American Idioms and Expressions

Change Of Scenery Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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change of scenery
What does change of scenery mean?
a move to a different place where things are differentMy sister and her husband have decided to move because they want a change of scenery.
change of scenery
What does change of scenery mean?
a move to a different place where things are different My sister and her husband have decided to move because they want a change of scenery.


Some Random Idioms
if the cap fits wear it
What does "if the cap fits wear it" mean?
if you criticize another person and you also deserve criticism then you should accept the criticism and try and changeThe girl criticized her friend for borrowing money. However, she herself always borrowed money so she should remember that if the cap fits wear it.
come up trumps
What does "come up trumps" mean?
to complete something well or successfully, to have a better performance or outcome than is expected (trumps are playing cards that are chosen to be ranked higher than the other cards) We entered the contest with little hope of success but our performance came up trumps which was a big surprise to everyone.

under one`s thumb
What does "under one`s thumb" mean?
to be obedient to someone, to be controlled by someone The woman has her husband under her thumb. He has no freedom at all.

Q-sign
What does "Q-sign" mean?
comatose patient with mouth open and tongue hanging out
worm one's way out of something
What does "worm one's way out of something" mean?
wiggle out of a problem or a responsibilityI was able to worm my way out of working on my friend's house repairs.
on/upon (someone`s) head
What does "on/upon (someone`s) head" mean?
on one's own selfThe little boy brought the anger of his parent's upon his head.
tanked
What does "tanked" mean?
drunk; intoxicated
dust
What does "dust" mean?
win by a large margin
tank up
What does "tank up" mean?
drink excessively
DIY
What does "DIY" mean?
Do-It-Yourself Do-It-YourselfI went to a DIY store and bought the materials to build a bed.
in heaven
What does "in heaven" mean?
in a state of absolute happiness, dead and in heavenI felt that I was in heaven when I learned that I would get the job that I wanted.
in a nutshell
What does "in a nutshell" mean?
briefly, in a few words We went to the meeting and they told us in a nutshell about the plans for our company.

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