American Idioms and Expressions

Get Ahead 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. .

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get ahead
What does get ahead mean?
to advance or be successfulThe woman works hard at her job in order to get ahead.
get ahead
What does get ahead mean?
to advance, to be successful The woman works hard at her job in order to get ahead.


Some Random Idioms
tie the knot
What does "tie the knot" mean?
to get marriedThe couple decided to tie the knot after dating each other for three years.
smokin'
What does "smokin'" mean?
excellent; very hot
get down to (something)
What does "get down to (something)" mean?
to get started to do something "Let`s get down to work so we can go home early."

big cheese
What does "big cheese" mean?
an important person, a leaderMy uncle is a big cheese in his company so you should be very nice to him.
bird
What does "bird" mean?
odd, eccentric person (anachronistic)
lay/light into (someone)
What does "lay/light into (someone)" mean?
attack someone with wordsAs soon as I came into work this morning my boss laid/lit into me about my poor sales performance last month.
from tip to toe
What does "from tip to toe" mean?
from the top to the bottomWe made an effort to clean the statue from tip to toe.
be up
What does "be up" mean?
to expire, to be finished The time was up so we went home.

deaf and dumb
What does "deaf and dumb" mean?
unable to hear or speakThe young man is deaf and dumb and he has trouble understanding what is happening around him.
fall out with (someone) over (something)
What does "fall out with (someone) over (something)" mean?
to disagree or quarrel with someone about something I fell out with my roommate over who should clean the bathroom.

dirt cheap
What does "dirt cheap" mean?
extremely cheapThe land in the country was dirt cheap when we bought it.
a case of mistaken identity
What does "a case of mistaken identity" mean?
incorrectly identify someoneThe young man was arrested in a case of mistaken identity.

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