American Idioms and Expressions

Make Off With (someone Or Something) Idiom

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make off with (someone or something)
What does make off with (someone or something) mean?
take someone or something awayThe thief made off with a new television set from the store.

Some Random Idioms
call on (someone)
What does "call on (someone)" mean?
to ask someone to participate in something or contribute something The teacher called on me three times to answer questions in the class.

make (something) out of nothing
What does "make (something) out of nothing" mean?
make an issue out of something of little importanceMy friend always wants to make something out of nothing and fights with everyone.
let the cat out of the bag
What does "let the cat out of the bag" mean?
to tell something that is supposed to be a secret The teacher let the cat out of the bag when she began talking about the plans to close the school.

go over (someone's) head
What does "go over (someone's) head" mean?
to be too difficult for someone to understandThe explanation of how to operate the machinery went over my head.
for openers
What does "for openers" mean?
to start with For openers, we decided to start the weekend with a nice meal.

clue (someone) in or clue in (someone)
What does "clue (someone) in or clue in (someone)" mean?
to inform someone about something We tried to clue the principal in about why the students were absent.

have a foot in both camps
What does "have a foot in both camps" mean?
to have an interest in or to support each of two opposing groups of peopleThe new mayor has a foot in both camps of the development dispute.
in favor of (someone or something)
What does "in favor of (someone or something)" mean?
approving or supporting someone or somethingMost members of the city council were in favor of building the new stadium.
What does "stone" mean?
totally; completely; entirely
Money is no object
What does "Money is no object" mean?
the cost of something is not importantMoney is no object and we have decided to go on a luxury cruise this summer.
bowl (someone) over
What does "bowl (someone) over" mean?
to surprise or overwhelm someoneThe salesman bowled me over with his energetic sales talk.
no cigar
What does "no cigar" mean?
not agreed to, no, certainly notI almost got the job but in the end it was no cigar.
Be careful what you wish for
What does "Be careful what you wish for" mean?
If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences.('Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true.' and 'Be careful what you wish for; you may receive it.' are also used.)


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