American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Difference Idiom

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make a difference
What does make a difference mean?
cause a change in a situationIt doesn`t make a difference whether he comes to the meeting or not.
make a difference
What does make a difference mean?
to cause a change in a situation It does not make a difference whether the supervisor comes to the meeting or not.


Some Random Idioms
answer to (someone)
What does "answer to (someone)" mean?
to explain or justify one's actions to someoneThe manager had to answer to the company president about the problems in the office.
bent on doing (something)
What does "bent on doing (something)" mean?
to be determined to do somethingThe young boys were bent on buying the old car to fix it up.
put (someone's) eye out
What does "put (someone's) eye out" mean?
to puncture or harm someone's eye causing blindness The man put his eye out when he had the accident with the metal rod.

piss
What does "piss" mean?
low-quality beer or liquor
by the nape of one's neck
What does "by the nape of one's neck" mean?
by the back of the neck The man picked up the cat by the nape of the neck.

reluctant to (do something)
What does "reluctant to (do something)" mean?
to not want to do somethingThe surgeon was reluctant to operate on the young boy before he was sure that it was necessary.
up for (something)
What does "up for (something)" mean?
enthusiastic about somethingThe entire school was up for the final football game of the season.
have a poker face
What does "have a poker face" mean?
to not show any reaction or emotionOur boss had a poker face when he told us that our office would soon close.
Grass may be greener on the other side but it's just as hard to mow
What does "Grass may be greener on the other side but it's just as hard to mow" mean?
'The grass may be greener on the other side but it's just as hard to mow' is an expression used to mean a person's desire to have that which another person has in the belief it will make their life easieris false as all situations come with their own set of problems.
out of the hole
What does "out of the hole" mean?
to be out of debtI am working at an extra job to try and get out of the hole.

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