American Idioms and Expressions

Clean Bill Of Health Idiom

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Clean bill of health
What does Clean bill of health mean?
To be found healthy.I visited the doctor today and was given a clean bill of health.
This widely used term has its origins in the "Bill of Health", a document issued to a ship showing that the port it sailed from suffered from no epidemic or infection at the time of departure.
clean bill of health
What does clean bill of health mean?
the assurance that an animal or person is healthyThe astronaut was given a clean bill of health before he began training.
clean bill of health
What does clean bill of health mean?
a report or certificate that a person or animal is healthyThe doctor gave me a clean bill of health when I visited him last month.
clean bill of health
What does clean bill of health mean?
the assurance that an animal or person is healthy The astronaut was given a clean bill of health before he began training.

clean bill of health
What does clean bill of health mean?
a report or certificate that a person or animal is healthy My doctor gave me a clean bill of health when I visited him last month.


Some Random Idioms
no spring chicken
What does "no spring chicken" mean?
a young person (used with a negative)My aunt is no spring chicken. She is almost 96-years old.
soup up (something) or soup (something) up
What does "soup up (something) or soup (something) up" mean?
to make something faster or more powerful by changing or adding something (this expression is often used for a car) My neighbor decided to soup up his car.

have one's work cut out for one
What does "have one's work cut out for one" mean?
have a large and difficult task to doWe had our work cut out for us when we began to paint the house.
in a fog (haze)
What does "in a fog (haze)" mean?
confused, not sure what is happeningHe is always in a fog and never seems to know what is going on.
grist for the mill
What does "grist for the mill" mean?
something that can be used for one's advantageThe information was grist for the mill of the salesman.
mess
What does "mess" mean?
dumb, unappealing person
in the long run
What does "in the long run" mean?
over a long period of timeThe company has been losing money recently but in the long run they should make a profit.
make hay while the sun shines
What does "make hay while the sun shines" mean?
to take advantage of opportunities and good conditions while you canWe wanted to make hay while the sun shines so we tried to finish the outside work while the weather was good.
an opening gambit
What does "an opening gambit" mean?
an opening statement or something to help give one an advantage in bargaining or something similarThe union made several concessions as their opening gambit in their negotiations with the company.
board a plane
What does "board a plane" mean?
to enter a plane I would like to board the plane early.

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