American Idioms and Expressions

Champ At The Bit Idiom

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champ at the bit
What does champ at the bit mean?
to be ready and anxious to do somethingEverybody was champing at the bit to start writing the test.
champ at the bit
What does champ at the bit mean?
to be ready and anxious to do something Everybody was champing at the bit to start taking the exam.


Some Random Idioms
freeload
What does "freeload" mean?
to accept food and housing at the expense of another
punch out
What does "punch out" mean?
eject from an aircraft. I'm hit, gotta punch out!
in the same boat
What does "in the same boat" mean?
in a similar situationWe are all in the same boat now that our store has gone out of business.
come home to (someone)
What does "come home to (someone)" mean?
to become apparent to someone It suddenly came home to the young family that their house had been destroyed in the fire.

a road hog
What does "a road hog" mean?
a car driver who uses more than his share of the road The person in front of me on the highway was a road hog but I tried not to get angry.

in arms
What does "in arms" mean?
armed, angry and ready to fightThe workers are in arms since they found out about the wage decrease.
and then some
What does "and then some" mean?
and much more besides.A: "I'd guess your new computer cost about $2,000."B: "It cost that much and then some because I also boughtextra RAM and VRAM."
prick
What does "prick" mean?
penis
go to waste
What does "go to waste" mean?
to be wasted, to be unusedI did not want the extra food to go to waste so I invited my friend to visit.
raise an objection (to/about someone or something)
What does "raise an objection (to/about someone or something)" mean?
make an objection about someone or somethingThe defense lawyer stood up during the trial to raise an objection about the testimony of the witness.
raw
What does "raw" mean?
lacking experience; new. You're totally raw. You've never done this, have you?
slit one`s (own) throat
What does "slit one`s (own) throat" mean?
to experience certain failure, to do something that will cause problems now or in the future The man is slitting his own throat to come to work late every day.

to mix it up
What does "to mix it up" mean?
to argue or fightThe two groups of young men were mixing it up outside of the school yard.

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