American Idioms and Expressions

Make Oneself Scarce Idiom

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make oneself scarce
What does make oneself scarce mean?
leave quickly, go awayI think that I will make myself scarce and go to the beach for the day.
make oneself scarce
What does make oneself scarce mean?
to leave quickly, to go away I think that I will make myself scarce and go to the beach for the day.


Some Random Idioms
tell (someone) off
What does "tell (someone) off" mean?
to speak angrily or complain to someoneWe told our neighbors off after their music was too loud last night.
go through the roof
What does "go through the roof" mean?
to go very highThe price of oil is going through the roof.
done to a T/turn
What does "done to a T/turn" mean?
to be cooked just right (just as one would cook a steak perfectly)The steaks were done to a T when my friend cooked them on the barbecue.
wet behind the ears
What does "wet behind the ears" mean?
inexperienced, immatureHe is a little wet behind the ears and doesn`t know much about his job yet.
as well
What does "as well" mean?
in addition, also, tooI plan to take a computer course this summer as well.
have money to burn
What does "have money to burn" mean?
have lots of moneyThe man has money to burn and is always buying something new.
go on a diet
What does "go on a diet" mean?
to start a plan/program to decrease some foods in order to decrease one's weightI plan to go on a diet at the beginning of the year.
Packed like sardines
What does "Packed like sardines" mean?
If a place is extremely crowded, people are packed like sardines, or packed in like sardines.
take attendance
What does "take attendance" mean?
to make a record of persons attending somethingOur teacher always takes attendance when we arrive in the morning.
pad
What does "pad" mean?
home; dwelling; room where one lives

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