume somethingI decided to have myself a drink before leaving for the movie.
pop off
What does "pop off" mean?
interrupt; talk back
yid
What does "yid" mean?
Jew; Jewish person. Don't call me a yid. It's insulting.
make oneself heard
What does "make oneself heard" mean?
to speak loudly so that you can be heard The speaker tried very hard in order to make himself heard.

a head shrinker
What does "a head shrinker" mean?
a psychiatristThe criminal had to go and see a head shrinker after the judge sentenced him to life in prison.
down the hatch
What does "down the hatch" mean?
something is swallowedThe cough medicine went down the hatch as soon as I gave it to my little boy.
chicken
What does "chicken" mean?
coward. Don't be chicken, just give it a try.
extend credit to (someone)
What does "extend credit to (someone)" mean?
to permit someone to buy something on creditThe bank extended credit to the small company so that they could continue to operate.
in one`s shoes
What does "in one`s shoes" mean?
in someone else's place or positionI wish that I was in his shoes with his great job and new car.
get it
What does "get it" mean?
to understand something, to understand a joke Everybody was laughing at the joke but I did not get it.

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