American Idioms and Expressions

Make It 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
What does make it mean?
succeedThe woman worked hard and was able to make it in the publishing industry.
make it
What does make it mean?
to succeed The woman worked hard and was able to make it in the publishing industry.


Some Random Idioms
get a slap on the wrist
What does "get a slap on the wrist" mean?
to receive light punishment for doing something wrong The judge gave the boy a slap on the wrist and did not punish him severely for his crime.

for the record
What does "for the record" mean?
say something so that there will be a record of a particular factI was told, for the record, that my case had very little chance of succeeding in a court of law.
cash cow
What does "cash cow" mean?
good source of income
pussy
What does "pussy" mean?
woman (as a sexual object). I gotta get me some pussy.
moon
What does "moon" mean?
display one's buttocks, usually through a window
come into (some money)
What does "come into (some money)" mean?
to get possession of some money, to inherit some money The man came into much money which he later donated to charity.

Healthy as a horse
What does "Healthy as a horse" mean?
If you're as healthy as a horse, you're very healthy.
jog (someone's) memory
What does "jog (someone's) memory" mean?
stimulate someone's memory to recall somethingThe questions that the police officer asked helped to jog the man's memory.
born with a silver spoon in one's mouth
What does "born with a silver spoon in one's mouth" mean?
to be born to a wealthy family with many advantagesThe boy was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and he never has to work very hard.
more or less
What does "more or less" mean?
somewhat, to some extentI more or less have decided to study business next year.
settle down
What does "settle down" mean?
to calm downThe baby finally settled down and went to sleep.

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