American Idioms and Expressions

Make Oneself Heard Idiom

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make oneself heard
What does make oneself heard mean?
speak loudly so you will be heard above the noiseI had to speak loudly in order to make myself heard while the loud music was playing.
make oneself heard
What does make oneself heard mean?
to speak loudly so that you can be heardThe speaker tried very hard in order to make himself heard.
make oneself heard
What does make oneself heard mean?
to speak loudly so that you can be heard The speaker tried very hard in order to make himself heard.

make oneself heard
What does make oneself heard mean?
to speak loudly so that you will be heard above the noise I had to speak loudly in order to make myself heard while the loud music was playing.


Some Random Idioms
bring (someone) to
What does "bring (someone) to" mean?
to restore someone to consciousness from sleep/anesthesia/hypnosis/faintingWe tried hard to bring the woman to after the car accident.
cash in one`s chips
What does "cash in one`s chips" mean?
to exchange or sell something to get some money (from the chips used in a poker game)I decided to cash in my chips and go back to school.
hold back (someone)
What does "hold back (someone)" mean?
prevent someone from doing somethingThe police officers tried to hold back the angry woman.
VHF
What does "VHF" mean?
Very High Frequency Very High FrequencyThe television wasn't working because of a problem with the VHF connection.
on time
What does "on time" mean?
at the scheduled time."It's getting late. You'd better hurry if you want toget to work on time."
snag
What does "snag" mean?
acquire; grab; swipe; steal
chicken and egg situation
What does "chicken and egg situation" mean?
a situation where two things happen together and it is difficult to see which one of them caused the other, related to two factors - each of which causes or leads to the other I do not know if I should buy a new computer so I can make some money with it or make some money first and then buy a new computer. It is a chicken and egg situation.

take a pay cut
What does "take a pay cut" mean?
to accept a decrease in one's salary The telephone workers were forced to take a pay cut after the strike.

shot
What does "shot" mean?
launch of a rocket
fill out (something) or fill (something) out
What does "fill out (something) or fill (something) out" mean?
to write down the facts that are required (in a report or form etc.) We must fill out the forms before we can have an interview for the job.

fall down on the job
What does "fall down on the job" mean?
to fail to do something properlyThe man fell down on the job so they replaced him with another worker.

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