American Idioms and Expressions

Down And Dirty Idiom

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down and dirty
What does down and dirty mean?
unfair/nasty/sneakyThe team decided to get down and dirty in order to try and win the tournament.
down and dirty
What does down and dirty mean?
unfair or nasty or sneaky The team decided to get down and dirty in order to try and win the tournament.


Some Random Idioms
lose face
What does "lose face" mean?
be embarrassed or ashamed by an error or failure, lose dignityOur boss lost face when his employees decided not to support him during the meeting.
go broke
What does "go broke" mean?
to lose all of one`s moneyThe company went broke and many people lost their jobs.
with impunity
What does "with impunity" mean?
without risk of punishmentThe young boy was able to do anything that he wanted with impunity.
fast talker
What does "fast talker" mean?
a con artist, a clever talker who convinces others easily The man is a fast talker and you should be careful not to believe everything that he says.

put on weight
What does "put on weight" mean?
to gain weightHe has put on a lot of weight since he stopped going to the gym.
get along with (someone)
What does "get along with (someone)" mean?
to have a good relationship with someoneI do not get along with the woman who I work with.
get up the nerve to (do something)
What does "get up the nerve to (do something)" mean?
to become brave enough to do somethingI tried to get up the nerve to ask my friend about his new job.
in defiance of (someone or something)
What does "in defiance of (someone or something)" mean?
against someone's will or against instructionsThe company continued to operate their business in defiance of a court order.
from scratch
What does "from scratch" mean?
from the very beginningHe decided to build the house from scratch.
sugar daddy
What does "sugar daddy" mean?
older man who financially takes care of a younger person, often in a sexual relationship

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