American Idioms and Expressions

Claim A Life 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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claim a life
What does claim a life mean?
to take the life of someoneThe accident on the freeway claimed the life of two people.
claim a life
What does claim a life mean?
to take the life of someone The accident on the freeway claimed the life of two people.


Some Random Idioms
split (something) fifty-fifty
What does "split (something) fifty-fifty" mean?
to divide something into two equal partsI decided to split the prize fifty-fifty with my friend.
MC
What does "MC" mean?
Master of Ceremonies Master of CeremoniesMy cousin was the MC for my sister's wedding.
scratch
What does "scratch" mean?
money
Might and main
What does "Might and main" mean?
This means with all your effort and strength. As he failed in the previous exam,the student tried might and main to pass the next one.
in
What does "in" mean?
fashionable, trendy
crank call
What does "crank call" mean?
telephone call made to harrass or anger someone
run up (something)
What does "run up (something)" mean?
to pull something up on a ropeWe ran up the flag early this morning before the parade began.
smile on (someone or something)
What does "smile on (someone or something)" mean?
to be favorable to someone or somethingI think that the sky is smiling on the farmers in our area.
in the rear
What does "in the rear" mean?
behind someone or somethingThere were several trucks in the rear when they opened the bridge to traffic last night.
movers and shakers
What does "movers and shakers" mean?
important people who get things doneThe movers and shakers of the city went to the opening of the new art gallery.

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