American Idioms and Expressions

Maiden Voyage Idiom

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maiden voyage
What does maiden voyage mean?
the first voyage of a ship or boatThe maiden voyage of the new cruise ship was popular with many people.
maiden voyage
What does maiden voyage mean?
the first voyage of a ship or boat The maiden voyage of the new cruise ship was very popular.


Some Random Idioms
grounds for (something)
What does "grounds for (something)" mean?
a cause or reason for legal action such as a lawsuitThe fact that the woman had lied to her employer was grounds for her being quickly fired from the company.
take a piss
What does "take a piss" mean?
urinate; pee
quick as a wink
What does "quick as a wink" mean?
very quicklyThe woman turned around and quick as a wink her purse was stolen.
a gray area
What does "a gray area" mean?
a question that is not clearly defined and may have a broad or more than one answer, neither black or whiteThe issue of the tax on children's toys was a gray area for the accountant.
dump someone
What does "dump someone" mean?
end a relationship by telling someone that you don't want to see him or her end a relationship by telling someone that you don't want to see him or herThe woman dumped her boyfriend after they began to have many fights.
come back (to someone)
What does "come back (to someone)" mean?
to return to one`s memory The strange events of last year are slowly coming back to me.

a fine-toothed/tooth comb
What does "a fine-toothed/tooth comb" mean?
a very careful check of somethingWe went over the apartment with a fine-toothed comb but I could not find my watch.
Major league
What does "Major league" mean?
Something major league is very important.
dry up
What does "dry up" mean?
to become dryThe river began to dry up early in the summer.
press one`s luck
What does "press one`s luck" mean?
to depend too much on luck, to expect to continue to be luckyMy uncle is pressing his luck if he thinks that he will continue to make a lot of money on the stock market.
go dutch
What does "go dutch" mean?
a date where each person pays half of the expenses a date where each person pays half of the expensesIn university many of the students had little money so they often went dutch when they were on a date.

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