American Idioms and Expressions

Cloak And Dagger Idiom

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cloak-and-dagger
What does cloak-and-dagger mean?
involving secercy and plottingThe agents were involved in cloak-and-dagger diplomacy over the spy scandal.
cloak-and-dagger
What does cloak-and-dagger mean?
involving secercy and plotting The spy was involved in some cloak-and-dagger operations.

cloak-and-dagger
What does cloak-and-dagger mean?
involving secercy and plotting The spy was involved in some cloak-and-dagger operations.

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let (something) go
What does "let (something) go" mean?
allow something to pass, do nothing about somethingAlthough I was angry at his remark I decided to let it go.
stones
What does "stones" mean?
testicles; balls
keep the ball rolling
What does "keep the ball rolling" mean?
keep up an activity or action, not allow something that is happening to slow or stopWe should try to keep the ball rolling and get most of our work done now.
go at it hammer and tongs
What does "go at it hammer and tongs" mean?
to fight or argue with great strength or energyThe couple go at it hammer and tongs every evening.
break out in (something)
What does "break out in (something)" mean?
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a little knowledge is a dangerous thing
What does "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" mean?
knowing a little about something may make someone believe that they know too much and therefore make bad choices or choices that some people dislike knowing a little about something may make someone believe that they know too much and therefore make bad choices or choices that some people dislikeA little knowledge is a dangerous thing and when the citizens became better educated, they began to make choices that the gove
out and about
What does "out and about" mean?
to be able to go out and travel/move/walk aroundMy aunt is out and about again after the operation for her knee.
glitch
What does "glitch" mean?
defect; flaw; bug; problem
set up shop (somewhere)
What does "set up shop (somewhere)" mean?
to establish one's place of work somewhereThe small fire alarm company decided to set up shop in the suburbs of the city.
get back to (something)
What does "get back to (something)" mean?
to return to something I needed a rest before I could get back to my work.

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