American Idioms and Expressions

Make An All Out Effort Idiom

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make an all-out effort
What does make an all-out effort mean?
make a big effortThe police made an all-out effort to discover who had robbed the three banks.
make an all-out effort
What does make an all-out effort mean?
to make a big effort The police made an all-out effort to discover who had robbed the bank.


Some Random Idioms
hit the pavement
What does "hit the pavement" mean?
begin walking
give away (a secret)
What does "give away (a secret)" mean?
to let a secret become knownI do not want my friend to give away my plans to go to Mexico for a holiday.
first things first
What does "first things first" mean?
the most important things must be taken care of firstWe did first things first and cleaned the kitchen before cleaning the living room.
blackout
What does "blackout" mean?
a temporary situation where you do not release some information The government decided to have a blackout regarding the political prisoner.

in absentia
What does "in absentia" mean?
when someone is absent from a court or meeting or something similar The judge looked at the evidence and sentenced the man in absentia.

creature comforts
What does "creature comforts" mean?
things that make people comfortableWe had no creature comforts during our trip to South America.
fire away at (someone or something)
What does "fire away at (someone or something)" mean?
to shoot at someone or something, to ask many questions The students began to fire away at the speaker after he finished his speech.

F-ing
What does "F-ing" mean?
fucking
Change your tune
What does "Change your tune" mean?
If someone changes their ideas or the way they talk about them, they change their tune.

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