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|make no difference to (someone)|
What does make no difference to (someone) mean?
| not to matter to someone, not to care (about something)||It makes no difference to me if we go to the movie on Friday or on Saturday.|
Some Random Idioms
|a snow job|
What does "a snow job" mean?
| insincere or exaggerated talk designed to gain the favors of someone||His presentation at the meeting was a snow job.|
What does "crock" mean?
|a collection of lies, deception, or misleading information|
What does "strings attached" mean?
| obligations, restraining conditions||My friend was able to borrow the money for the furniture with no strings attached.|
|in spite of|
What does "in spite of" mean?
| in opposition to, despite||In spite of the terrible weather we went to the beach for a picnic. |
|a risk of rain/showers/thunderstorms|
What does "a risk of rain/showers/thunderstorms" mean?
| a chance of rain/showers/thunderstorms||There was a risk of showers so we decided not to go on a picnic today.|
|a fool and his money are soon parted|
What does "a fool and his money are soon parted" mean?
| if a person acts unwisely with money he or she will soon lose it||A fool and his money are soon parted and when the young man got the money from his father he soon spent it. |
What does "doofus" mean?
|jerk; twit; oaf|
|a cut-and-dried (case/decision)|
What does "a cut-and-dried (case/decision)" mean?
| fixed, determined beforehand||
The case was cut-and-dried and it ended in less than one hour.
What does "be out" mean?
| to be away from one's work or home||
My friend was out so I could not visit him.
|kiss and make up|
What does "kiss and make up" mean?
| forgive someone and be friends again||I want to kiss and make up with my friend after our argument.|
|if the shoe fits, wear it|
What does "if the shoe fits, wear it" mean?
| if something that is said describes you then it probably is meant for you as well||He was complaining that many workers at his company were lazy. However, his friend looked at him and said that if the shoe fits, wear it. |
|that's the way the cookie crumbles|
What does "that's the way the cookie crumbles" mean?
| that's life, those things happen||
That's the way the cookie crumbles, I thought when I learned that I would not get the new job.
|figure on (something)|
What does "figure on (something)" mean?
| to depend on something, to be sure about something||
You can figure on many people coming to the party next week.