American Idioms and Expressions

Chew Out (someone) Idiom

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chew out (someone)
What does chew out (someone) mean?
to scold someone roughlyThe teacher chewed out the student for talking in class.

Some Random Idioms
Bite your tongue
What does "Bite your tongue" mean?
If you bite your tongue, you refrain from speaking because it is socially or otherwise better not to.
get one's act together
What does "get one's act together" mean?
to become more organizedMy sister finally got her act together and was able to find a new job.
come into fashion
What does "come into fashion" mean?
to become fashionable Recently, the mini-skirt has come into fashion again.

give me some skin
What does "give me some skin" mean?
a request to touch hands as a form of greeting or agreement
crock of shit
What does "crock of shit" mean?
a collection of lies, deception, or misleading information. What a crock of shit; I don't believe any of it.
My foot!
What does "My foot!" mean?
I do not believe it (said after someone says something that you do not believe and you repeat the statement with the expression "My foot!")"My foot!" the man exclaimed when he learned that he would not be able to attend the meeting.
Knock it off!
What does "Knock it off!" mean?
stop doing something, quit"Please knock it off! You are going to hurt yourself if you are not careful."
Cast a long shadow
What does "Cast a long shadow" mean?
Something or someone that casts a long shadow has considerable influence on other people or events.
doc-in-a-box
What does "doc-in-a-box" mean?
a small emergency medical clinic. He injured his finger and got it stiched at a doc-in-a-box.

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