American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Bed Idiom

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make a bed
What does make a bed mean?
arrange the sheets and blankets of a bed neatlyMy mother always told me to make my bed when I was a child.
make a bed
What does make a bed mean?
to arrange the sheets and blankets of a bed neatly My mother always told me to make my bed when I was a child.


Some Random Idioms
Jump down someone's throat
What does "Jump down someone's throat" mean?
If you jump down someone's throat, you criticise or chastise them severely.
wild goose chase
What does "wild goose chase" mean?
a chase that is futile or worthlessThe motorcycle riders led the police on a wild goose chase.
sit back
What does "sit back" mean?
to relax/rest, to take a breakWe decided to sit back for the day and not do anything.
in view of
What does "in view of" mean?
after thinking about, because ofIn view of the large number of people who have come, I think that we will need a bigger room.
stick around
What does "stick around" mean?
to stay or wait nearby for somethingWe decided to stick around after the game and talk for awhile.
Home stretch
What does "Home stretch" mean?
The home stretch is the last part of something, like a journey, race or project.
have nothing/none to spare
What does "have nothing/none to spare" mean?
not have extra of somethingWe had none to spare so we were unable to give any books to the hospital.
company man
What does "company man" mean?
a person who always works hard for his company and supports the company policies My father was a company man and he always put in an extra effort for his company.

keep abreast (of something)
What does "keep abreast (of something)" mean?
keep informed about somethingI read the newspaper regularly so that I can keep abreast of current events.
keep (someone) in line
What does "keep (someone) in line" mean?
make someone behave properlyThe teacher is very strict and she knows how to keep her students in line.

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