American Idioms and Expressions

Make Oneself Conspicuous Idiom

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make oneself conspicuous
What does make oneself conspicuous mean?
attract attention to oneselfThe man made himself conspicuous by wearing the pastel-colored sports jacket.
make oneself conspicuous
What does make oneself conspicuous mean?
to attract attention to oneself The man made himself conspicuous by wearing the colorful sports jacket.


Some Random Idioms
never in one's life
What does "never in one's life" mean?
not in one's experienceI have never in my life seen such a strange person.
pink slip
What does "pink slip" mean?
a termination notice from a jobI received my pink slip last week and I am now looking for a new job.
Suzy Homemaker
What does "Suzy Homemaker" mean?
stereotype of the American housewife
tool
What does "tool" mean?
drive at high speed in a car
a falling-out (with someone)
What does "a falling-out (with someone)" mean?
a disagreement or quarrel with someone We had a falling-out during our holiday and we have not spoken since.

get on in years
What does "get on in years" mean?
to become olderMy uncle is getting on in years and is not very healthy.
a fraidy-cat
What does "a fraidy-cat" mean?
someone who is easily frightened (usually used by children)The little boy called his friend a fraidy-cat because his friend would not climb the tree.
lay one's cards on the table
What does "lay one's cards on the table" mean?
to be open and honest about one's intentionsOur boss laid his cards on the table during the meeting.
breathe one's last
What does "breathe one's last" mean?
to dieThe man breathed his last after a long illness.
moon
What does "moon" mean?
buttocks
either feast or famine
What does "either feast or famine" mean?
either too much or not enough of somethingEither I have too much time or too little time. It is either feast or famine..
so still you can hear a pin drop
What does "so still you can hear a pin drop" mean?
very quietThe room was so still you could hear a pin drop.
in the red
What does "in the red" mean?
lose money, not make a profitThe company has been in the red for three years now.

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