American Idioms and Expressions

Clip Joint Idiom

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clip joint
What does clip joint mean?
a low-class business where people are cheatedThe men went into a clip joint near the bus station and had to pay a lot of money.
clip joint
What does clip joint mean?
a low-class business where people are cheated The men went into a clip joint near the bus station and had to pay a lot of money.


Some Random Idioms
keel over
What does "keel over" mean?
turn upside down, tip overThe boat keeled over in the middle of the lake but everybody was safe.
not on your life
What does "not on your life" mean?
definitely not"May I borrow your car?"
bust
What does "bust" mean?
police raid (on a criminal hideout, drug lab, etc.)
feel (something) in one's bones
What does "feel (something) in one's bones" mean?
to sense something I feel it in my bones that I will win the lottery this month.

lifer
What does "lifer" mean?
career military person
Up to the neck
What does "Up to the neck" mean?
If someone's in something up to the neck, they are very involved in it, especially when it's something wrong.
make a stink (about something)
What does "make a stink (about something)" mean?
make a major issue out of somethingThe woman went to the store to make a stink about the broken CD player that she had bought.
slice of the cake/pie
What does "slice of the cake/pie" mean?
a share of something (money etc.) The government wants a slice of the cake from the new casinos.

hell and high water
What does "hell and high water" mean?
troubles or difficulties of some kindThey went through hell and high water in order to get the food to the flood victims.
rock the boat
What does "rock the boat" mean?
to upset the way things areThe woman is a very quiet worker and never likes to rock the boat at work.

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