American Idioms and Expressions

Cliffhanger Idiom

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cliffhanger
What does cliffhanger mean?
a sports event/movie/election where the outcome is uncertain until the very endThe playoff game was a cliffhanger and the most exciting game of the year.
cliffhanger
What does cliffhanger mean?
a sports event or movie or election where the outcome is uncertain until the very end The playoff game was a cliffhanger and the most exciting game of the year.


Some Random Idioms
in the nick of time
What does "in the nick of time" mean?
at the very last momentHe was able to board the airplane in the nick of time.
take in (something)
What does "take in (something)" mean?
to go and see or visit somethingWe decided to take in a movie last night.
Ride high
What does "Ride high" mean?
If someone is riding high, they are very successful at the moment.
creep up on (someone or something)
What does "creep up on (someone or something)" mean?
to crawl quietly toward someone or something The thief crept up on the woman in the supermarket.

have a hand in (something)
What does "have a hand in (something)" mean?
to be involved or play a part in (doing something)The new teacher has a hand in the recent changes to the cafeteria rules.
get on the good side of (someone)
What does "get on the good side of (someone)" mean?
to get in someone's favorI took my aunt to a nice restaurant in order to get on her good side.
slip through (someone's) fingers
What does "slip through (someone's) fingers" mean?
to get away from someone, to lose track of someone or somethingThe job opportunity slipped through my fingers which was very disappointing.
son of a gun/bitch
What does "son of a gun/bitch" mean?
a horrible person, a difficult taskI wish that that son of a bitch would stop using my camera without asking me.
white lie
What does "white lie" mean?
a harmless or small lie told to be polite or to avoid hurting someone's feelingsI told my supervisor a white lie yesterday and said that I was sick when actually I was not.

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