American Idioms and Expressions

Make (someone) Eat Crow Idiom

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make (someone) eat crow
What does make (someone) eat crow mean?
cause someone to admit an error or retract a statementI wanted the supervisor to eat crow and admit that she had made a mistake.
make (someone) eat crow
What does make (someone) eat crow mean?
to cause someone to admit an error or retract a statementWe made our boss eat crow when we discovered the mistake that he made with our work schedule.

Some Random Idioms
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What does "come up for air" mean?
pause; take a break; rest
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What does "rotten" mean?
low quality or performance. He wrote a rotten paper for his history class.
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What does "at the top of one`s lungs" mean?
with a very loud voiceI yelled at the top of my lungs to get the man's attention.
birthday suit
What does "birthday suit" mean?
a completely naked bodyThe little boy was running down the street in his birthday suit.
black out
What does "black out" mean?
to darken a room or building by turning off the lightsDuring the war people in the cities were forced to black out their windows so nobody could see them.
strike while the iron is hot
What does "strike while the iron is hot" mean?
to take advantage of an opportunityI wanted to strike while the iron was hot so I quickly applied for the job.
nuke
What does "nuke" mean?
destroy or obliterate somebody or something
Blow out of the water
What does "Blow out of the water" mean?
If something, like an idea, is blown out of the water, it is destroyed or defeated comprehensively.
crack
What does "crack" mean?
an attempt; a try; a go. Let me have a crack at it.
bad/rotten apple
What does "bad/rotten apple" mean?
a bad personThe boy is a bad apple and he is always in some kind of trouble.

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