American Idioms and Expressions

Change Of Pace Idiom

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change of pace
What does change of pace mean?
the addition of some variety to one's lifeWe decided to go to the lake for a change of pace and to get away from our busy schedules.
change of pace
What does change of pace mean?
a temporary change in one's routine We decided to go to the lake for a change of pace and to get away from our busy schedules.


Some Random Idioms
a horse of a different color
What does "a horse of a different color" mean?
another matter entirely, something else, something different than the subject that is being discussed Changing locations is a horse of a different color and was never discussed in any of our meetings.

you got that
What does "you got that" mean?
idiom. do you understand
more to (someone or something) than meets the eye
What does "more to (someone or something) than meets the eye" mean?
more interesting/intelligent/complicated than it seemsThe problem appeared to be very simple but there was more to it than meets the eye.
jump bail
What does "jump bail" mean?
run away and fail to come to trial and therefore give up the money that you have already paid to the courtThe man jumped bail and went to live in a foreign country.
give (someone) the cold shoulder
What does "give (someone) the cold shoulder" mean?
to ignore someone, to reject someone The office staff gave the man the cold shoulder when he did not go to the farewell party.

down to the bone
What does "down to the bone" mean?
entirely, to the coreThe rain and snow chilled me right down to the bone.
big cheese
What does "big cheese" mean?
boss; powerful person in an organization. Uh-oh, the big cheese is here. We're in trouble now.
at peace
What does "at peace" mean?
to be peaceful, to be happyThe woman was relaxed and at peace after her friend's funeral.
get the third degree
What does "get the third degree" mean?
to be questioned in great detail about somethingWhen the boy returned from school he got the third degree from his mother.
spot
What does "spot" mean?
give somebody an advantage (in a game). I'll spot you ten points.
bounce
What does "bounce" mean?
have a check fail to clear payment due to lack of funds. My checked bounced because I forgot to put money into my account.
a pat on the back
What does "a pat on the back" mean?
praise, congratulations, encouragementThe man was given a pat on the back for his efforts to stop pollution in the river.

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