American Idioms and Expressions

Clear Out (something) Idiom

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clear out (something)
What does clear out (something) mean?
to clean somewhere, to remove somethingWe cleared out the room before we could start painting.

Some Random Idioms
tar and feather (someone)
What does "tar and feather (someone)" mean?
to punish someone severelyThe teacher said that she would tar and feather anyone who did not do their homework.
tan (someone`s) hide
What does "tan (someone`s) hide" mean?
to give someone a beating, to spank someone hardThe boy`s mother threatened to tan his hide if he did not behave himself.
blow the whistle on someone
What does "blow the whistle on someone" mean?
reveal information about someone (from sports where the referee blows a whistle when someone does something wrong) reveal information about someone (from sports where the referee blows a whistle when someone does something wrong) The secretary blew the whistle on her boss for his responsibility in wasting much money in his department.
the last person
What does "the last person" mean?
the most unlikely person to do something or to be seen somewhereMy friend is the last person that you would expect to see in a clothing store buying clothes.
play by ear
What does "play by ear" mean?
to play a musical instrument by remembering the tune and not by reading the music My sister learned to play the piano by ear when she was a child.

take in (money)
What does "take in (money)" mean?
to receive/get moneyWe were able to take in a lot of money at the charity auction.
so-so
What does "so-so" mean?
not good and not badI was only feeling so-so and decided not to go to a movie tonight.
make an appearance
What does "make an appearance" mean?
appear somewhere, appear in a performanceThe famous actor made an appearance at the party for the politician.
get off my back
What does "get off my back" mean?
stop it; leave me alone; let me be
die off
What does "die off" mean?
to die one after another until the number is small The house plants began to die off soon after we moved to a new apartment.

a leading question
What does "a leading question" mean?
a question to a witness that is designed to suggest or produce the reply that is wanted by the questionerThe judge reprimanded the lawyer for continuing to ask leading questions during the trial.

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