American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Face (at Someone) Idiom

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make a face (at someone)
What does make a face (at someone) mean?
make a strange face to ridicule someoneThe little girl made a face at the boy in her class.
make a face (at someone)
What does make a face (at someone) mean?
to twist one's face into a strange expression in order to show dislike etc.The boy made a face at the girl in the hall.

Some Random Idioms
write off
What does "write off" mean?
accept (a loss or trouble) and not worry any more about itHe decided to write off his bad experience at his old job.
pie in the sky
What does "pie in the sky" mean?
a goal/plan that is too optimistic, a future reward after deathThe boy's plans for his summer were pie in the sky. He would never complete them.
hit the hay
What does "hit the hay" mean?
go to bed; go to sleep."It's late, so I guess I'll hit the hay."
iron fist in a velvet glove
What does "iron fist in a velvet glove" mean?
kind and gentle on the outside (the velvet glove) but determined and ruthless on the inside (the iron fist) The government committee used an iron fist in a velvet glove to get the information that they wanted.

a copycat
What does "a copycat" mean?
someone who copies another person`s work or actionsThe little boy was accused of being a copycat by the other children.
schmooze
What does "schmooze" mean?
gossip; discuss; cat
fall into one's lap
What does "fall into one's lap" mean?
to come to you by chance and good luck and without any effort on your part (used for an opportunity or chance) My new position in my company fell into my lap last summer.

buff
What does "buff" mean?
enthusiast; fan; avid practitioner. She's such a movie buff.
junkie
What does "junkie" mean?
addict

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