American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Mistake Idiom

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make a mistake
What does make a mistake mean?
make an errorI made a mistake on the math test.
make a mistake
What does make a mistake mean?
to make an error I made a mistake on the math test.


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pusher
What does "pusher" mean?
person who sells drugs
Sing from the same hymn sheet
What does "Sing from the same hymn sheet" mean?
If people are singing from the same hymn sheet, they are expressing the same opinions in public.
settle (something) out of court
What does "settle (something) out of court" mean?
to settle a disagreement without having to go through a court of justiceThe company was able to settle their lawsuit out of court.
by the handful
What does "by the handful" mean?
in measurements equal to a handfulWe were eating fresh blueberries by the handful.
get out of hand
What does "get out of hand" mean?
to get out of controlThe party was beginning to get out of hand so we asked everyone to leave.
Gone to pot
What does "Gone to pot" mean?
If something has gone to pot, it has gone wrong and doesn't work any more.
six of one or half-a-dozen of the other
What does "six of one or half-a-dozen of the other" mean?
to be the same, to have no difference between two thingsIt was six of one or half-a-dozen of the other as to whether we should take the train or the airplane. They both arrived at the same time and cost the same.
haul (someone) in
What does "haul (someone) in" mean?
take someone to the police station, arrest someoneThe police hauled the man in because he was drinking while driving.
keep one`s chin up
What does "keep one`s chin up" mean?
be brave, be determined"Try and keep your chin up. Things will get better in the future."
under the wire
What does "under the wire" mean?
at the very last momentWe finished the documents and sent them to the lawyer right under the wire.
not bat an eye
What does "not bat an eye" mean?
to not show any signs of being nervous even when something shocking or bad happensThe policeman did not bat an eye when the criminal began to reach for his knife.
drop by the wayside
What does "drop by the wayside" mean?
to give up or fail before the finish of somethingMany runners dropped by the wayside during the marathon.

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