American Idioms and Expressions

Chip Off The Old Block Idiom

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chip off the old block
What does chip off the old block mean?
a person who looks or acts like one of his parentsThe boy is a chip off the old block and acts exactly like his father.
chip off the old block
What does chip off the old block mean?
a person who looks or acts like one of his parents The boy is a chip off the old block and acts exactly like his father.


Some Random Idioms
dry up
What does "dry up" mean?
to become dry, to be depleted The river began to dry up early in the summer.
The money for the project has dried up.

cross a bridge when one comes to it
What does "cross a bridge when one comes to it" mean?
to deal with a situation when and not before it happens I am not going to worry about losing my job now. I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

go without (something)
What does "go without (something)" mean?
to manage to survive or do well without somethingWe had to go without water for two days in our apartment.
shove (something) down (someone`s) throat
What does "shove (something) down (someone`s) throat" mean?
to force someone to do or agree to something that is not wantedI do not like him because he is always trying to shove his ideas down my throat.
wienie
What does "wienie" mean?
dumb, incompetent man
in effect
What does "in effect" mean?
a law that is necessary to obeyThe new law has been in effect for three months now.
falsies
What does "falsies" mean?
artificially enlarged breasts (either through surgery or padding). Nice falsies on her, but I'd rather have the real thing.
live down (something)
What does "live down (something)" mean?
remove blame or distrust by good conduct, cause something to be forgiven by not repeating itOur supervisor is trying to live down his reputation of being a hard person to work for.
Your secret is safe with me.
What does "Your secret is safe with me." mean?
I won't tell anyone your secret"Your secret is safe with me", I told my friend when he told me about his problems.
trouble one's head about (someone or something)
What does "trouble one's head about (someone or something)" mean?
to worry about someone or somethingI am not going to trouble my head about my sister's visit next week.

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