American Idioms and Expressions

Make (someone's) Blood Run Cold Idiom

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make (someone's) blood run cold
What does make (someone's) blood run cold mean?
shock or horrify someoneThe sight of the injured family in the car accident made my blood run cold.
make (someone's) blood run cold
What does make (someone's) blood run cold mean?
shock or horrify someoneIt made my blood run cold when I saw the little boy run into the road.

Some Random Idioms
have one`s ass in a sling
What does "have one`s ass in a sling" mean?
be in an uncomfortable predicament, be at a disadvantageHe really has his ass in a sling now that he has quit his job and can`t find another one.
across the board
What does "across the board" mean?
including everyone or everythingThe computer company decided to give the workers an across-the-board increase in their salary.
acid test
What does "acid test" mean?
a test where the conclusions are beyond doubtThe problem was an acid test of our faith in the manager.
deadbeat
What does "deadbeat" mean?
a person who never pays the money that he or she owesRecently, the government is trying to solve the problem of deadbeat dads who do not support their families.
a shot in the arm
What does "a shot in the arm" mean?
something inspiring or encouraging, a boost of energyHis job search got a shot in the arm when the company president called him in for an interview.
know (something) backwards and forwards
What does "know (something) backwards and forwards" mean?
know something very wellI know the names of the people in my history class backwards and forwards.
white lie
What does "white lie" mean?
a harmless or small lie told to be polite or to avoid hurting someone's feelingsI told my supervisor a white lie yesterday and said that I was sick when actually I was not.
ass-licker
What does "ass-licker" mean?
someone who flatters for personal gain; a toady
go scot-free/get off scot-free
What does "go scot-free/get off scot-free" mean?
go unpunished or be acquitted of a crimeThe lawyer was able to get off scot-free in the case involving his illegal transactions.

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