American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Nuisance Of Oneself Idiom

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make a nuisance of oneself
What does make a nuisance of oneself mean?
be a constant botherI didn't phone the apartment manager to complain about the sink because I didn't want to make a nuisance of myself.
make a nuisance of oneself
What does make a nuisance of oneself mean?
to be a constant bother I did not phone the apartment manager about the sink because I did not want to make a nuisance of myself.


Some Random Idioms
turn up one`s nose at (something)
What does "turn up one`s nose at (something)" mean?
to refuse something because it is not good enoughMy friend turned up his nose at the job offer in another department of his company.
wear off/away
What does "wear off/away" mean?
remove or disappear little by little by use, time or weatherThe name on the front of my passport wore off from using it too much.
dog meat
What does "dog meat" mean?
dead person (usually made in threat form)
Real plum
What does "Real plum" mean?
A real plum is a good opportunity.
know the score
What does "know the score" mean?
know the facts about something know the facts about somethingThe new secretary doesn't really know the score about how the company operates.
pinch
What does "pinch" mean?
small quantity of powdered substance (e.g.: salt, spices)
Freud squad
What does "Freud squad" mean?
psychiatrists
cross a bridge before one comes to it
What does "cross a bridge before one comes to it" mean?
to think and worry about future events or problems before they happen We should not worry about that problem now. We do not need to cross that bridge before we come to it.

stick up for (someone or something)
What does "stick up for (someone or something)" mean?
to defend/help/support someoneMy boss always sticks up for the younger workers at our company.
a sitting duck
What does "a sitting duck" mean?
an unsuspecting person who is easily fooled - as if he or she were waiting to be attackedThe woman was a sitting duck for the thief when she sat on the bench with her purse beside her.
keep to oneself
What does "keep to oneself" mean?
stay away from other peopleOur neighbor is very quiet and likes to keep to herself.

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