American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Beeline For (someone Or Something) Idiom

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make a beeline for (someone or something)
What does make a beeline for (someone or something) mean?
hurry directly toward someone or somethingWhen I enter the cafeteria I always make a beeline for the dessert section.
make a beeline for (someone or something)
What does make a beeline for (someone or something) mean?
to go straight toward someone or something (like bees when they fly in a straight line)Whenever my friend goes to a football game he makes a beeline for the food stand.

Some Random Idioms
bring (someone) to
What does "bring (someone) to" mean?
to restore someone to consciousness from sleep/anesthesia/hypnosis/faintingWe tried hard to bring the woman to after the car accident.
take hold of (someone or something)
What does "take hold of (someone or something)" mean?
to get in control of someone or somethingSomething seemed to take hold of the man and he began to act very strange.
get away with murder
What does "get away with murder" mean?
to do something very bad without being caught or punished The students were able to get away with murder while the substitute teacher was in the school.

swing
What does "swing" mean?
participate in group sex, exchanges of sex partners, or other fashionable activities
MSc
What does "MSc" mean?
Master of Science Master of ScienceThe woman has an MSc in computer science and has been able to find a job easily.
rap
What does "rap" mean?
chat; talk; discuss something
learn (something) by heart
What does "learn (something) by heart" mean?
to memorize something so that you can repeat it without thinking The children learned all of the songs by heart for the school play.

Lock the stable door after the horse has bolted
What does "Lock the stable door after the horse has bolted" mean?
If someone takes action too late, they do this; there is no reason to lock an empty stable.
Fair thee well
What does "Fair thee well" mean?
Meaning completely and fully: I am tied up today to a fair-thee-well.

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