American Idioms and Expressions

Get Out From Under (someone Or Something) Idiom

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get out from under (someone or something)
What does get out from under (someone or something) mean?
to escape from a situation that one does not likeI would like to get out from under my boss who is always watching my work.

Some Random Idioms
up to it/the job
What does "up to it/the job" mean?
capable or fit for somethingIf he is up to it we can let him drive the truck to the new office.
go against the grain
What does "go against the grain" mean?
to go against the natural direction or inclination of somethingThe man's unfriendly attitude goes against the grain of the usually friendly company.
soaked to the skin
What does "soaked to the skin" mean?
one's clothing is wet right through to the skin I was soaked to the skin after walking in the rain.

jack up the price of (something)
What does "jack up the price of (something)" mean?
to make a price higherThe steel company decided to jack up the price of steel at the beginning of the year.
buy a lemon
What does "buy a lemon" mean?
to buy something that is worthless or does not work well The used car that I bought is not very good. I think that I bought a lemon.

raise a hand against (someone or something)
What does "raise a hand against (someone or something)" mean?
to threaten to strike someone or somethingThe teacher never raises a hand against her students.
Knit your brows
What does "Knit your brows" mean?
If you knit your brows, you frown or look worried.
go easy on (someone or something)
What does "go easy on (someone or something)" mean?
to be kind or gentle with someone or somethingI asked my friend to go easy on my car when he borrowed it.
totally spent
What does "totally spent" mean?
feeling adverse effects of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
out of season
What does "out of season" mean?
to be not easily available for sale at this time of year, to be not legally able to be huntedStrawberries are now out of season.
fall on hard times
What does "fall on hard times" mean?
to meet many troublesThe town fell on hard times after the computer company moved to another town.
in luck
What does "in luck" mean?
having good luck, finding something good by chanceI think that we are in luck. I was able to buy two tickets for the concert.

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