American Idioms and Expressions

Fight Tooth And Nail Idiom

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fight tooth and nail
What does fight tooth and nail mean?
to fight fiercely or with all one`s strengthI am fighting tooth and nail to get a transfer to another department.
fight tooth and nail
What does fight tooth and nail mean?
to fight fiercely or with all one`s strength I am fighting tooth and nail to get a transfer to another department.


Some Random Idioms
have (something) on the tip of one's tongue
What does "have (something) on the tip of one's tongue" mean?
be almost able to remember a specific fact such as a name or placeI have the actor's name on the tip of my tongue but I can't remember it.
money doesn't grow on trees
What does "money doesn't grow on trees" mean?
money is valuable and you should not waste itMoney doesn't grow on trees and it is necessary to work hard and manage it well.
Knock your socks off
What does "Knock your socks off" mean?
If something knocks your socks off, it amazes and surprises you, usually in a positive way.
with flying colors
What does "with flying colors" mean?
with great or total success My friend passed the course with flying colors and she now wants to celebrate.

variety is the spice of life
What does "variety is the spice of life" mean?
life is made more interesting by doing new or different thingsThe three women believe that variety is the spice of life and they are always traveling to new places and trying new things.
take issue with (someone)
What does "take issue with (someone)" mean?
to argue with someone, to dispute a point with someoneI decided to take issue with my supervisor when he began to criticize my work.
get a foothold (somewhere)
What does "get a foothold (somewhere)" mean?
to find a starting point somewhere The new political party is beginning to get a foothold in the big cities.

frighten (someone) to death
What does "frighten (someone) to death" mean?
to frighten someone severelyI almost frightened the woman to death when I met her on the dark stairs.
dynamite
What does "dynamite" mean?
good; great; excellent (not used much anymore)
under arrest
What does "under arrest" mean?
arrested by the police before being charged with a crimeThe three men were under arrest for robbing a bank.

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