American Idioms and Expressions

Clear Sailing Idiom

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clear sailing
What does clear sailing mean?
to be an easy situationIt was clear sailing when we finished work and began our journey.
clear sailing
What does clear sailing mean?
to be an easy situation It was clear sailing after we finished work and began our holiday.


Some Random Idioms
trick (someone) into (doing something)
What does "trick (someone) into (doing something)" mean?
to fool someone, to cheat someoneThe salesman tricked the customer into buying something that he did not need.
tickled pink
What does "tickled pink" mean?
to be very happyThe man was tickled pink to receive a prize for growing the best flowers.
york
What does "york" mean?
throw up; vomit
Hollow victory
What does "Hollow victory" mean?
A hollow victory is where someone wins something in name, but are seen not to have gained anything by winning.
Pull out of the fire
What does "Pull out of the fire" mean?
If you pull something out of the fire, you save or rescue it.
Devil may care
What does "Devil may care" mean?
If you live a devil-may-care life it means you are willing to take more risks than most people.
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.
Whistle for it
What does "Whistle for it" mean?
If someone says that you can whistle for something, they are determined to ensure that you don't get it.
sore loser
What does "sore loser" mean?
a person who gets angry when he or she losesHe is a sore loser when he does not win a game of tennis.
mope
What does "mope" mean?
act sadly and slowly

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