American Idioms and Expressions

Make Oneself Felt Idiom

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make oneself felt
What does make oneself felt mean?
use one`s authorityHe was able to make himself felt when he helped to resolve the conflict.
make oneself felt
What does make oneself felt mean?
to use one`s authority The supervisor was able to make himself felt when he helped to resolve the conflict.


Some Random Idioms
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
What does "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" mean?
it is easier to prevent something bad than to deal with the resultsAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and I decided to stay home and rest rather than go out in the cold with my sore throat.
get (something) out in the open
What does "get (something) out in the open" mean?
to stop hiding a fact or a secret The lawyers tried to get things out in the open during the trial.

like I care
What does "like I care" mean?
idiom. I am not interested at all (used to indicate that something does not matter)
leave one to one's fate
What does "leave one to one's fate" mean?
abandon someone to whatever may happenThe tour was suddenly canceled and we were left to our fate regarding an attempt to get our money refunded.
brown bag it
What does "brown bag it" mean?
to take a lunch to work I must brown bag it this week because the company cafeteria is closed.

find one's tongue
What does "find one's tongue" mean?
to begin to be able to talkI could not find my tongue when I stood in front of the crowd of people.
take care of (something)
What does "take care of (something)" mean?
to deal with something, to do what is necessary to accomplish something"Could you please take care of these letters while I make some phone calls."
put (something) into print
What does "put (something) into print" mean?
to have something printed and publishedIt was difficult to get the company to put the information pamphlets into print.
in one fell swoop
What does "in one fell swoop" mean?
as a single incident or eventIn one fell swoop we sold our car, furniture and apartment and moved to Germany.

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