American Idioms and Expressions

Finger In The Pie Idiom

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finger in the pie
What does finger in the pie mean?
a part ownership of something or responsibility for somethingMy uncle has his finger in the pie of many small companies in our town.
finger in the pie
What does finger in the pie mean?
a part ownership of something or responsibility for something My uncle has his finger in the pie of many small companies in our town.


Some Random Idioms
rear its ugly head
What does "rear its ugly head" mean?
something unpleasant appears or becomes obvious after being hiddenThe problem of mold has reared its ugly head in our house again.
fly in the face of (something)
What does "fly in the face of (something)" mean?
to ignore somethingThe explanation by the criminal flies in the face of any common sense that someone would have.
Nosy parker
What does "Nosy parker" mean?
(UK) A nosy parker is someone who is excessively interested in other people's lives. ('Nosey parker' is an alternative spelling.)
On a roll
What does "On a roll" mean?
If you're on a roll, you're moving from success to success.
live down (something)
What does "live down (something)" mean?
remove blame or distrust by good conduct, cause something to be forgiven by not repeating itOur supervisor is trying to live down his reputation of being a hard person to work for.
go down the tube(s)
What does "go down the tube(s)" mean?
faill completely
keep one`s head
What does "keep one`s head" mean?
stay calm when there is trouble or dangerHe is a very good leader and is able to keep his head during an emergency.
be a piece of cake
What does "be a piece of cake" mean?
be very easy.A: "Bob said the test was difficult, but I thought it wasa piece of cake.""


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