American Idioms and Expressions

Make Believe Idiom

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make believe
What does make believe mean?
act as if something is true although one knows that it is not, pretendThe children were playing make believe and pretended that they lived in a castle.
make believe
What does make believe mean?
to act as if something is true although one knows that it is not true, to pretend The children were playing make believe and pretended that they lived in a castle.


Some Random Idioms
boys in the backroom
What does "boys in the backroom" mean?
a group of men making decisions behind the scenes The boys in the backroom told us that the factory will close next year.

something's up
What does "something's up" mean?
something is going onI do not know what the children are doing but I think that something's up.
a dumb bunny
What does "a dumb bunny" mean?
a stupid or gullible person "He really is a dumb bunny. He does such stupid things."

Hard cheese
What does "Hard cheese" mean?
(UK) Hard cheese means hard luck.
come to
What does "come to" mean?
to regain consciousnessThe woman came to a few hours after the accident.
let the grass grow under one`s feet
What does "let the grass grow under one`s feet" mean?
to be idle, to be lazy, to waste timeMy friend is never content to let the grass grow under his feet. He is always busy.
dwell on (something)
What does "dwell on (something)" mean?
to think or talk about something all the time I wish that my friend would not dwell on his personal problems.

wrap up
What does "wrap up" mean?
put on warm clothes, dress warmlyShe wrapped herself up in her warm clothes and went out.
Teeny-weeny
What does "Teeny-weeny" mean?
If something is teensy-weensy, it is very small indeed.('Teeny-weeny' and 'teensie-weensie' are also used.)
work one`s fingers to the bone
What does "work one`s fingers to the bone" mean?
to work very hard The woman worked her fingers to the bone in order to make enough money to feed her children.

Come and get it!
What does "Come and get it!" mean?
Dinner is ready. Come and eat."Come and get it," my mother called after she made dinner.

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