American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Pass At (someone) Idiom

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make a pass at (someone)
What does make a pass at (someone) mean?
make romantic advances to someoneThe man was fired because he made a pass at one of the women who he works with.

Some Random Idioms
give someone (or something) a second chance
What does "give someone (or something) a second chance" mean?
try to save a relationship by forgiving and welcoming the other person back try to save a relationship by forgiving and welcoming the other person backThe girl's boyfriend left her for several months but when he wanted to come back she was happy to give him a second chance.
a red flag
What does "a red flag" mean?
a signal that something is not working properly or correctlyThe fallen trees along the road raised a red flag for the safety inspectors.
shack up with (someone)
What does "shack up with (someone)" mean?
to live with someone in a relationship without marrying him or herWhen my sister was younger she shacked up with her boyfriend for a couple of years.
amount to (something)
What does "amount to (something)" mean?
to total something, to result in something The small amounts of time later amounted to much time.

as easy as ABC
What does "as easy as ABC" mean?
very easy Learning how to use a computer is as easy as ABC for the children.

hold out for (something)
What does "hold out for (something)" mean?
to keep resisting or refuse to give up until you get the desired resultsThe union is holding out for a better deal and they do not plan to end their strike.
school of thought
What does "school of thought" mean?
a particular way or philosophy of thinking about something There are many schools of thought about how to learn a foreign language.

look down one`s nose at (someone)
What does "look down one`s nose at (someone)" mean?
to look at someone with contempt or dislike, to feel that you are better than someone else The girl often looks down her nose at people who she does not like.

come in handy
What does "come in handy" mean?
to be useful or convenient I think that the small hammer will come in handy to fix the desk.

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