American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Comeback Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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make a comeback
What does make a comeback mean?
return to one's former (successful) careerThe boxer has been training very hard in his attempt to make a comeback.
make a comeback
What does make a comeback mean?
to return to one's former (successful) career or situation The boxer has been training very hard in his attempt to make a comeback.


Some Random Idioms
curiosity killed the cat
What does "curiosity killed the cat" mean?
being nosy and interested in the business of other people may cause someone trouble"Don`t keep asking so many questions. Remember curiosity killed the cat."
false witness
What does "false witness" mean?
a person who deliberately offers inaccurate evidenceThe man was accused of being a false witness after he testified at the trial.
Gloves are off
What does "Gloves are off" mean?
When the gloves are off, people start to argue or fight in a more serious way. ('The gloves come off' and 'take the gloves off' are also used. It comes from boxing, where fighters normally wear gloves so that they don't do too much damage to each other.)
In perfect form
What does "In perfect form" mean?
When something is as it ought to be. Or, when used cynically, it may refer to someone whose excesses are on display; a caricature.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire
What does "Out of the frying pan, into the fire" mean?
If you get out of one problem, but find yourself in a worse situation, you are out of the frying pan, into the fire.
a yoke around (someone's) neck
What does "a yoke around (someone's) neck" mean?
a burden for someone, something that oppresses people The legal problems of my friend were a yoke around his neck.

let (something) off
What does "let (something) off" mean?
discharge (a gun), explode something, release somethingThe children let off many firecrackers during the festival.
To cut a long story short
What does "To cut a long story short" mean?
This idiom is used as a way of shortening a story by getting to to the end or the point.
Mind you
What does "Mind you" mean?
I want you to notice and understand somethingI don`t want to work any more overtime. Mind you, if there is an emergency I will be happy to work extra hours.
fuck around
What does "fuck around" mean?
spend time doing minor, irrelevant things. Don't fuck around anymore.
get to the bottom of (something)
What does "get to the bottom of (something)" mean?
to find out the real cause/answer of somethingThe government wants to get to the bottom of the financial problems in the company.

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