American Idioms and Expressions

Chip In Idiom

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chip in
What does chip in mean?
to contribute or pay jointly for somethingWe chipped in and bought our father a birthday present.
chip in
What does chip in mean?
to contribute to something, to pay jointly for something We chipped in and bought our father a birthday present.

Some Random Idioms
back on one`s feet
What does "back on one`s feet" mean?
to return to good financial or physical health My friend is back on his feet after his company went out of business.

green
What does "green" mean?
inexperienced."I don't think you can depend on Jack to do that jobby himself. He's too green."
solid
What does "solid" mean?
great; excellent; cool
Prick up your ears
What does "Prick up your ears" mean?
If you prick up your ears, you listen very carefully. ('Pick up your ears' is also used.)
contemplate one's navel
What does "contemplate one's navel" mean?
spend a lot of time thinking about one's own problems rather than being concerned about more important thingsI spent the summer contemplating my navel and didn't do a thing.
crying need for (someone or something)
What does "crying need for (someone or something)" mean?
a desperate need for someone or something There is a crying need for nurses in the local hospital.

trick (someone) into (doing something)
What does "trick (someone) into (doing something)" mean?
to fool someone, to cheat someoneThe salesman tricked the customer into buying something that he did not need.
pimp
What does "pimp" mean?
make fancy; dress up; embellish

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