American Idioms and Expressions

Make It As Far As Idiom

This database is a comprehensive collection of all the American idioms and slang available. American Idioms are many and varied. We hope you enjoy our collection. We are adding more all the time. .

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make it as far as
What does make it as far as mean?
travel as far as somewhere, endure something until you must stopWe made it as far as the city limits before our car began to have problems.
make it as far as
What does make it as far as mean?
to travel as far as somewhere, to endure something until you must stop We made it as far as the city limits before our car began to have problems.
The book was very difficult to read. However, I made it as far as the third chapter.


Some Random Idioms
out of the blue
What does "out of the blue" mean?
without any warning, by surprise (like something that comes out of a blue sky) My friend decided out of the blue to quit his job and go to Europe.

turn a profit
What does "turn a profit" mean?
to make a profitThe supermarket has been turning a profit since it opened.
ding-dong
What does "ding-dong" mean?
dumb person (male or female)
break even
What does "break even" mean?
to have income equal to expenses After only a few months our business began to break even and we started to make money.

hot number
What does "hot number" mean?
sexy, appealing person (usually a woman)
dawn on (someone)
What does "dawn on (someone)" mean?
to become clear or occur to someone It finally dawned on me why my friend was angry.

see (something) out
What does "see (something) out" mean?
to finish something, to not quit doing somethingI decided to stay with my company in order to see out the restructuring process.
Look what the cat dragged in
What does "Look what the cat dragged in" mean?
This idiom is used when someone arrives somewhere looking a mess or flustered and bothered.
get one`s dander up
What does "get one`s dander up" mean?
to become angry You should not talk to the supervisor early in the morning or you may get his dander up.

MSc
What does "MSc" mean?
Master of Science Master of ScienceThe woman has an MSc in computer science and has been able to find a job easily.

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