American Idioms and Expressions

Get An Earful Idiom

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get an earful
What does get an earful mean?
to hear much talk/criticism/complaints about somethingOur boss got an earful when he asked the employees if they had any complaints.
get an earful
What does get an earful mean?
to hear much talk or criticism or complaints about something Our boss got an earful when he asked the employees if they had any complaints.


Some Random Idioms
keen on (someone or something)
What does "keen on (someone or something)" mean?
be enthusiastic about someone or somethingMy girlfriend is keen on going to a movie this weekend.
Put all your eggs in one basket
What does "Put all your eggs in one basket" mean?
If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything on a single opportunity which, like eggs breaking, could go wrong.
hang on
What does "hang on" mean?
wait, continue listening on the telephone"Hang on for a minute while I go and get some paper and a pen."
sit tight
What does "sit tight" mean?
to wait patiently for something"Please sit tight for a few minutes while I go and get a police officer."
OK
What does "OK" mean?
(4) approve (verb).A: "Did your boss OK your vacation plans?"B: "No, but he said that taking them two weeks later would be allright.
as soon as
What does "as soon as" mean?
just after something, when I phoned my friend as soon as I finished dinner.

live in a fish bowl
What does "live in a fish bowl" mean?
to live where many people know about your life and personal businessThe small town was like living in a fish bowl. Everybody knew what I was doing.

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