American Idioms and Expressions

Climb The Wall Idiom

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climb the wall
What does climb the wall mean?
to be so bored that you become anxious and frustratedThe woman began to climb the wall after only a few days at her new job.
climb the wall
What does climb the wall mean?
to be so bored that you become anxious and frustrated The woman began to climb the wall after only a few days at her new job.


Some Random Idioms
a fine-toothed/tooth comb
What does "a fine-toothed/tooth comb" mean?
a very careful check of somethingWe went over the apartment with a fine-toothed comb but I could not find my watch.
umpteen
What does "umpteen" mean?
large quantity; many
On the shelf
What does "On the shelf" mean?
If something like a project is on the shelf, nothing is being done about it at the moment.
make up for lost time
What does "make up for lost time" mean?
do something quickly (because you wasted time before)We wasted several days before we started to prepare for our holiday so we had to work hard to make up for lost time.
heart and soul
What does "heart and soul" mean?
the core or total personThe girl loved her boyfriend heart and soul.
hither and thither
What does "hither and thither" mean?
in one direction and then in another, here and thereHe looked hither and thither when he discovered that he had lost his wallet.
to put it mildly
What does "to put it mildly" mean?
to understate something, to say something politelyTo put it mildly the food at the restaurant was some of the worst that I have ever tasted.
beast with two backs
What does "beast with two backs" mean?
sexual intercourse between two people

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