American Idioms and Expressions

Familiar With (someone Or Something) Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

familiar with (someone or something)
What does familiar with (someone or something) mean?
to have knowledge of someone or somethingMy friend is familiar with the streets in the city and can drive there easily.

Some Random Idioms
throw together (people)
What does "throw together (people)" mean?
to group people together by chanceWe were thrown together with a variety of people when the storm forced the train to stop for a day.
vote with one's feet
What does "vote with one's feet" mean?
to express one's dissatisfaction with something by leaving or walking awayThe students were voting with their feet when they began to withdraw from the science course.
Beat's me.
What does "Beat's me." mean?
I don't know. a) "What time does the meeting start?"
b) "Beat's me."

in a positive frame of mind
What does "in a positive frame of mind" mean?
to be happy and in a good moodOur teacher has been in a positive frame of mind this week.
put on the dog
What does "put on the dog" mean?
to dress or entertain in a luxurious and extravagant manner We put on the dog for my parents when they came to visit us.

fish for (something)
What does "fish for (something)" mean?
to try to find information etc. about somethingThe woman is always fishing for information when I meet her at work.
a left-handed compliment
What does "a left-handed compliment" mean?
an ambiguous compliment interpreted as offensiveHe gave her a left-handed compliment when he said that her dyed hair looked nice.
Sour grapes
What does "Sour grapes" mean?
When someone says something critical or negative because they are jealous, it is a case of sour grapes.
feel like a million dollars
What does "feel like a million dollars" mean?
to feel wonderful I feel like a million dollars today so I think that I will go for a long walk.


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