American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Fool Out Of (someone) Idiom

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make a fool out of (someone)
What does make a fool out of (someone) mean?
make someone look foolishThe secretary made a fool out of her boss when she argued with him at the meeting.

Some Random Idioms
have (something) on file
What does "have (something) on file" mean?
have or keep a written record of somethingI have the report on file on my computer disc.
sounds
What does "sounds" mean?
music; records; CDs
hand down a decision
What does "hand down a decision" mean?
announce a legal decisionThe judge handed down his decision early in the afternoon.
have (something) hanging over one's head
What does "have (something) hanging over one's head" mean?
to have something bothering or worrying you, to have a deadline to worry aboutI have had the final essay hanging over my head for many weeks now.
save (something) for a rainy day
What does "save (something) for a rainy day" mean?
to reserve something/money for the futureI always try to save some money for a rainy day when I get paid.
as well
What does "as well" mean?
in addition, also, tooI plan to take a computer course this summer as well.
not lay a finger/hand on (someone)
What does "not lay a finger/hand on (someone)" mean?
not touch someone, not do something to someoneThe man was told by the police never to lay a finger on his wife again.
Hit the airwaves
What does "Hit the airwaves" mean?
If someone hits the airwaves, they go on radio and TV to promote something or to tell their side of a story.
boss
What does "boss" mean?
excellent; very pleasing; great

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