American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Bundle/pile Idiom

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make a bundle/pile
What does make a bundle/pile mean?
make a lot of moneyMy father made a bundle on the stock market several years ago.
make a bundle/pile
What does make a bundle/pile mean?
to make a lot of moneyI made a bundle on the stock market and decided to buy a house.

Some Random Idioms
in good with (someone)
What does "in good with (someone)" mean?
in someone's favorMy cousin is in good with his boss and has an easy time at work.
Take no prisoners
What does "Take no prisoners" mean?
If people take no prisoners, they do things in a very aggressive way, without considering any harm they might do to achieve their objectives.
open (something) up
What does "open (something) up" mean?
to start the use of something such as land or a buildingThe government is planning to open more land up to farming.
cause tongues to wag
What does "cause tongues to wag" mean?
to give people something to gossip or talk aboutThe actions of our boss are causing tongues to wag.
get ahead
What does "get ahead" mean?
to advance or be successfulThe woman works hard at her job in order to get ahead.
over the short run/haul
What does "over the short run/haul" mean?
for the immediate futureOver the short run using the old computer should be adequate to do our job.
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
What does "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" mean?
something that is certain is better than something that is not certain"You should keep the prize money and not try to win more. Remember that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
in a quandary
What does "in a quandary" mean?
confused and uncertain about what to doI am in a quandary about where I should go on my vacation next month.
eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
What does "eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" mean?
a system of punishment where you punish someone in a similar way that they hurt youSome people call for an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth when they hear of a terrible crime.
have sticky fingers
What does "have sticky fingers" mean?
to be a thiefThe new employee has sticky fingers and many things in the store have disappeared.

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