American Idioms and Expressions

Make One`s Bed And Lie In It Idiom

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make one`s bed and lie in it
What does make one`s bed and lie in it mean?
be responsible for what you have done and accept the results of your actions"You quit your job and now you have no money. You made your bed and now you must lie in it."

Some Random Idioms
have (something) stuck in one's craw
What does "have (something) stuck in one's craw" mean?
have something irritate or displease someoneThe man's complaint stuck in my craw for several weeks before I forgot it.
Easy peasy
What does "Easy peasy" mean?
(UK) If something is easy peasy, it is very easy indeed. ('Easy peasy, lemon squeezy' is also used.)
chill
What does "chill" mean?
relax; calm down. Chill. It's no big deal.
on and off
What does "on and off" mean?
intermittently, now and thenIt has been raining on and off since early this morning.
clear the table
What does "clear the table" mean?
to remove the dishes and other eating utensils from a table after eating We had to clear the table before we could eat our dessert.

cheek by jowl
What does "cheek by jowl" mean?
side by side, in close intimacy The fans entered the stadium cheek by jowl.

in black and white
What does "in black and white" mean?
in writingI want to get the information in black and white before I go to the meeting.
fruit
What does "fruit" mean?
male homosexual
tube
What does "tube" mean?
television set (not a flat panel screen though)
two can play that game
What does "two can play that game" mean?
you can treat another person in the same way as they have treated youThe man told his boss that two can play that game and if the boss was too strict then he would be inflexible as well.
have none of (something)
What does "have none of (something)" mean?
not tolerate or endure somethingOur teacher will have none of our talking loudly in the class.
step into (someone's) shoes
What does "step into (someone's) shoes" mean?
to take over a job or some role from someoneI plan to step into my supervisor's shoes when he is away on vacation.
call a meeting to order
What does "call a meeting to order" mean?
to officially start a meeting The president called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

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