American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Night/evening Of (doing Something) Idiom

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make a night/evening of (doing something)
What does make a night/evening of (doing something) mean?
do something for the entire night/eveningWe decided to stay home and make a night of playing cards.

Some Random Idioms
have designs on (someone or something)
What does "have designs on (someone or something)" mean?
have plans for someone or somethingThe city has designs on the land that the railway used to occupy.
play off (one group against another)
What does "play off (one group against another)" mean?
to match opposing persons/forces/interests for one`s own gainNobody likes the supervisor because he is always trying to play off one group of workers against another.
look in on (someone)
What does "look in on (someone)" mean?
go to see someone, make a short visit to someone, make a call on someone to see if they are doing well"Could you please look in on the baby and see if she is sleeping."
between the devil and the deep blue sea
What does "between the devil and the deep blue sea" mean?
you have two choices or alternatives and both of them are unpleasant you have two choices or alternatives and both of them are unpleasantWe are between the devil and the deep blue sea. If we increase our prices we won't sell our products. If we lower our prices we will lose money.
chrome dome
What does "chrome dome" mean?
bald person (usually male)
hot and heavy
What does "hot and heavy" mean?
serious passion or emotionsThe love scenes in the movie were hot and heavy.
at last
What does "at last" mean?
finally, after a long timeI waited all morning for my friend's call but at last it came.
stall off (someone or something)
What does "stall off (someone or something)" mean?
to put off or delay someone or somethingI believe that I will be able to stall off the start of the meeting for several hours.
Butterflies in your stomach
What does "Butterflies in your stomach" mean?
The nervous feeling before something important or stressful is known as butterflies in your stomach.
turn over
What does "turn over" mean?
to roll overThe car turned over during the winter storm.

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