American Idioms and Expressions

Cheat On (someone) 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. .

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
cheat on (someone)
What does cheat on (someone) mean?
to be unfaithful to someoneThe man began cheating on his wife which was the cause of their divorce.

Some Random Idioms
sit in for (someone)
What does "sit in for (someone)" mean?
to take someone else's place in some activityI asked my friend to sit in for me at my volunteer job at the community center.
get oneself into a stew over (someone or something)
What does "get oneself into a stew over (someone or something)" mean?
to be worried or upset about someone or somethingI try hard not to get myself into a stew over some of the rude remarks of my supervisor.
build up (someone or something) or build (someone or something) up
What does "build up (someone or something) or build (someone or something) up" mean?
to make someone or something bigger or stronger, to promote someone or something The woman is always trying to build up her boss.

max
What does "max" mean?
maximum; greatest/largest possible
drop dead
What does "drop dead" mean?
to die suddenlyThe bus driver dropped dead while driving the bus.
silence gives consent
What does "silence gives consent" mean?
saying nothing or not saying no to something means that you agree saying nothing or not saying no to something means that you agreeSilence gives consent and when nobody spoke at the meeting, the principal thought that everybody agreed with his proposal.
by the handful
What does "by the handful" mean?
in measurements equal to a handful We were eating fresh blueberries by the handful.

put up a good fight/struggle
What does "put up a good fight/struggle" mean?
to try hard, to struggle hardWe put up a good fight but we were unable to win the game.
lead (someone) around by the nose
What does "lead (someone) around by the nose" mean?
to make someone do what you want The woman has been leading her husband around by the nose since they got married.

Search

Searching for?
 


Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional