American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Scene Idiom

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make a scene
What does make a scene mean?
make a public display or disturbanceThe woman made a scene in the supermarket when she saw the liquid soap on the floor.
make a scene
What does make a scene mean?
to make a public display or disturbance The woman made a scene in the supermarket when she saw the liquid soap on the floor.


Some Random Idioms
bite the hand that feeds (someone)
What does "bite the hand that feeds (someone)" mean?
to harm someone who does good things for you The girl will bite the hand that feeds her if she abuses the help that her parents give her.

have a card up one's sleeve
What does "have a card up one's sleeve" mean?
have a reserve plan or a secret advantage have a reserve plan or a secret advantageThe man had a card up his sleeve when he went to the bank to ask for more money for his business.
blow up in (someone's) face
What does "blow up in (someone's) face" mean?
to be ruined while one is working on it (a plan/project etc.), to explode suddenlyThe secret plan blew up in our face when we discovered that everybody already knew about it.
negatory
What does "negatory" mean?
no; not at all; not now
from scratch
What does "from scratch" mean?
from the very beginningHe decided to build the house from scratch.
get cold feet
What does "get cold feet" mean?
to become timid or afraid to do or try somethingI wanted to go to Europe with my cousin but he got cold feet and decided not to go.
Throw the baby out with the bath water
What does "Throw the baby out with the bath water" mean?
If you get rid of useful things when discarding inessential things, you throw the baby out with the bath water.
to the extent that
What does "to the extent that" mean?
to the degree that, in so far as"To the extent that I am able, I will be happy to help you."
What's new?
What does "What's new?" mean?
What have you been doing?"What's new?", I asked my friend after I hadn't seen him for three months.

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