American Idioms and Expressions

Clear Out (of Somewhere) Idiom

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clear out (of somewhere)
What does clear out (of somewhere) mean?
to leave, to get out (usually quickly or abruptly)We cleared out of the building as soon as our class was over.

Some Random Idioms
cut off (someone or something)
What does "cut off (someone or something)" mean?
to interrupt or stop someone or somethingThe speech by our manager was cut off when the electricity went off in the building.
He that travels far knows much
What does "He that travels far knows much" mean?
People who travel widely have a wide knowledge.
compare apples and oranges
What does "compare apples and oranges" mean?
to compare two things that are not similar and should not be compared It was like comparing apples and oranges when we compared our new boss to our old boss.

in less than no time
What does "in less than no time" mean?
very quicklyMy friend had to go to the bank but in less than no time he returned to my house.
it is darkest before the dawn
What does "it is darkest before the dawn" mean?
the worst or more dangerous situation will occur just before a problem is resolved the worst or more dangerous situation will occur just before a problem is resolvedThe economic situation was terrible and just as it is darkest before the dawn things became worse before they began to improve.
French
What does "French" mean?
kiss using the tongue
fall back
What does "fall back" mean?
to move back, to go back The runner fell back from the other runners during the race.

draw up (something)
What does "draw up (something)" mean?
to put something in writingThey were able to draw up the contract while we were waiting.
wear thin
What does "wear thin" mean?
grow less interesting or believableHis excuses began to wear thin after he kept using them again and again.
On the game
What does "On the game" mean?
(UK) A person who is on the game works as a prostitute.

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