American Idioms and Expressions

Make Away With (something) Idiom

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make away with (something)
What does make away with (something) mean?
take or carry away somethingThe cat made away with the fish that was sitting on top of the kitchen counter.

Some Random Idioms
stop at nothing
What does "stop at nothing" mean?
to do everything possible to accomplish somethingMy friend will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
beyond one's depth
What does "beyond one's depth" mean?
in water that is too deep, do something that is too difficult in water that is too deep, do something that is too difficultThe executives appeared to be beyond their depth when they chose to pick a fight with the unions.
come to one`s senses
What does "come to one`s senses" mean?
to begin to think clearly or act sensibly The man came to his senses and bought a cheap car rather than an expensive one.

hard to call
What does "hard to call" mean?
hard to decide or determine something (referees in sports sometimes have to make difficult decisions) hard to decide or determine something (referees in sports sometimes have to make difficult decisions)The election was hard to call and nobody knew who was going to win.
do lunch
What does "do lunch" mean?
eat lunch with another person. Let's do lunch sometime. It'll be fun.
Jobs for the boys
What does "Jobs for the boys" mean?
Where people give jobs, contracts, etc, to their friends and associates, these are jobs for the boys.
Millstone round your neck
What does "Millstone round your neck" mean?
A millstone around your neck is a problem that prevents you from doing what you want to do.
hang out one's shingle
What does "hang out one's shingle" mean?
to open one's own business (usually as a professional in some field)My friend decided to hang out his shingle as a dentist soon after he finished school.

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