American Idioms and Expressions

Make Good Time Idiom

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make good time
What does make good time mean?
be successful in arriving at a destination in a short time or quicker than you expectedWe made good time yesterday and arrived home before it got dark.
make good time
What does make good time mean?
to arrive at a destination in a short time or quicker than you expected We made good time yesterday and arrived home before it became dark.


Some Random Idioms
a pain in the neck
What does "a pain in the neck" mean?
an annoying or bothersome person or eventThe customer is a pain in the neck and is always complaining about something.
time is money
What does "time is money" mean?
time is valuable and wasting time is like wasting money"Time is money," the angry customer said as he waited for a long time at the car rental counter.
nowhere near
What does "nowhere near" mean?
not nearlyThere were nowhere near enough chairs for all of the people who planned to come to the meeting.
catch up on (something)
What does "catch up on (something)" mean?
to do something that you have not had time to do, to learn about something (the daily news or news about old friends) I need to catch up on some of my reading this weekend.
I met my friend and we caught up on some news.

catch up with (someone or something)


make an appointment (with someone)
What does "make an appointment (with someone)" mean?
schedule a meeting with someoneI made an appointment with my dentist to have my teeth checked.
Blow off some steam
What does "Blow off some steam" mean?
To enjoy oneself by relaxing normal formalities.He is a true workaholic who has misguided priorities, when he wants to blow off some steam he comes to work on Saturday wearing blue jeans.
Boilers are commonly used in steam heating systems and steam engines such as those used in a steam locomotive. The boilers contain water that is heated by burning some fuel such as oil. The heated water turns to steam, which is then sent through a system of radiators (in the case of heating systems) or harnessed by a steam engine.
The steam creates considerable pressure in the boiler. If the pressure becomes too great, there is a danger of the boiler exploding. Hence boilers are equipped with safety valves called blow off valves that open if the pressure becomes to great.
"Blowing off steam" prevents explosions by relieving the pressure in a boiler by venting excess steam and pressure.
Greek to me
What does "Greek to me" mean?
If you don't understand something, it's all Greek to you.
on one's mind
What does "on one's mind" mean?
currently being thought aboutThe incident at school was on my mind all week.
pass away
What does "pass away" mean?
to dieHis father passed away when he was 96 years old.
a head case
What does "a head case" mean?
to be crazyThe apartment manager is a head case. She is crazy.
a wolf in sheep`s clothing
What does "a wolf in sheep`s clothing" mean?
a person who pretends to be good but really is bad "Be careful of that man. He is a wolf in sheep`s clothing."

contempt of court
What does "contempt of court" mean?
disobedience of the orders and authority of the court, disrespect for the court processThe judge ordered the man to be held in contempt of court when he was several hours late for the trial.
not worth the trouble
What does "not worth the trouble" mean?
to be not important enough to require a comment or to do somethingIt was not worth the trouble to repair the old stove so we threw it in the garbage.

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