American Idioms and Expressions

Couch Potato Idiom

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couch potato
What does couch potato mean?
someone who spends too much time watching TV. "You're a real couch potato, Jay. You need toget more exercise!"
couch potato
What does couch potato mean?
someone who spends a lot of time on a couch watching televisionMy cousin is a couch potato and he never wants to leave his house.
couch potato
What does couch potato mean?
lazy person who watches television, movies, or plays video games
couch potato
What does couch potato mean?
someone who spends a lot of time on a couch watching television My cousin is a couch potato and he never wants to leave his house.


Some Random Idioms
(one's) back is against the wall
What does "(one's) back is against the wall" mean?
one is in a very difficult position The man's back was against the wall and there was nothing that he could do to change the situation.

call the shots
What does "call the shots" mean?
to be in charge, to give orders The vice-president is now calling the shots and is in control of the company.

two bits
What does "two bits" mean?
twenty-five cents, a quarter of a dollarThe newspaper cost only two bits a copy.
Old wive's tale
What does "Old wive's tale" mean?
A proverb or piece of advice that is commonly accepted as truth and is handed down the generations, but is normally false.
out of hand
What does "out of hand" mean?
to be uncontrollable/wildThe party got out of hand and we had to call the police to quiet things.
chickens come home to roost
What does "chickens come home to roost" mean?
someone`s words or actions come back to cause trouble for him or her The man is always unkind to other people. However, his chickens have come home to roost and people are now very unkind to him.

ace in the hole
What does "ace in the hole" mean?
something important that is held in reserve, something that other people are not aware of and that can be used to your advantage when the time is right (in stud poker a player gets several cards wit The football team had an ace in the hole. It was their star goalkeeper who they were planning to use.

Turn up one's toes to the daisies
What does "Turn up one's toes to the daisies" mean?
If someone has turned up their toes to the daisies, it means that the person died.
have turned the corner
What does "have turned the corner" mean?
have passed a critical point in a processI think that we have turned the corner and that our business will improve soon.
gunner
What does "gunner" mean?
medical student working hard for high grades or evaluations
at the drop of a hat
What does "at the drop of a hat" mean?
without waiting or planning, immediately, promptly Our boss will stop working and help someone at the drop of a hat.

crab
What does "crab" mean?
louse; lice (usually used in the plural)

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